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26th Annual DC Blues Festival   –   Labor Day Saturday, August 30, 2014
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26th Annual FREE DC Blues Festival
Saturday, August 30, 2014


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Shakura S'Aida
Selwyn Birchwood Band - 2013 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Winner
Eddie Turner Band
Shirleta Settles and Friends
Hardway Connection
Stacy Brooks Band - DCBS Battle of the Bands winner

The 25th Annual DC Blues Festival was Saturday, August 31, 2013!

25th Annual FREE DC Blues Festival FREE at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington, DC
Noon to 7:30pm

Main Stage
12:00 - 12:20 pm Festival Opens
12:20 - 12:40 pm The UnXpected
12:50 - 1:45 pm Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes
1:55 - 2:45 pm DC Blues Society Band with Ayaba Bey
2:55 - 4:10 pm Austin "Walkin' Cane"
4:20 - 5:45 pm Big G
5:55 - 7:30 pm Albert Castiglia

Masters of Ceremonies:
DCBS President Felix McClairen
WPFW (89.3) radio personalities:   Ida Campbell; Texas Fred, the Zydeco Cowboy; Da Gator; James Funk; Elliott Gross; Mama K; Lady Myrrh; Yolanda Turner
Gold Radio DJ: Chris DeProperty (aka Cadillac Chris)

Throughout the day, visit the John Cephas Workshop Stage for workshops led by talented and well-known artists who will entertain children and adults.

John Cephas Workshop Stage
12:00 - 4:00 pm Children's Instrument Play Area
1:00 - 1:50 pm Vocal Workshop with Nadine Rae
2:00 - 2:50 pm Guitar Workshop with Mike Westcott
3:00 - 3:30 pm Children's Harmonica Workshop with Dave Harris
4:00 - 5:00 pm Performance by AEBHF Ensemble (Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation)

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. S.O. Feelgood

Take the Metro   |   Driving Directions   |   Hotel Options   |   Camping

Workshops ~ Musical Instrument Petting Zoo ~ Family-Friendly Fun

Carter Barron Amphitheater
16th Street & Colorado Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

DC Blues Society ~ National Park Service ~ DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities ~ WPFW 89.3 FM