(Annapolis, Maryland) – Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. is pleased to announce that The Mavericks will be the closer for the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival on Saturday, May 20th, 2017.
The Mavericks are an eclectic American band, combining country music, Latin, and rockabilly influences. The Mavericks were founded in 1989 in Miami, Florida. Between 1991 and 2003, the band recorded six studio albums. Their highest-peaking American single was 1996’s “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down”. They are best known in the UK for their 1998 single “Dance the Night Away,” which spent 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 4. In 1996, The Mavericks won a Grammy Award for the song “Here Comes the Rain.”
Don Hooker, festival promoter stated that, “Normally, the festival doesn’t repeat from year to year, but The Mavericks were so well received last year, despite the lousy weather and smaller than normal crowd, I felt that having them back made sense. They also filled the crossover band slot that we normally book each year.”
Also, recently added to the Sunday bill was Robert Randolph and the Family Band, who have a new album due out in February. The band has performed at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and also attracted the attention of such giants as Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, who have collaborated with him on stage and in the studio.
The final lineup is as follows:
Saturday – May 20th: The Mavericks, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band, Walter Trout, Samantha Fish, Toronzo Cannon, Frank Bang and the Cook County Kings, Sweet Leda
Sunday – May 21st: Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Ana Popovic, The William Bell Band, Mississippi Blues Child Mr. Sipp, The Apocalypse Blues Revue, Swamp Candy
Ticket are currently on sale at Early Bird Prices. Prices are: One Day Pass $52 Two Day Pass $92. There are a small number of VIP Tickets left at $550. See Website www.bayblues.org for details.
The Chesapeake Bay Events (CBE) held its first Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival in 1998. It has quickly gained national notoriety as one of the premier Blues Festivals in the world. Outside of providing top caliber entertainment, the festival also gives ALL net proceeds to charity.
This year’s recipients are: We Care and Friends, which is an organization providing a wide variety of services to the needy of Annapolis, and CAMP FANTASTIC, a camp for children with cancer which is operated by Special Love, Inc.