Created in 1997 as a way to expose local music to a larger audience, Eastport a Rockin’ draws attendees from throughout the Eastport neighborhood and across the Annapolis area and is known as the local music festival of the summer.
We'll have 35+ bands on four stages, with bands playing for the first time, including Journos, Laura Bruno, 8 Ohms, and Moran Tripp, joining perennial favorites like The Eastport Oyster Boys, Dean Rosenthal, The Grilled Lincolns, and Kelly Bell Band, and some newly returned vets like Dan Haas, Brandon Hardesty of the Bumpin' Uglies, Swamp Candy, and Higher Hands. Speaking of returned vets, Meg Murray, who played the first Eastport a Rockin’ in 1997 (with her band Non Fiction) is now celebrating 25 years with August West at Eastport a Rockin’ 2023 – their first time back since 2004. The Eastport Oyster Boys remain the only band to have played Eastport a Rockin’ all 26 times.
With an unbeatable location surrounding the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Horn Point Harbor Marina on Back Creek in Annapolis’ historic maritime district of Eastport, this daylong festival offers everything an attendee could want. Mouth-watering food, including local seafood, BBQ, shave ice and more, will be available as will thirst quenching beverages, including an array of domestic and craft beers and a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Tickets at the Gate will be $40 General Admission, $150 VIP, free for kids 12 and under, with discounts available online for advanced purchases.
We can’t do what we do without the help of our sponsors. Every dollar that we raise through sponsorship is a dollar more that we can give to our charities. Sponsorship opportunities come in many shapes and sizes and we can work with you to design a sponsor package that maximizes benefits for your organization and the charities involved with the event. Please consider becoming a sponsor this year! Visit www.eastportarockin.com for more information.
Proceeds from the event benefit deserving local charities including The Annapolis Maritime Museum, the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM), the Eastport Volunteer Fire Company, Eastport Elementary and Annapolis Middle Schools and other local charities.
Dogs (on leashes) and strollers are welcome, coolers and outside food and beverages are not.
* Rain or Shine * No Refunds * No Rain Date * No Outside Food or Beverages
* IDs required for 21+ * Strollers and Dogs on Leashes Welcome
All ages welcome. Must be 21+ to consume alcoholic beverages and must provide ID whenever asked.
Presented By: Back Creek Benefits
Location: 700 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
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