Kids and adults can get excited about school starting during The Greene Turtle’s Back 2 School Jam Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Annapolis, with events for all ages and some just for grown-ups.
The free family- and pet-friendly event kicks off at noon with games, face painting, vendors, music and giveaways. All-ages activities run until 6 p.m., with the nighttime celebration continuing until 2 a.m.
At night, a cover charge allows access to additional events including live bands outside, DJ Folly inside and a “frat house” beer garden.
Daytime “backpack games” include:
- Watermelon eating contests
- High school mascot races
- Are you smarter than a sports grader? and
- Corn hole tournaments
Kids and adults compete in corn hole for special prizes, including money for adults, a free first day Back 2 School limo ride for a student and friends by Silver Aero Limo, free haircuts by Sport Clips Annapolis and Navy Football tickets.
Giveaways include free backpacks with school supplies and free haircuts.
Entertainment for all ages runs noon-6 p.m., featuring Priddy Music Academy bands playing classic and modern rock hits from Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Led Zeppelin and other funk, pop and acoustic music. Fast as Lightning headlines the all ages show.
The nighttime entertainment includes performances by Fast As Lightning, Michael McHenry, clones of funk and The Chesapeake Sons. School-themed movies will show on a big screen.
An optional Lunch Box VIP ticket for $25 includes:
- Cover charge
- Access to the ABC Lunch VIP Cafeteria w/ S.A.T. buffet
- Drink specials
- Campus lawn game access
- Free Sport Clips Annapolis haircut or massage
- Crown Royal & Smirnoff vodka study hall tasting
- Greene Turtle diploma
- Free raffle ticket for the chance to Win NFL game day tickets
Evening cover charges at The Greene Turtle are usually $10. A percent of proceeds will go toward the Priddy Guitar Academy and local all-ages music programs.
Teachers and public school employees earn free entry to the Back 2 School Jam.
Greene Turtle Annapolis is located at 177 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis. The event runs noon-2am. For more information, check out the event Facebook page.
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