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The DC Blues Society (DCBS) was founded in 1987 and is dedicated to keeping the Blues alive through outreach and education. Its mission is to celebrate, preserve, and promote the Blues as an original American art form. DCBS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on membership, contributions, and volunteers to operate. The DC Blues Society is an all-volunteer organization.

DCBS sponsors and produces events and programs each year in support of its mission:

  • Annual DC Blues Festival – FREE family-friendly event held each year. Features world-class Blues artists.

  • Monthly 4th Friday Happy Hours: On the 4th Friday of each month, featuring LIVE MUSIC / BANDS. The 4th Friday Happy Hour events are FREE!

  • Monthly Blues Jams: On the 1st Sunday of each month - FREE jam draws aspiring and seasoned musicians, Blues fans and dancers;

  • Annual FunRaiser - a tradition held each July with several local bands to raise funds for the Annual DC Blues Festival;

  • Special Blues shows and concerts throughout the year, featuring local, regional, and nationally touring Blues artists;

  • Co-sponsored Blues events and festivals, including the Silver Spring Blues Festival (June), College Park Blues Festival (November), and other special events and benefits;

  • Annual Battle of the Bands and Solo/Duo competition to select the DCBS representative(s) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN;

  • Annual DCBS New Years Eve Dance party!

  • Ticket giveaway contests from partnerships with several music venues available to members only!

Unless otherwise noted, most DCBS events are held at the Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41 - 905 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

The DC Blues Society is an affiliate member of The Blues Foundation.

Bringing you live Blues for over 30 years!

Privacy Policy

We do NOT sell or lend your information to outside parties.

We use return email addresses to respond to emails we receive. These addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

If you become a DCBS member, your contact information will be kept on a separate distribution list(s) so that we can mail and/or e-mail you our newsletter, event updates, and chances to win free tickets, before they are released to the public. This distribution list(s) will be kept confidential, and will not be sold, rented, or voluntarily supplied to outside parties, unless required by law. Your information will remain on the list until you submit a request to be removed.

If, at any time, you would like to unsubscribe from an e-mail distribution list, information on how to unsubscribe can be found at the end of the e-mail sent to you.

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