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Free College Park Blues Festival

Memphis or Bust!
This festival is a fundraiser to help send the DCBS Battle of the Bands winner to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN....

  Performers   |   Raffle Prizes   |  Sponsors

7th Annual College Park Blues Festival
Saturday, November 8, 2014

FREE at Ritchie Coliseum
College Park, MD from 6pm to 11:30pm
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Featuring

FREE College Park Blues Festival 2014 - Bands & Sponsors

Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers are needed to:

  • setup and decorate Ritchie Coliseum
  • staff the DCBS Booths and Raffle tables
  • recruit sponsors and vendors and DCBS members
  • spread the word! Pass out flyers, share on FB, let everyone know about this free festival!

Available to help? Send a message to volunteer@dcblues.org

Vendor Opportunities


  1. Email cp@dcblues.org to confirm space is available and receive a Vendor Application
  2. Fill out the Vendor Application
  3. Pay online or include check with Vendor Application
  4. Send payment confirmation to cp@dcblues.org

    >   Your booth is NOT confirmed until you have paid AND received booth confirmation from cp@dcblues.org
Vendors - Pay Online


Memphis or Bust!
This festival is a fundraiser to help send the DCBS Battle of the Bands winner to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN....

FREE:
Free entry and free Parking

> Food and beverages (incl. beer and wine) available for purchase
> Raffle prizes include a Fender guitar
> Visit the vendors for a variety of gifts and crafts and home improvements.

WHERE:
Ritchie Coliseum
(across from University of Maryland)
Route 1
College Park, MD 20740
See Directions and Parking options below

SPONSORS:
University of Maryland & UMD Dining Services
City of College Park, MD
Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
College Park Arts Exchange
Atomic Music

CPBF2014 Blues Week on the Radio (November 1-7)

Listen for festival band interviews and blues tunes

WPFW 89.3fm Monday, November 3 - Elliott Gross of WPFW's 'Don't Forget the Blues' will interview Jackie Scott around noon....Tune in to WPFW 89.3fm!

All week - WMUC 88.1FM



Win Prizes and Giveaways

:Win a Guitar at the Festival Raffle

CPBF 2014 Guitar Raffle from Atomic Music Fender Strat Guitar and case - courtesy of Atomic Music
11011B Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 595-4190


Win Prizes at the College Park Blues Festival 2014 from Old Line Bistro

Old Line Fine Wine & Bistro
11011 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-937-5999

Thanks to the College Park Blues Festival Sponsors!

City of College Park, Maryland Maryland National Parks and RecreationUniversity of Maryland

Brought to you by the College Park Recreation Board and the DC Blues Society.

SPONSORS:   City of College Park, University of Maryland, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, UMD Dining Services, DC Blues Society, Atomic Music, Clarion Inn & Fundome, Original Ledo Restaurant, Terrapin's Turf, Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, College Park Arts Exchange, Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro, Phillips-Kleiner VFW, Shop College Park, UMD WMUC 88.1fm, WPFW 89.3fm

Special Thanks to these College Park Blues Festival Community Sponsors!

Atomic Music -- a backline sponsor of the College Park Blues Festival

Beltsville Store:

Atomic Music
NEW LOCATION - next to Old Line Bistro (former Circuit City)
11011B Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 595-4190


CPBF - Clarion Inn College Park

The Original Ledo Restaurant!

Thank you for Providing Pizza to the Artists and Crew!

The Original Ledo Restaurant
4509 Knox Road
College Park, MD 20740
301 422-8122 / 301 422-8622


CPBF 2014 - Terrapin's Turf - New Sponsor

Thank you for Providing Food for the Artists and Crew!

Terrapin's Turf
4410 Knox Rd
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 277-8377


Visit the Vendors

Veteran's   Tributes
The Branchville Phillips-Kleiner VFW Post 5627 will have Buddy Poppy's available to wear.
Wear your military uniform for special Veteran's Day recognition!

College Park Arts Exchange
Make Your Own Buttons with the College Park Arts Exchange
Turn your favorites into buttons! Bring pictures and clips of your favorite musicians or anything you enjoy to convert them into wearable buttons! Made for you by the College Park Arts Exchange volunteers while you enjoy the music.



DIRECTIONS TO RITCHIE COLISEUM

Take the Metro! The College Park metro (Green Line) is walking distance or a short cab ride.


From Baltimore and Points North
I-95 South to Exit 27, follow signs to U.S. Route 1 South
Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1 and turn left onto Rossborough Road
Ritchie Coliseum will be on the immediate right

From Points South
I-95 North to Exit 25 and U.S. 1 South
Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1 and turn left onto Rossborough Road
Ritchie Coliseum will be on the immediate right

From Bowie/Annapolis Areas and Points East
U.S. 50 to the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495) North
Exit Beltway at Exit 25 and U.S. 1 South; go two miles south on U.S. Route 1 and turn left onto Rossborough Road
Ritchie Coliseum will be on the immediate right 

From West
I-495 North to Exit 25
Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1 and turn left onto Rossborough Road
Ritchie Coliseum will be on the immediate right

From Washington, D.C.
Take 16th St. north to Georgia Ave. North (U.S. 97)
Go about 1/4 mile to Capital Beltway (I-495) East
Get off at Exit 25 and U.S. 1 South; continue 2 miles on U.S. Route 1 and turn left onto Rossborough Road
Ritchie Coliseum will be on the immediate right

If traveling South on Route 1 toward the University of Maryland, College Park, go past the main entrance to the campus (which is Campus Drive) and turn left at the very next light onto Rossborough Lane. After you turn left onto Rossborough Lane, Ritchie Coliseum will be the building immediately on your right. The main entrance to the "lobby" of Ritchie Coliseum is on the side facing Route 1.

WHERE TO PARK

> Behind Ritchie Coliseum in lots K1 or K2

> Across the street in lots C1 and C2 (meter parking may not be free)

> In the College Park metro garage

For further information with regard to parking, you can visit the following:

Parking Maps and Apps


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