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The DCBS Open Mike Blues Jam is the First Sunday of EVERY month from 4pm-8pm!

DCBS Blues Jams

First Sunday of EVERY Month!

American Legion Post
Fenton and 905 Sligo Avenue
(entrance at parking lot on Fenton Street)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Directions   |   Red Line Silver Spring Metro
Jam Questions?

4th Sunday of EVERY month NEEDS A NEW JAM MASTER!

DC Blues Society Acoustic Jam NEEDS A NEW JAM MASTER
Looking for a NEW Jam Master to host for DCBS - contact
11am-2pm during the Sunday Brunch

DCBS Members get a 50% discount on brunch.

The Mansion on O Street
2020 O Street, NW - between 20th & 21st Streets
Washington, DC 20036
Directions - take the metro to Dupont Circle - on the Red line

Make a Reservation
Jam Questions?

Previous Mansion Jams
The Mansion has hosted numerous world class musicians such as Bobby Keys (sax player for the Rolling Stones), Tommy Shaw of Styx, and folk artist Arlo Guthrie, to name but a few. Occasionally the guests will join in and jam with us! There's a jam every Sunday - blues happens on the 4th Sunday.

The Mansion
The mansion itself is a pleasure to experience - five adjacent townhomes joined by secret doors, packed with Rock an' Roll memorabilia, and featured in several novels such as James Patterson's "Four Blind Mice," the mansion sits just west of DuPont Circle at 2020 O St. There are many large and small rooms where blues players can gather for large audiences or more intimate gatherings.

The DC Blues Society Jam is free and open to everyone and gives all blues players, experienced or not, an opportunity to perform!

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

Looking for more Blues Jams?

Host a jam We Need Your Input!
DCBS is looking for suggestions on places to hold future jams. The venue needs:

- convenient access
- easy-to-get-to
- easy setup for musicians (no stairs)
- free and plenty of parking
- dance floor (preferably wooden)
- storage space
- sound system
- food and beverages not essential but a plus!

Send suggestions to

Volunteers Needed!

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MD / DC / VA
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