THE EXPERIENCE

About Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival

The Experience

About Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival

This was an AMAZING fest!

~ 2023 Baygrasser

THE ANNAPOLIS BAYGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE:

Baygrass is a conservation and community-focused musical event that blends the finest progressive bluegrass, jamgrass and Americana music with a gorgeous beachfront venue, and a mission to protect the Chesapeake Bay and raise mental health awareness.

GET READY TO BAYGRASS!

You’ll enjoy 14 of the best local and Nationally touring bands on two alternating stages and an interactive workshop pavilion.

Baygrass features delicious, locally sourced food, including fresh oysters, microbrews, craft cocktails and wines, beach yoga, music and educational workshops, beach and yard games, kids activities, local craft vendors, an exceptional VIP experience and much more!

ELEVATED FOOD AND DRINK EXPERIENCE

Our goal is to delight your senses through thoughtfully curated food and drinks while taking in spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay and dancing in the sand.

Baygrass features local culinary options, including fresh lump crab cakes, roasted and raw oysters, gourmet BBQ, wood-fired pizzas, and other delicious vegan and vegetarian delicacies.

Enjoy tasty microbrews at the Baytoberfest Beer Garden and fresh craft cocktails, mocktails and wines at the Blue Crab Beach Bar provided by our local and regional beverage partners.

An exceptional VIP option will be available for those wishing to upgrade their experience.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A BAYGRASS VIP

ELEVATED FOOD AND DRINK EXPERIENCE

Our goal is to delight your senses through thoughtfully curated food and drinks while taking in spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay and dancing in the sand.

Baygrass features local culinary options, including fresh lump crab cakes, roasted and raw oysters, gourmet BBQ, wood-fired pizzas, and other delicious vegan and vegetarian delicacies.

Enjoy tasty microbrews at the Baytoberfest Beer Garden and fresh craft cocktails, mocktails and wines at the Blue Crab Beach Bar provided by our local and regional beverage partners.

An exceptional VIP option will be available for those wishing to upgrade their experience.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A BAYGRASS VIP

“Food was great, a real Chesapeake treat!”

~2023 Baygrasser

Activities and Games

You could spend all day watching music at Baygrass, for sure, but there are plenty of other activities if your dancing feet need a breather.

Enjoy a game of Cornhole with your friends, or make some new ones at one of the many beach and yard games setup throughout the grounds.

Or, get ready to dance through the night with an amazing beachside yoga session. 

The world is your oyster at Baygrass, sometimes literally!

 

MUSICAL AND EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

Under the Baygrass Workshop Pavilion, you could learn how to shuck oysters like a pro, or get some fiddle tips from one of the Baygrass performers.  Or maybe you sit in on a Mental Health Workshop, and perhaps learn the proper way to administer Narcan in an emergency.

Perhaps the best parts of the Workshop Pavilion are the intimate interactions with the festival artists.  Anyone at Baygrass 2023 who caught Yonder Mountain String Band’s “Life On The Road” talk, or Mimi Naja’s (of Fruition) “Gillian Welch Birthday Tribute” know just how special these moments can be.

MUSICAL AND EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

Under the Baygrass Workshop Pavilion, you could learn how to shuck oysters like a pro, or get some fiddle tips from one of the Baygrass performers.  Or maybe you sit in on a Mental Health Workshop, and perhaps learn the proper way to administer Narcan in an emergency.

Perhaps the best parts of the Workshop Pavilion are the intimate interactions with the festival artists.  Anyone at Baygrass 2023 who caught Yonder Mountain String Band’s “Life On The Road” talk, or Mimi Naja’s (of Fruition) “Gillian Welch Birthday Tribute” know just how special these moments can be.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

A family-friendly festival, Baygrass has plenty to keep the kids busy, while the kid in you is having just as much fun!

 With beach games, activities, crafts and workshops in the Kidz Cove, your kids will have a blast.  Plus, did we mention there’s a beach?! (no lifeguard on duty – so make sure the little ones are accompanied at all times).  And since Baygrass is located at a pristine State Park, we have the benefit of a bathhouse with clean bathrooms, showers and changing rooms to accommodate you and your family for the entire day and night.

 So pack the wagon, grab the kiddos, and get ready for a weekend the entire family will cherish!

ONE-OF-A-KIND VIP EXPERIENCE

VIP Baygrassers can enjoy the VIP Village and Hospitality Pavilions, including free tastings from local brewery and spirits’ partners, as well as a chef-prepared daily hot meal featuring lump Maryland crab cakes and fresh raw oysters and tasty snacks.

Other VIP perks include dedicated parking, expedited entry lane at box office, Baygrass poster, commemorative steel cup, discounted drinks, preferred viewing areas, luxury bathrooms and more!

“VIP two-day ticket was a BARGAIN! Great food, great section for viewing and great places to hang!” ~2023 VIP Baygrasser

ONE-OF-A-KIND VIP EXPERIENCE

VIP Baygrassers can enjoy the VIP Village and Hospitality Pavilions, including free tastings from local brewery and spirits’ partners, as well as a chef-prepared daily hot meal featuring lump Maryland crab cakes and fresh raw oysters and tasty snacks.

Other VIP perks include dedicated parking, expedited entry lane at box office, Baygrass poster, commemorative steel cup, discounted drinks, preferred viewing areas, luxury bathrooms and more!

“VIP two-day ticket was a BARGAIN! Great food, great section for viewing and great places to hang!” ~2023 VIP Baygrasser

SANDY POINT STATE PARK

This 786-acre Maryland State Park is located along the Northwestern shore of the majestic Chesapeake Bay and 10 miles from downtown Annapolis. The park’s beaches and picnic areas are well known for their breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay, which is the largest estuary in the United States and is one of the most productive bodies of water in the world.

Sandy Point State Park features swimming beaches, fishing, crabbing, boating, windsurfing, hiking, areas of historical interest and wildlife viewing.

Enjoy this unique festival with your feet in the sand, while taking in the beautiful views and learning why so many people want to protect the treasured Chesapeake Bay for future generations.

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

The charming waterside city of Annapolis is the capital of Maryland, with a proud colonial heritage offering visitors the latest in dining, accommodations, shopping and entertainment.  Annapolis is a cultural and historical hub, bursting with fascinating colonial destinations and stories which make it an ideal place for history buffs looking to learn more about America in its infancy.

Annapolis is home to the U.S. Naval Academy and St. John’s College, a liberal arts college with a history going back to 1696.  Known as America’s Sailing Capital, the city is located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and is a paradise for water lovers, famous for its steamed crabs, lighthouses, and 500 miles of gorgeous shoreline.

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

The charming waterside city of Annapolis is the capital of Maryland, with a proud colonial heritage offering visitors the latest in dining, accommodations, shopping and entertainment.  Annapolis is a cultural and historical hub, bursting with fascinating colonial destinations and stories which make it an ideal place for history buffs looking to learn more about America in its infancy.

Annapolis is home to the U.S. Naval Academy and St. John’s College, a liberal arts college with a history going back to 1696.  Known as America’s Sailing Capital, the city is located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and is a paradise for water lovers, famous for its steamed crabs, lighthouses, and 500 miles of gorgeous shoreline.

“With side-by-side stages, we were never waiting for the next set. There were no dead spots where you could not hear the music. The real bathrooms were significant as was the ability to return to the car for another layer when the sun set.

The space was great and respected by everyone.  Can’t wait until next year!”

~ 2023 Baygrasser

Baygrass Festival 2023 Recap Video

Filmed and edited by Jay Strausser and Sam Watson
Music: “Happy Song” by Railroad Earth

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