The 4th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival next Sat!

by Prince Of Petworth April 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm 5 Comments

What: The fourth annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival presented by Events DC, featuring seven bluegrass bands including The Hackensaw Boys and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River.

The Festival will include seven hours of performances by local bluegrass bands, DC’s favorite food trucks, Sierra Nevada beer, bike giveaways from BicycleSPACE and tours of the island, local music busking stages, and a children’s area with crafts and games.

When: Saturday April 27th 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River- 575 Oklahoma Ave NE Washington, DC (at the entrance to RFK Stadium).

Biking and metro are encouraged. A free shuttle will run from Stadium/Armory Metro Station. Free parking is available in RFK Lot 6.

Who: The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival presented by Events DC, is a collaboration between Living Classrooms, Councilman Tommy Wells’ Office, BicycleSPACE, Listen Local First and media partner WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. All are welcome to attend.

Cost: $10 Suggested Donations. Donations will support Living Classrooms’ environmental education programming for DC youth on Kingman Island. Tickets can be purchases ahead of time at: http://kingmanislandbluegrass.eventbrite.com

  • brennalm

    “575 Oakland Avenue NE”

    Perhaps you mean Oklahoma Ave? Or maybe that’s just a shorthand I don’t know.

  • spring rd

    love this festival, but it is next weekend, the 27th.

  • It’s next Saturday! I’m in one of the bands that’s playing. You had me scared. We have TWO rehearsals before the show….at least that’s how I look at it!

    Here’s a cool video Bicycle Space made about the festival using one of our songs.

  • Awesome, I have a good friend from NC coming to visit that weekend and now I know where to take him

  • Nick

    Damn, this looks amazing. Will be there.


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