Local band Bird Dog and the Road Kings will return as the featured performer on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Beginning at 11am, the live performance is part of the festivities at the 10th annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day—a fundraiser organized by CBMM in cooperation with the Talbot Watermen Association—with proceeds benefiting both organizations.
In addition to live music, the event features a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest and the opportunity to meet the Chesapeake’s watermen, along with local steamed crabs, beer, and other food and beverages. Based on market price, steamed crabs will be available for $25 per dozen this year.
Other food includes crab cakes, fried shrimp, pit beef, pit turkey, pulled pork, ice cream and more. Children’s activities include a crab race, jigger throwing contest, baiting contest, a rowboat competition and more.
Admission to the 10am–5pm, rain or shine, event includes the boat docking contest, live music, and family activities, and is set at $18 for adults, $8 for children 6–17, and free for all children 5 and under. CBMM members, along with licensed watermen and their immediate families, get discounted admission at $10 per adult and $6 per child age 6–17.