Part of “Return to Our Roots” Celebration – Invest in our Planet

BAYFORD—Not just one band providing live music, but five; not just one event but three converging to deliver an action-filled experience for visitors in the Exmore Town Park on Saturday, April 20, 2024, beginning at 10 am. The Eastern Shore Community Services Network in partnership with the NAACP, Northampton Branch will introduce the first annual “Return to Our Roots,” an event that incorporates Earth Day 2024 and National Parks Day 2024 celebrations with a tribute to the diverse musical legacy of our region.

Participating musicians include Paul Urba, The Rausco Brothers Band, Melinda & the Speakeasies, Latino band plus headliner Paul Pesco, an internationally known singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has toured with many luminaries including Madonna. Festivities will open with stage performances by the New Hallelujah Gospel Group. In addition to the free musical concerts, there will be a variety of vendors and food trucks plus displays, informative exhibits and activities reflecting the event’s focus on  preserving our culture and environment for future generations; all under the umbrella of Earth Day’s theme “Invest in The Planet.”

Attendees can take advantage of complimentary health screenings and resources with Sentara Health, Eastern Shore Health District and Eastern Shore Rural Health System. “Return to Our Roots” kicks off in the Town Park at 10 am. At 7 pm, the bands and music will transition to the legendary “Do Drop Inn” on Bayford Road in Weirwood where there will be the opportunity to view memorabilia and photos honoring musical greats like Arthur “Big Boy Crudup.”

All activities in the park are free, and there is plenty of free parking. Donations will be requested for the evening concert at the Do Drop Inn. Sponsorships are available, For more information contact Jane Cabarrus at 804-513-0532 or [email protected] or Jane & Paul Burge at [email protected] .

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Apr 20 2024


10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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