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Free College Park Blues Festival

Save the Date!
9th Annual FREE College Park Blues Festival
Saturday, November 5, 2016


Memphis or Bust!
This festival is a fundraiser to help send the DCBS Battle of the Bands and Solo/Duo winners to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN....
  Performers   |   Sponsors

9th Annual College Park Blues Festival
Saturday, November 5, 2016

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#FreeCPBF

FREE at Ritchie Coliseum
College Park, MD from 6pm to 11:30pm
Add the Festival to your Calendar
Invite everyone to the Festival - use Facebook

Featuring

2016 College Park Blues Festival

Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers are needed to:

  • setup and decorate Ritchie Coliseum
  • staff the DCBS Booths and Welcome 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 cp@dcblues.org

Vendor Opportunities thru October 20

  1. Email cp@dcblues.org to confirm space is available and receive a Vendor Application
  2. Fill out and send in 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 a booth confirmation email from cp@dcblues.org
Vendors - Pay Online after contacting cp@dcblues.org


Memphis or Bust!
This festival is a fundraiser to help send the DCBS Battle winners 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
> Visit the vendors for a variety of gifts and crafts and home improvements.

WHERE:
Ritchie Coliseum
Route 1 (across from University of Maryland)
7675 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20742
See Directions and Parking options below

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

CPBF Blues Week on the Radio (October 31- November 1-4)

Listen for festival band interviews and blues tunes

WPFW 89.3fm WPFW's 'Don't Forget the Blues' Tune in to WPFW 89.3fm!

WMUC 88.1FM



Win Prizes and Giveaways

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

Win Looney';s Pub Gift Card at the College Park Blues Festival



Looney's Pub
8150 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
240-542-4510

Thanks to the College Park Blues Festival Sponsors!

City of College Park, Maryland Maryland National Parks and Recreation University of Maryland University of Maryland

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

CPBF SPONSORS:   City of College Park, University of Maryland, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, UMD Dining Services, College Park Arts Exchange, Atomic Music, Audio Event Services Inc., Original Ledo Restaurant, Looney's Pub, College Park Arts Exchange, Old Line Fine Wine & Bistro, Phillips-Kleiner VFW, Shop College Park, UMD WMUC 88.1fm, WPFW 89.3fm, Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation

Special Thanks to the College Park Blues Festival Community Sponsors!

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

Thanks for the Backline!

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

Audio Event Services, Inc. - AES Rox CPBF 2015

Audio Event Services, Inc. lights up CPBF!

Audio Event Services, Inc.
240-460-3160
www.audioeventservices.net
Live sound services, lighting, and sound system rentals for conferences, indoor/outdoor festivals, sports and music venues, and more.


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


Nando's Peri-Peri Restaurant
7400 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
(240) 583-8420
www.nandosperiperi.com/restaurants/college-park


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 favorite pics into buttons! Bring pictures and cliparts of your favorite musicians or anything you enjoy to convert them into wearable 2-inch buttons! Made for you by the College Park Arts Exchange volunteers between 6pm-9pm 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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