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From a press release:
“Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region is excited to announce that Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain, and Dom Flemons will be headlining the highly anticipated 8th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival on Saturday May 13, 2017 that will feature nine hours of performances by nearly 40 regional bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists on five stages spread throughout the beautiful Kingman and Heritage Islands Park.
Also scheduled to perform are The Woodshedders, Walter Martin, Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line, The War & Treaty, among many others. In addition to the incredible local tunes, the Festival will feature fun for all ages, including various outdoor activities, educational tents, a kids’ zone, delicious food, beer, cocktails, and more. The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival has become the largest all-local music festival in the District, attracting over 10,000 guests annually since 2014.
The Festival will be expanding on its Zero Waste initiative that began last year in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) in an effort to preserve the integrity of Kingman Island and support the District’s goal of lessening our local carbon footprint. Each festivalgoer will be provided with a reusable cup and food vendors will be using only recyclable and compostable serving containers. Additionally, various composting and recycling cans will be placed and closely monitored throughout the day.
WHEN: Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Situated on the west bank of the historic Anacostia River, Kingman and Heritage Islands Park is located next to RFK Stadium (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6). The street address is: 575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC
As a green and waste-free festival, walking, biking and public transit are encouraged.
DC Streetcar is the official mode of transportation for the festival and has a stop right near the festival grounds. Rider should board an Eastbound car to the Oklahoma & Benning Road stop. Additionally, a Free Shuttle will be running from the Stadium Armory Metro Station all day. A Bike Valet will also be available for a small fee. Parking is available in RFK Lot 6 for a fee (carpooling encouraged).
WHY: The Festival is a benefit for Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region who has worked to inspire and educate disadvantaged youth and young adults in the DC region for over 15 years through hands-on education and job training using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” As managing operator of the island, Living Classrooms will also allocate much of the proceeds to the ongoing maintenance/restoration of the islands as a recreational and educational space, where it regularly engages local youth in hands-on environmental education programs. www.livingclassrooms.org.
· Advanced Tickets: General Admission $30 / VIP Tickets $125 – includes entry into the festival, unlimited drinks, private restrooms, and a front-row view of the main stage in an exclusive VIP area.
· Door Tickets: $35 (pending availability) – We are expecting sell-out crowds this year and encourage everyone to purchase their tickets early as there is no guarantee that tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the festival.
· Beer, Cocktail, and Food tickets are available for purchase with your entrance tickets, and all are encouraged to cut down their wait time by purchasing them in advance.
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