Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival Announces Full 2023 Lineup

Article Contributed by Festy GoNuts | Published on Thursday, April 6, 2023

Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival has announced the exciting lineup for its 2-day beachfront music festival at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD on September 30 and October 1, 2023.
By celebrating the best in regional and national bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music, the festival expects to attract fans from across the region as well as throughout the country to enjoy the special destination of Annapolis, Maryland, and the entire Chesapeake Bay area.

Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival headliners include Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Keller & The Keels, and Melvin Seals & JGB.

Other national touring bands include Fruition, Lindsay Lou (band & artist at large) Cabinet, Cris Jacobs & Smooth Kentucky, Jon Stickley Trio, Arkansauce, The Dirty Grass Players, The High & Wides, Wicked Sycamore and the Baygrass House Band - Geraldine.

Sandy Point State Park provides a perfect backdrop for this one-of-a-kind beachfront festival.  Attendees will enjoy music on 2 alternating stages, with stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay and ample space to spread out and enjoy themselves in comfort and style.

Annapolis Baygrass will also feature locally curated culinary options, including fresh lump crab cakes, roasted and raw oysters, gourmet BBQ, wood-fired pizzas, and vegetarian delicacies. Attendees will enjoy tasty microbrews at the Baytoberfest Beer Garden and fresh craft cocktails, mocktails and wines at the waterfront Blue Crab Beach Bar provided by local and regional beverage partners.

An exceptional VIP option will be available for those wishing to upgrade their experience with exclusive viewing areas, dining and lounge pavilion, chef-prepared hot meals, fresh-shucked oysters, snacks, free beverages, VIP parking, private entrance and more.  
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Annapolis Baygrass is a family-friendly event, with plenty of offerings for all ages.  Activities include interactive artist and conservation workshops, yoga classes, beach and yard games, a Kidzone, a craft vendor village and more.

More than a music festival, Annapolis Baygrass maintains a dual mission - to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and to support local Mental Health Awareness programs.
Baygrass’ environmental ethos is evidenced in its adoption of the sustainability model, making it one of the only green festivals in Maryland.
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“The Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival was born out of our team’s love of progressive bluegrass music, the desire to generate a fun community-oriented vibe and a passion for protecting the Chesapeake Bay,” says festival co-founder Ron Peremel.  “We created a unique music festival where just by having fun you're helping the Bay. As we like to say: Every Jam Saves the Bay!"

To increase Mental Health Awareness and connect the public to wellness resources, the festival has partnered with VA Way, a non-profit organization run by Baygrass co-founder John Way, an Army Veteran and a Certified Veteran MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) Instructor.

“I have attended hundreds of shows and festivals for over 20 years and have seen firsthand how music has the power to heal the mind. We have a rare opportunity with Baygrass to bring important mental health information to a large audience in an incredibly positive and supportive setting,” says Way.

For more information about the Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival, including the full lineup and ticket sales, visit the festival's website at