Pressing Strings -  Saturday, April 4th 3 pm - 5 pm, Navy Point Bandstand

Pressing Strings is a musical group from the Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis. Often described musically as a blend of Indie, folk, and soul. The band started making music all the way back in 2007 while singer and band leader Jordan Sokel decided to leave college and pursue a life dedicated to his craft of writing and performing original songs. In the following years the cast around Sokel changed more than a few times but in 2014 the puzzle began to come together with bassist Nick Welker and drummer Brandon Bartlett joining the band. Together the trio have made waves on a national level with AAA radio and continue to record and perform steadily. While the band started as more of an acoustic folk based venture, in recent years they have gravitated more towards a soulful bluesy rock direction which is where they seem to hit the mark performing live. Like many bands they have developed a knack for taking well known cover material and spinning in into their own style.

 Jay Fleming  

Saturday, April 4th   11 am - 12 pm  Island Life: Changing Cultures, Changing Shorelines 

Renowned Chesapeake Bay photographer Jay Fleming opens his exhibition "Island Life: Changing Cultures, Changing Shorelines" during the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival.  

The photography exhibit will run April 4 - August 30, 2020.  

 Jay's work explores how the changing environment is affecting islands on the Chesapeake such as Smith and Tangier Islands.   To kick off his exhibition, Jay will hold a lecture on Saturday, April 4th at 11 a.m. in the Van Lennep Auditorium. 

Renowned Chesapeake Bay photographer Jay Fleming opens his exhibition "Island Life: Changing Cultures, Changing Shorelines" during the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival.  

The photography exhibit will run April 4 - August 30, 2020.  

 Jay's work explores how the changing environment is affecting islands on the Chesapeake such as Smith and Tangier Islands.   To kick off his exhibition, Jay will hold a lecture on Saturday, April 4th at 11 a.m. in the Van Lennep Auditorium. 

Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival Schedule & Events

Fogg's Landing Stage
Saturday, April 4th

Emma Myers

  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

John Belser
 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 Chris Sacks

3:00 p.m.  -5:00 p.m.


​​Sunday, April 5th

Dave Hawkins  
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

​​​​ Jayme Dingler "Jayme D"

 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


​We are saddened to announce the postponement of the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, due to an executive order announced by the state prohibiting gatherings of more than 250 people.
As per the State of Maryland's executive order, the 9th Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival will be rescheduled once Maryland declares an end to the state of emergency and has proclaimed that COVID-19 does not present a catastrophic threat.
We are working together with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to come up with an alternative date but will need to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 virus outbreak over the next few weeks. Please stay tuned for more details as we deal with these unprecedented circumstances.

hose who have purchased admission in advance can contact Laurel Seeman at lseeman@cbmm.org for a refund, which will be issued by the end of the month. All tickets were purchased through the CBMM.

Be safe, calm and healthy!

Patriot Cruises will have special rate for festival goers, $10/per person (normally $26.50/pp) throughout the festival weekend.   

Pre-purchase through their website in advance to reserve your spot, they sold out last year!   Use Coupon Code Sea Glass when checking out!  Purchase rides here.

Live Music Schedule

Dr. Beachcomb - Deacon Ritterbush

Saturday April 4th  1 pm - 2 pm    Beach Pottery: a Basic Primer 
Sunday, April 5th   11 am - 12 pm   
The Archaeology Of Beachcombing with a Focus on the Chesapeake Bay Region  

Dr. S. Deacon Ritterbush (aka Dr. Beachcomb) has been at the forefront of educating people on the beachcomb experience, the history/science behind shore treasures,  and coastal conservation issues. An award-winning author, she is also the founder and coordinator of the annual International Beachcombing Conference (IBC), which brings together beachcombers from across the world for a week of tutorials, films, beachcombing expeditions & sea glass/ocean arts workshops. (www.thebeachcombingconference.com).

This year’s IBC takes place the week of March 23rd in Annapolis, MD.
To learn more about Beachcombing and Beachcomb treasures (sea glass, glass fishing floats, pottery shards, Beachcomb tips, productive beaches), visit: www.drbeachcomb.com

See Festival Page for more info!

​​Mary McCarthy

Shard Identification & Sea Glass Discussions  - Both Days when there are no lectures. - Van Lennup Auditorium

Sunday April 5th 1 pm - 2 pm   Exploring Coastal Landfills of the East Coast

Mary McCarthy, Executive Director of The Beachcombing Center, will provide Sea Glass Shard Identification all day Saturday & Sunday during all non-presentation hours.  Bring your favorite pieces to learn and discuss their origins!

On Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Mary will share her knowledge of beachcombing & mudlarking in coastal landfills of the East Coast.   Put your virtual boots on for some mudmucking as we explore history and finds at dump beaches from the Chesapeake Bay and Washington D.C. to New York and Boston. From 19th century Victorian dolls, marbles and bottle stoppers to mid-century plastic toys, these finds are unique and as time passes, we are losing the shorelines that produce them to coastal erosion and other threats. Let’s learn more about what makes the places and finds special!

Friday April 3rd, join fellow beachcombers to celebrate The Beachcombing Center opening on Tilghman Island located 15 minutes from St. Michaels. 

See more information and purchase tickets for the Friday evening event here.

​​​Navy Point Bandstand Stage

Saturday, April 4th

Jayme Dingler "Jayme D"

  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Dave Hawkins
 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pressing Strings

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Sunday, April 5th

Emma Myers
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

John Belser

 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.