Annapolis Red Hot & Blue Sponsors Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival For 17th Consecutive Year

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Red Hot & Blue Restaurant franchise owner, Chris Keller, announced that the Annapolis, Maryland restaurant has agreed to sponsor the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival for the 17th consecutive year. “We are tied to this event because of its location, the music style (genre) and that the organizer is local and helping local charities,” said Keller.

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"We love that the charities who benefit are local and admire the integrity of the organization that produces this event and embrace their love of the Blues,” said Chris Keller, owner of Red Hot & Blue franchise in Annapolis, MD.

Red Hot & Blue Restaurant franchise owner, Chris Keller, announced that the Annapolis, Maryland restaurant has agreed to sponsor the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival for the 17th consecutive year. “We are tied to this event because of its location, the music style (genre) and that the organizer is local and helping local charities,” said Keller.

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday May 17, 2015 at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, Maryland. Gates open at 10:30 am with performances scheduled from 11:00am-9:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am-8:00pm on Sunday. The festival is a rain or shine event to raise money for local charities such as: We Care And Friends; Special Love for Children with Cancer; Camp Face; and The League for People with Disabilities. The two-day festival will feature Blues artists Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Beth Hart, Jonny Lang and many more. Visit http://www.bayblues.org/line-up.html for a complete line-up of performances.

The Red Hot & Blue barbecue restaurant and caterer provides meals for all the festival entertainers and their staff. In addition, they feed over 500 VIP attendees twice a day for the two-day event. Keller explained, “We were involved the first year of the event and will always be a sponsor as long as the festival continues. The event is a natural tie to the Blues theme of our restaurant. The festival is a celebration of Blues acts in a beautiful setting on the Chesapeake, and the local charities and our BBQ, [are] the best! We love that the charities who benefit are local and admire the integrity of the organization that produces this event and embrace their love of the Blues.” Red Hot & Blue also participates in a smaller Blues Festival in Southern Maryland produced by the same organizers. The Annapolis Red Hot & Blue restaurant is located at 200 Old Mill Bottom Road Annapolis, MD 21409, phone: (410) 626-7427. For more information about Red Hot & Blue catering, dine-in or take-out menus and services visit: http://redhotandblue.com/annapolis

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival is produced by Chesapeake Bay Events (a non-profit corporation) P.O. Box 161 Dunkirk, MD 20754, phone: (410) 257-7413. For more information about the festival visit: http://www.bayblues.org

About Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Incorporated:
Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc. was named in the top 3 “Best Barbecue Chains in America” according to The Daily Meal article originally published on March 5, 2014. Editor Dan Myers sifted through regional preferences to funnel the most popular chains in his list of 10 Best Barbecue chains in America. Criteria for selection was based on: “local renown, consistency of food across all the locations, adherence to traditional barbecue techniques like “low and slow” on-premise smoking, atmosphere and most importantly, if the food tastes good.” The full article may found online at: http://www.thedailymeal.com/10-best-barbecue-chains-america/3414

The original Red Hot & Blue Restaurant was founded in 1988 by a group of true Southerners (including three politicians from Tennessee) and a transplanted “Yankee” who could not find authentic slow-smoked Memphis-style barbeque to their liking in the Nation’s Capital. Since its start, the Red Hot & Blue concept has found a home with multiple locations in six different states: Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. The Red Hot & Blue mission is to “serve only the best quality authentic Memphis-style Barbeque in a fun, casual atmosphere surrounded by blues music and memorabilia.” Red Hot & Blue’s premier catering services have been serving up Southern Hospitality for over 25 years at events from birthday, anniversary, baby showers or graduation gatherings, corporate meetings and presentations, retirement parties and family reunions to casual or formal weddings and large banquets. The Red Hot & Blue catering team can accommodate any type occasion from 20 to 10,000 attendees with customized menus to fit event plans and budget. For more information, visit http://www.redhotandblue.com
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For additional information or franchise opportunities, contact: Randy McCann, President, Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc., 154 Charlois Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27103. Phone: 336-714-1515; E-mail rmccann(at)rjdmgt(dot)com.

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