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Free College Park Blues Festival
Save the Date!
7th Annual FREE College Park Blues Festival
Saturday, November 8, 2014



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

6th Annual College Park Blues Festival
Saturday, November 2, 2013

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

  • Little Bit a Blues - Piedmont Blues with NEA recipient Warner Williams and Jay Summerour
  • DC Blues Society Band
  • Stacy Brooks - DCBS Battle of the Band Winner
  • Daddy Mack Blues Band - bringing the blues from Memphis, TN

Washington Post Going Out Guide recommends Daddy Mack Blues Band

Crawlin' Kingsnake captured the sold out DCBS Daddy Mack Blues Band show at the SS Legion in 2012:

Festival Raffle Prizes


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!

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

Vendor Opportunities


  1. Email cp@dcblues.org to confirm space is available.
  2. Fill out the Vendor Application
  3. Pay online or include check with Vendor ApplicationSend 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 PRS guitar, gift certificates for local restaurants, blues shows, and jewelry
> Get ready for the holidays - visit the vendors for a variety of gifts and crafts.

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

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

Performers
View the Flyer

6th Annual College Park Blues Festival November 2, 2013
This is a fundraiser to send the 2013 DCBS Battle of the Bands winner to Memphis so be sure to enter the Memphis or Bust! raffles and show your support!

Music will be performed by:

Daddy Mack Blues Band - bringing the blues from Memphis, TN
Stacy Brooks - 2013 DCBS Battle of the Bands Winner - help send them to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge (the 'American Idol' of the Blues)
DC Blues Society Band - featuring talented songstress Ayaba Bey
Little Bit a Blues - Piedmont Blues with National Endowment for the Arts recipient Warner Williams and Jay Summerour

Broadcast LIVE on WMUC 88.1FM

Listen to WMUC 88.1FM during CPBF Blues Week (October 26-November 1) for band interviews and blues tunes. On Saturday, November 2 tune into WMUC to listen to the CPBF LIVE!


WPFW 89.3fm

Festival Emcees

WMUC DJs and...

Willie Leebel - Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation - Archie's Barbershop.

Elliott Gross - WPFW Monday Don't Forget the Blues Host Elliott Gross will be interviewing Daddy Mack/Mack Orr at 12:40pm on October 28th. Tune into WPFW 89.3fm on Monday.


Raffle Prizes / Silent Auctions / Giveaways

Win Prizes and Giveaways from these establishments:

$350 Paul Reed Smith Guitar and case - Atomic Music
11011B Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705, (301) 595-4190

Silent Auction - 4 chances to win each show
$110 Pair of Tickets to Aaron Neville - Sunday, November 10
$70 Pair of Tickets to Allen Toussaint - Monday, November 25
- The Hamilton - 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 (near Metro Center), 202-787-1000

4 chances to win
$100 Necklaces
$60 White Sapphire Earrings
- Gold-n-Diamonds - 6188 Beltway Plaza, Greenbelt, MD, 301-441-1147

2 chances to win - $40 Pair of Tickets to The Nighthawks and Skip Castro Band - Friday, November 29 - State Theatre - 220 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046, 703-237-0300

2 chances to win - $25 Gift Cards - Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro - 11011 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, 301-937-5999

2 chances to win - $20 Gift Certificates - The Original Ledo Restaurant - 4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740, 301.422.8122 - 301.422.8622

$30 Gift Card - Looney's Pub - 8150 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, 240-542-4510

Giveaways!

6 chances to win - $10 Free Value Meal Gift Certificate - Marathon Deli - 4429 Lehigh Road, College Park, 301-927-6717

6 chances to win - $10 Gift Card Meal Combo (deli sandwich / side / beverage) - New York Deli - 4926 Edgewood Road, College Park, 301-637-0951

100+ giveaways - Mobile Accessories from A2Z Wireless - 7401 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, 301-985-2002


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.

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
11011B Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 595-4190


Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Thank you for Being a Green Room Sponsor for the Artists and Crew!

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
7316 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301 276-3399 Fax: 301 276-3398

Thanks to Krazi Kebob for providing food to the artists and crew!
Thank you for Providing Food to the Artists and Crew!

Krazi Kebob
4427 Lehigh Road
College Park, MD 20740
301-864-5150


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


Visit the Vendors

Veteran's   Tributes
The Branchville Phillips-Kleiner VFW Post 5627 will have Buddy Poppy's available to wear.

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:

An "interactive" map


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