Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Kickoff Spectacular this Saturday

Photo courtesy Gypsy Sally’s

From a press release:

“All Good Presents is teaming up with the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival for an evening of local bluegrass and to celebrate the announcement of the official Festival Music Line Up. The 6th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival will be happening Saturday, April 25th, 2015 and we want to celebrate our line up announcement with you!

The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is DC’s premiere outdoor music experience. This signature music festival highlights DC’s local bluegrass, folk and Americana traditions and engages the community with the revitalization of Kingman Island and the Anacostia River. Located on the Anacostia River near the RFK Stadium and managed by Living Classrooms Foundation, Kingman Island is a recreational area for people of all ages to learn about the natural environment in Washington, DC.

Saturday February 21
Doors 8pm Show begins at 9:00pm
Gypsy Sallys 3401 K St NW Washington DC 20007

Tickets $15 in advance $17 Day of.

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The Larry Keel Experience – Larry Keel is described by some reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to flatpicking the guitar and composing original music.

Walkers Run – In the late nineties/early aughts, Walker’s Run developed a loyal following in and around Virginia for its unique, improvisational mountain-music. Walking the fine line between tradition and exploration, the group packed major venues and sold thousands of copies of its debut CD before taking a long-term hiatus in 2002, when founding member and chief songwriter Brennan Gilmore moved overseas. In 2009, the group re-formed, and the new iteration of Walker’s Run is its best yet, with well-acclaimed instrumentalists in the national acoustic music scene joining Gilmore and bassist Zack Blatter: award-winning fiddle player Nate Leath (Leathal Matter, Old School Freight Train), mandolin player Andy Thacker (Love Canon), and percussionist Nick Falk (Boston Boys). The new line-up of Walker’s Run stretches even further beyond the realm of traditional Appalachian folk music, incorporating world music, jazz, and punk influences.

Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Tickets On Sale

Streamlined Entry and Paperless Ticketing into Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival

Living Classrooms is excited to announce a ticketing partnership with MissionTix for the 2015 Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival taking place on Saturday April 25th. In addition to a streamlined entrance process, MissionTix will be staffing the front gate with experienced event coordination professionals. This partnership will also allow us to make strides towards a paperless event – a development fundamental to Living Classrooms’ mission.

“Festival-goers will spend less time in line this year and more time enjoying the local sounds of Washington DC. This year we are offering presale tickets at a discounted rate to encourage patrons to purchase before the event.” – Alex Quarles Living Classrooms

MissionTix, a Baltimore-based online ticketing service, has catered to promoters, venues, non-profits and festivals since 2001: offering lower service fees, marketing strategy and support, and stellar customer service.

To purchase tickets, and receive your free Kleen Kanteen with purchase please visit”

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