Chesapeake Blues Festival

by Mar 1, 2012

“When my daughter, Sarah and I found out how much hunger actually exists in our own back yard, and the excellent job that End Hunger Calvert is doing to alleviate it, we had to get involved.”
– Don Hooker, president of CBE.

End Hunger In Calvert County has been selected by Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. (CBE), producers of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival as a partner charity for the 2012 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.
Every year the festival donates 100% of the proceeds to various local worthwhile causes. Last year, the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival donated over $50,000 to charity and over 10,000 people attended the two-day event.
“When my daughter, Sarah and I found out how much hunger actually exists in our own back yard, and the excellent job that End Hunger Calvert is doing to alleviate it, we had to get involved”, stated Don Hooker, president of CBE. “I hope that we not only raise money at the Blues Festival for End Hunger Calvert, but also raise awareness with the thousands of Festival attendees” adds Hooker.
“End Hunger In Calvert County is honored to be one of The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival charities,” says Rev. Robert P. Hahn, chairman of End Hunger In Calvert County. “It is a great event. One I have attended many times. The volunteers at the Blues Festival embody our motto, Together We Can. Don understands that there is something everyone can do and his team has stepped forward to do their part. It is a privilege to partner with them.”
The 2012 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will be held on May 19th and 20th at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. This year’s lineup includes: Jonny Lang, JJ Grey and Mofro, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Ruthie Foster, Shemekia Copeland, Philipp Fankhauser, Honey Island Swamp Band, Michael Williams Band, Janiva Magness and Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Albert Cummings, Patty Reese, Tom Principato and more.