“2016 Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival Countdown Begins!!!”

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From a press release:

“The 7th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Presented by Living Classrooms is two weeks away and Festival organizers are excited to announce the set times, activities, and partnerships that will be featured at this year’s celebration.


The Festival will take place on Saturday, April 30th on Kingman Island in Washington, DC from Noon till 8pm.

Funds from the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefit Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region and are allocated to the continued maintenance and restoration of the island and to Living Classrooms’ hands-on educational and environmental programming in Washington, DC.

GA Tickets & Friends of Living Classroom Passes can be purchased HERE

General Info & Festival FAQs can be found at


Leave your car at home and take the DC Streetcar!



12:15-1:00 Lowland Hum

1:10-1:55 Letitia Van Sant

2:05-2:50 Circa Blue

3:00-3:45 Dori Freeman

3:55-4:40 Buds Collective

4:50-5:35 Plate Scrapers

5:45-6:30 Forlorn Strangers

6:50-8:00 Spirit Family Reunion

Emcee – The Notorious Jonny Grave

Special Performances by Atoka Chase and Jonny Grave


12:15-12:45 Handsome Hound

1:00-1:40 Peyote Pilgrim

1:55-2:35 Near Northeast

2:50-3:30 Burt the Dirt

3:45-4:25 Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray

4:40-5:20 Bumper Jacksons

5:40-6:30 Magic Giant

Emcees – Jenn Tisdale and Brandon Wetherbee of BYT

Special Performances by Run Come See and Ballad’ve


12:30-1:15 Only Lonesome

1:25-2:10 Veve & Tha Rebels

2:20-3:05 Slow Down Tommy

3:15-4:00 Brian Farrow & What Got Over

4:10-4:55 By & By

5:10-6:00 Second String Band

Stage Host – The Hamilton DC



12:15-1:00 The Charlie Bucket Project

1:15-2:00 Calamity Row

2:15-3:00 Bearcat Wildcat

3:15-4:00 Oh He Dead

4:15-5:00 The Iris Bell

5:15-6:00 The Torches

Stage Host – Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe



12:00-12:50 Heavy Traffic Ahead

1:00-1:50 Delafield String Band

2:00-2:50 Gravel Road Bluesgrass

3:00-3:50 Hollertown

4:00-4:50 Rye & Dirty

5:00-5:50 Smoke N’ Mangoes

Stage Host – Mr Henry’s Restaurant



12:00-12:50 Jahnel Daliya

1:00-1:40 Blue Plains

2:00-2:50 Captain Krunch & the Taste Brigade

3:00-3:50 Don Kim

4:00-4:50 The Sunrise Review

5:00-5:50 Herb and Hanson

Stage Host – Acre 121


8:15-9:30 The Woodshedders

Festival Line-Up Website Link –

Kingman Island Festival Playlist and Sampler –

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