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Celebrating the Blues in the Nation's Capital - MD, DC, VA

28th Annual DC Blues Festival   –   Labor Day Saturday, September 3, 2016
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DC Blues Society (DCBS) - bringing live blues to the nation's capital - MD / DC / VA - for more than 27 years!
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The DC Blues Society (DCBS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer, membership organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the blues through performance & educational programs.

Battle of the Bands

Congratulations to the 2016 DCBS
Memphis or Bust IBC Battle Winners

2016 College Park Blues Festival

Thanks to all the bands and musicians who competed! Click the links and photos to view more information.

2016 Battle of the Blues Bands & Solo/Duo Winners play the

2016 Annual FREE College Park Blues Festival


2017 International Blues Challenge


2017 29th Annual FREE DC Blues Festival

Entry deadline is August 10 each year

Nominations include:
  Blues Bands   |   Youth/Solo/Duo Blues Acts
Self-Produced Blues CDs

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Support Our Affiliates & Sponsors

DCBS Strathmore Shades of Blue Giveaways and Discounts

Blues Foundation Affiliate WPFW 89.3 is the DC Blues Festival Media Sponsor
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Ways to Donate to DCBS

DCBS Tax Deductible Festival Sponsorship

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Dirty Deal at Firestation

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4th Friday Happy Hour

Fourth Friday from 5pm-10pm!
American Legion Post 41
905 Sligo Avenue (entrance at Fenton Street parking lot)
Silver Spring, MD 20910

FREE  1st Sunday Blues Jam
(except February it's the 2nd Sunday)
Silver Spring American Legion

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