Bay Music Festival

The popular Grammy-nominated Bill Kirchen will headline the 30th annual Bay Music Festival to be held at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park on June 11, with gates opening at 2 pm and the music starting at 3 pm.

The Centreville Lions Club, now in its 64th year, produces this major fund-raiser to assist with the many charities it supports, and the famed Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore. More than a quarter million dollars has been raised over the past 29 years the festival has been held, all on the grounds of the County’s expansive 4-H Park, just three miles southwest of Centreville.

Twaun Oakes, general chairman, said, “We are excited to have six tremendously talented acts this year led by the world-renown king of the Telecasters himself, Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, who be coming from Austin, Texas for his 3rd appearance”. He added that Bill Kirchen, of Hot Rod Lincoln fame, was formerly with Commander Cody and attracted large crowds in his previous appearances.

Also on stage this year will be Anna Burgess, making her initial visit, along with a very popular Philly based blues band known as The Ben Arnold Band. Welcomed back for the 30th year is rockabilly icon Bird Dog and the Road Kings. Also coming will be The Shoremen, Eastern Shore’s best blue grass group, and the ever popular Tranzfusion, who will be delivering hard driving classic rock its best. Another special guest this year is Del Puchert, sax player, for Elvis, Smoky Robinson and most recently Charlie Daniels.

Tickets are only $19 in advance and $25 at the gate. Youngsters 12 and under are free with paying adults. For your convenience, tickets may be purchased online at, or by visiting the PNC Bank branches in Centreville or Kent Island, Draper’s Liquors and CNB Bank in Centreville, Believe in Music in Easton, and Compleat Bookseller in Chestertown. The fairgrounds welcome families and the stage is under cover in the main exhibit building, open on all sides and surrounded by century old trees that provide tremendous shade if needed. Plenty of festival food and cold beverages will be available and Lions Club officials ask the please no coolers or pets be brought into the park.

For further information please call 410-604-2100 or check out the website at