College Park Blues Festival - FREE

12th Annual College Park Blues Festival
Saturday, November 9, 2019

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...

12th College Park Free Blues Festival, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at UMD Ritchie Coliseum

Red, White and Blues Dance in honor of Veterans
 

Bands ~ Vendors ~ Dancing ~ Craft Beer

  • Jose Ramirez Band and J.P. Reali - Memphis or Bust! Fundraiser for these DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands and Solo / Duo Winners competing in Memphis

  • Patty Reese Band with Dave Chappell  

  • King Solomon Hicks aka "Lil B.B." from NY

BAND SCHEDULE

  • 6-6:45 J.P. Reali

  • 7:00-8:00 Patty Reese Band 

  • 8:15-9:15 Jose Ramirez Band 

  • 9:30-11 King Solomon Hicks

Subject To Change

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED:

  • Setup and decorate Richie 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? Fill out the CPBF Volunteer Form:https://forms.gle/6A1FgjCiM2xZ3K4s7

Sponsors - donate or provide CPBF prize giveaways in exchange for advertising - contact cp@dcblues.org

Merchants - offer CPBF food / drink discounts and blues-related activities in exchange for advertising - contact cp@dcblues.org

  1. Fill out the Vendor Application.

  2. If you receive a CONFIRMED message from cp@dcblues.org, pay online or send a check made out to the DC Blues Society.

  3. Please write to cp@dcblues.org after you have paid.

  4. Your booth is NOT confirmed until you have paid AND received a booth confirmation email from cp@dcblues.org.

Local non-food vendors can request booth space by filling out the CPBF Vendor Form:
https://goo.gl/forms/JaQd3ggiLZLWQOX83

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...

 
  • FREE Entry and FREE parking

  • Food and beverages (including beer and wine) available for purchase

  • WIN PRIZES!

  • Visit the vendors for a variety of gifts, 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

City of College Park
UMD Recreations & Wellness
MD National Capital Park & Planning Commission
UMD Dining Services
DC Blues Society
 
Drape Kings
Atomic Music
The Original Ledo Restaurant
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9020 Baltimore Ave - College Park, MD 20740

301-441-8810 - Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Gud's Fried Chicken

Get your Buddy Poppys at the Branchville Phillips-Kleiner VFW Post 5627 and sign up for their upcoming Chili Cookoff.

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.

Enter to win Prizes - Gift Certificates for Blaze Pizza / College Park Grill / Potomac Pizza / Bagels and Grinds, and the Atomic Music Guitar Raffle, and more!

Visit the Vendors for gifts for you and others too!

 

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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