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Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival 2014

Check out the committee's progress on  Facebook.  

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
Vietnam War Theme
May 24—26, 2014

Saturday , May 24, 2014

Opening Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park @ 10:00 am
Mini Rolling Thunder—early afternoon
Vietnam Rescue Operations/”Secret War” in Laos Video Presented by Chesapeake Beach Resident and Vietnam Veteran LTC Ret Phil Pfanschmidt @ Chesapeake Beach Town Hall, 1:30 PM
"Vietnam War Era" Armed Forces Radio Show @ NBVFD 7 pm ($)*

Travel Back to the 1960’s "Vietnam War Era" Armed Forces Radio Show with Bob Hope

Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 7:00 PM

North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall

Bob Hope’s USO Show entertained the troops throughout Southeast Asia all through the Viet Nam war years. Now, in honor of the 50th anniversary, the Stars and Stripes Festival, along with Twin Beach Players present a reenactment of the Bob Hope USO Radio Broadcast. 

Come join us for a fun evening of comedy and music, featuring Jamie Zemarel (right) of Capitol Steps fame and Sid Curl (below) performing Bob Hope, along with a 4 piece band led by Bob Snider.  As always, Hope traveled with beautiful women, and local talent Marina Ybarra (below) will certainly encompass all those famous starlets.

If you saw the show 2 years ago remembering WWII, you already know you are in for quite an entertaining evening! There will be first class music and slap stick comedy galore. Snacks will be served, but we encourage you to have dinner before attending. The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be offering beer and wine at a cash bar. This show is probably not of interest to  younger children. We encourage you to make this an adult night out. Tickets are $15 per person and are available by following the link below and are also available at Chesapeake Beach Town Hall.

*Tickets on Sale May 1 online and at Chesapeake Beach Town Hall  $15.00 per person.  

To purchase tickets online with a major credit card via PayPal, click here (leaving site)

Sunday, May 25, 2014 (Kellam’s Field) 11:00 am

Military displays, educational and fun games and activities for all ages, slides, moon bounce, super heroes, family day picnic and local entertainment headlining Sam Grow.

Sam Grow was born to sing. From the second he opens his mouth, you know it. Born in southern Maryland, Grow discovered a passion for music at the age of 5, when his biggest musical influences, his father and sister, would spend their afternoons around the piano, singing and playing. “My dad would play The Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Elvis and Otis Redding records. I just fell in love with the soul and passion in their voices”. By 16, Sam was playing shows anywhere and everywhere he could; and in 10 years time, Sam has single-handedly built a core-following, playing 250 dates a year all over the US. His first 2 independent releases have sold over 30K copies and his most recent record charted in the top 20 on iTunes. 

In late 2013, Sam made the move to Nashville and has inked his first publishing deal with ole. After meeting with ole’s General Manager, John Ozier, for 10 minutes, John knew that Sam was a star in the making. Ozier says, “I worked as an A&R representative for 10 years and I have never met an artist that sings and owns a room like Sam does. We are excited that he is a part of the ole team. Sam has a very bright future ahead of him.” Sam will be recording his next record with Grammy-nominated producers, Matt McClure and Kyle Jacobs, with a scheduled release in 2014.

Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am

American Legion Post 206 Closing Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park
Dedication of Vietnam Memorial by Nam Knights of America, Old Line Chapter, Calvert County

For additional information contact Stephanie Zanelotti 
or call 301-752-0445

All events (unless otherwise stated) are free. Donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated to ensure future Festivals to celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor our fallen heroes.

 For Sponsorship and / or Donation opportunities, click here .

For an event flyer, click here .

Stars & Stripes Fifth Grade Artwork 2013 (slideshow) -- click here

Stars and Stripes Festival 2014 Photos

Stars and Stripes Festival 2013 Photos

Stars and Stripes Festival 2012 Photos

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