🍦Who's headlining Bands in the Sand?

Public housing plans, Green Beer Races, Hockey for Heroes...


Good morning, Annapolis. Sorry for any confusion we caused yesterday. Navy is playing Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium and Army at FedEx Field in 2024. We (and by that I mean I) wrote it the other way around. Thanks to everyone who caught it. We’re slowly sending individual thank you notes. It’s a long list.

– Ryan

Let’s get to it.

Who’s headlining Bands in the Sand?

Bands in the Sand 2023

On September 1, 2023, the world lost a legend. Nobody wrote better boating music. Nobody wrote better vacation music. Or music for imagining you were on vacation. I of course mean Jimmy Buffett. And since Annapolis is full of Parrotheads, including some who called Jimmy a friend, it’s only right that this year’s Bands in the Sand headliner is. . . .

The Landsharks Band 🦈

AKA the premier Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Jimmy hired The Landsharks as the house band at Margaritaville and once said they knew his songs better than him. They’ve played with The Beach Boys, Bob Marley’s Wailers, and of course, Bubba himself.

Misspent Youth and Jah Works will open for the Landsharks. VIP and Committee tickets launch tomorrow at 9 AM. GA tickets launch May 1 at 9 AM.

What’s this? Bands in the Sand is an awesome outdoor fundraiser for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on June 8, 2024. Last year it raised over $500k for CBF.


As the days lengthen and temperatures rise, the anticipation of summer is in the air. With 84 Lumber as your hometown building partner, now is the time to plan and create your outdoor oasis. Turn your home into a sanctuary for relaxation and enjoyment during the summer months and beyond. The possibilities are endless with the help of 84 Lumber. 

Whether you’re in need of a new deck, a pergola, or a gazebo nestled in your backyard — 84 Lumber can bring your project to life. With a commitment to excellence, 84 Lumber offers a diverse range of materials, ensuring that your outdoor project is not only visually appealing but also durable. 

Transform your home into a haven for summer activities and get togethers, where memories are made to last a lifetime. 

Visit 84 Lumber’s Annapolis showroom at 1690 Balt-Annapolis Boulevard or take a tour of our Virtual Showroom before you stop by.


Who’s up for AACPS Teacher of the Year? 🍎

Congrats to the 2024 AACPS Teacher of the Year finalists!

🌟 Patrick Alexander from Piney Orchard Elementary School
🌟 Jesse Bragg from Meade Middle School
🌟 Amy Chitwood from Ridgeway Elementary School
🌟 Elizabeth Heist from Lake Shore Elementary School
🌟 Kellie Skinner from Annapolis High School

Clinton Kittrell (Summit School) and Tiffany Wenck (St. Paul’s Lutheran School) are the finalists for Anne Arundel County Independent Schools Teacher of the Year. These 7 stellar educators are among 69 who will be honored at the 38th Annual Excellence in Education Awards event on May 3. That’s also where we’ll find out who wins the big prize. See the full list of nominees.

“Oil” see you in court

The lawsuit involving Annapolis and AA County vs. 26 big-name oil and gas companies (think Exxon Mobile and BP) is heading to state court, not federal. That appears to be good news for Annapolis because Big Oil was seeking a federal hearing. Annapolis sued back in 2021, saying these companies violated Maryland law and directly contributed to climate change. Although the defendants pushed for a federal hearing, the case heads to the Anne Arundel Circuit Court on Friday. ($)

Big plans for public housing

Annapolis public housing could be about to transform. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development approved a redevelopment plan for Harbour House and Eastport Terrace. Among the plans: Doubling the number of homes, mixed-use spaces, accessibility improvements, and green spaces.

The next step is grant seeking. The housing authority will first go through the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant Initiative, which funded the new plan. On the other side, Annapolis will solicit developers. ($)

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Are you new to yoga? 🧘

Don’t even know what Vinyasa is? Or maybe you’re a longtime yogi wanting to brush up on the basics? Then this class is for YOU!

Foundations of Yoga – every Friday from 6:30–7:30 PM at Yoga Factory Annapolis.

It teaches the basics, the groundwork of your yoga practice. You’ll focus on technique and proper alignment, so you can move in and out of poses with ease.

This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to try yoga but is scared to get started! Sign up now.


Theater Talk Tuesday

The Baker’s Wife at Colonial Players
Bread and romance (two of our favorite things) come together in this musical by Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked. It opens this weekend and runs through March 30 at Colonial Players of Annapolis — 108 East Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Joyful Song at Live Arts Maryland
Love might not have done right by Rosemary Clooney, but Janet Paulson is set to do right by the iconic actress and singer. This tribute brings together favorites from her pop and jazz repertoires during a one-night engagement on March 8 at 7:30 PM at Live Arts Studio at Westfield — 2002 Annapolis Mall Annapolis, MD 21401.

A Winter’s Journey at Live Arts Maryland
This original concept explores a couple whose life together is forever changed by death, with musical reimaginings of Schubert’s Winterreise and Maury Yeston’s December Songs. Discover the power of hope that love can deliver on March 9 at 7:30 PM at Live Arts Studio at Westfield — 2002 Annapolis Mall Annapolis, MD 21401.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival XXXV at SPHS
One of Severna Park’s biggest community events, Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival, turns 35 this year. Don’t miss this lineup of yesteryear’s biggest musical hits performed by Severna Park High School’s most talented singers, dancers, and musicians. Performances run March 7–16 and tickets sell out fast.

Green Beer Races 💚🍻

Maybe it’s my Irish showing, but Green Beer just tastes better. Don’t miss the annual Green Beer Races at Eastport Democratic Club (525 State St, Annapolis) this Saturday (3/9) from 1–6 PM. Besides Green Beer/Kool-Aid races for the young and not-so-young, attendees will enjoy live music from Timmie and Tambo, face painting, and delicious food from Crabtown Curbs food truck. Dog Lovers: there’s also a Best Dressed Pooch Contest and the Mobile Adoption Unit will be onsite. 🐶 — LBM 🇮🇪

Hockey for Heroes is back 🏒

Here’s an excuse for the kids to stay up all night (it’s for a good cause). Navy Youth Hockey has Hockey for Heroes this weekend. It starts at 6 PM Friday and goes until 6 PM Saturday. Game after game will be played at the USNA’s McMullen Ice Arena.

Spectator admission is free no matter the time of day or night. Teams pay a $400 entry fee and should raise $1,000 in donations. The tournament benefits 8 veteran-focused charities. As of Monday afternoon, it had raised nearly $29K of its $75K goal. Learn more.

1 month away: Annapolis Film Festival

Do you have passes for the Annapolis Film Festival? It’s 1 month away and if you’ve never been, here’s Scoop’s official review.

AFF isn’t just a fun time to watch movies. It’s an entire weekend dedicated to expanding your mind and building a community around the love of movies.

They’ll have movies you won’t find in theaters – including amazing short films. And there will be interesting people from all over the world to meet. If you enjoy film in any way, we highly recommend checking out pass options. The 12th Annual Annapolis Film Festival is April 4–7 at venues all over town!

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Board of Education meeting

What’s on the docket for Wednesday’s (3/6) board of education meeting?

  • Workforce diversity efforts presentation

  • Bus Badge Pilot Program in Crofton 🚌

  • New high school English course 📝

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at noon in the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. It’s open to the public and you can learn how to submit testimony here.

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Look at your house

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The secret to a better body

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56 🌡️ 45 | 🌥️ | 9% | 💨 ESE 5 mph (4 knots)


55 🌡️ 47 | 🌧️ | 22% | 💨 ESE 6 mph (5 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 45ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
The Point | Skribe | 5–8 PM


49 West | Dave Chappell and Friends | 5–7 PM
Brian Boru | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Nate Finn | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Troll Tribe | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Grayson Moon | 6–9 PM
The Point | Aaron Hawkins | 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Russ | 9 PM

Baseball (4-7)
3/5 vs. UMBC | 3 PM
3/6 vs Coppin State | 3 PM

Women's Basketball (12-16)
3/6 @ Bucknell | 6 PM

Men's Basketball (12-17)
3/5 @ Patriot League Tournament - First Round | 7 PM

Women's Lacrosse (5-0)
3/6 vs. Drexel | 6 PM

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