Split2nd at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa prior to July 2 fireworks
Chesapeake Beach, MD –
Calvert County’s Twin Beach towns got the Independence Day holiday off to an early start Sunday, July 2. The Town of Chesapeake Beach’s annual fireworks show started shortly after dusk. Dubbed “Fireworks Over the Bay,” the spectacle could also be viewed in North Beach as well.

At Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa, hundreds gathered to enjoy great food, music and stake out a great spot to view the pyrotechnics, which were shot from two barges. Several spectators watched from the boat dock, others on the sandy strip in front of the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant and even more in front of the band shell. For several hours the revelers were entertained by the band Split2nd. The Maryland-based group has been named “Best Local Band” four years in a row by the readers of Gazette Newspapers. The band performed an array of familiar hits by the Rolling Stones, Earth, Wind and Fire, Sam and Dave—even Barry Manilow. Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa entertainment director Murphy Smilardo told TheBayNet.com that two shows were recently added to the 2017 Rock the Dock schedule. On Wednesday, July 12 “Lights Out” a “Jersey Boys Tribute” will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The popular 1970s soul group The Spinners are booked for Saturday, July 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more information on the shows, visit the Resort and Spa’s web site.

As it has in years past, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office traffic plan proved effective in getting cars out of the Twin Beach area in a timely manner. The traffic plan eliminates all left hand turns. Route 261 has delineation devices installed to prohibit U-turns.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com