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Great news for music lovers! The 23rd year edition of Eastport a Rockin’ (EAR) will be returning on Saturday, June 22, 2019 to entertain Annapolis once more. 37 local bands will perform on four stages during one great day of rock and roll. Proceeds from the event will aid the Annapolis Maritime Museum and local causes like the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Eastport Elementary School, and Eastport Volunteer Fire Department.


First held in 1997 thanks to founder James Borchelt, EAR was intended to give local musical artists an opportunity to introduce themselves to bigger crowds. The event has attracted larger audiences every year since. After more than two decades, Eastport a Rockin’ has become the Chesapeake region’s premier summer music festival. In 2016, EAR added a fourth stage at the Horn Point Marina, giving more groups a chance to strut their stuff.

The Bands

Brand new bands will perform along with more established groups. In more than 20 years, Eastport a Rockin’ has given crowd-pleasing local bands their debuts. EAR is especially fun for music lovers because there is a nice mix of musical genres like rock n’ roll, jazz, funk, blues, folk, roots, and bluegrass.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum, at the end of Second Street and on Back Creek, in the historic maritime district of Eastport.

Food & Beverages: BBQ, local seafood, gyros, ice cream, etc. will be served, along with non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, including domestic and craft beers.

Kids Area: Will feature moon bounces, tattoo artists, face painters, and Kindie (Kid Indie) rock from local teen musicians.

For More Information & Tickets: Eastport a Rockin’

Your Inn Near Eastport a Rockin’

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is less than a mile and a half away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis offering superb accommodations and free parking for guests.

Gibson’s three houses host 20 fully-furnished guest rooms, with three 19th-century parlors, a dining room, conference room, and a beautiful central courtyard. See the photos of our beautiful rooms by clicking on the link for each house below.

Berman House

Lauer House

Patterson House

Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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