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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival Returns Saturday April 25th


The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is happening Saturday April 25th (12-8pm). This year's festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with co-headliners Cabinet and Larry Keel Experience and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on education programming provided by Living Classrooms on Kingman Island. The event has grown to become the largest all-local music festival in the National Capital Region, attracting over 13,000 attendees in 2014. This is a family friendly event that is held outdoors (bring sunscreen, water, & bug spray).

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Image courtesy of the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival

Where: Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River:
575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6).
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 & Folk Festival is a collaboration between Living Classrooms, REI, Sierra Nevada, BicycleSPACE, Listen Local First, WAMU. All are welcome to attend.
Cost: Early bird tickets: $10 until February 29th or until tickets sell out – Early Bird Tickets are sold out!
From March 1 – 31: $15
April 1 – day of festival: $20


Bands:
Bluegrass Stage
12:30-1:10
Split String Soup
1:20-2:00
Big Chimney
2:10-2:50
By & By
3:00-3:40
Bud's Collective
3:50-4:30
Furnace Mountain
4:40-5:20
Walker's Run
5:40-6:40
Larry Keel
7:00-8:00
Cabinet
Tweener Artists:
Ballad've
Laura Tsaggaris
Jonny Grave


Americana Stage:
1:00-1:35
Karen Jonas Band
1:50-2:25
Lauren Calve Band
2:40-3:15
Justin Trawick and the Common Good
3:30-4:05
Luray
4:20 - 4:55
Big Hoax Band
5:15-6:00
Kingsley Flood
Tweener Artists:
Annabeth McNamara
Basswood

REI Stage:
1:00-1:40
Delafield String Band
1:50-2:30
The Stick Mob
2:40-3:20
Griff's Room Band
3:30-4:10
Hollertown
4:20-5:00
Notes from the Underground
5:10-5:50
The Plank Stompers
Tweener Artists:
Elena & Los Fulanos
Tom McBride

Island Stage 1:
12:00-12:50
Devil in the Deep Blue Sea
1:00-1:50
Tomas Pagan Motta
2:00-2:50
Sara Curtin
3:00-3:50
19th Street Band
4:00-4:50
The Hummingbyrds
5:00-5:50
Gramophonic

Island Stage 2:
12:00-12:50
Near Northeast
1:00-1:50
Roof Beams
2:00-2:50
LuLu's Fate
3:00-3:50
Sweet Yonder
4:00-4:50
Dead Professional
5:00-5:50
The Beanstalk Library



Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in return for FREE admission please email Rebekah Meyer: Rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org



All Good Presents: The Kingman Island Bluegrass Kickoff Spectacular featuring The Larry Keel Experience with Walkers Run – RESCHEDULED for April 9th

Thursday April 9th
Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC
The Larry Keel Experience

All tickets from the rescheduled 2/21 show will be honored on 4/9.

About Kingman Island:
Kingman and Heritage Islands are located in the middle of Anacostia River, which runs through the eastern half of Washington, DC. The islands provide a beautiful area in Washington, DC for people of all ages to learn about the natural environment.

Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” Living Classrooms Foundation is a Washington, DC-Baltimore based nonprofit educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential learning—literally learning by direct experience, or what we call “learning by doing.”

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, Spring.

Anonymous said...

How will we get there without the Streetcar? https://wamu.org/news/15/03/02/bowser_administration_considering_killing_dc_streetcar_expansion_plans

Anonymous said...

^^^ yeah, how is there not an update on the crazy streetcar happenings of late? Are we just ignoring the impending doom of streetcar? Shouldn't we be doing something as a community to let Bowser know that failure is not an option here? I bought my house here years ago not exclusively, but largely, on the fact that I could get in next to a solid transit option. This is total bullsh*t and we should not stand for it.

Mourner said...

This blog is dying! So much news around H st. I get it from HillNow!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Thanks HillNow employee!

Anonymous said...

@Mourner, there is a huge difference in a blog managed and written by one person that also has a FT job and a news affiliate Local News Now and partner with WTOP and Fox 5 with at least two paid staff. Two very different things, in my view.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous 8:01 but I also wish this blog would cover issues that are of broad interest (like the streetcar and how we might organize as a community to put pressure on DDOT and the Bowser Administration), rather than a hodgepodge or photos of food, random art events throughout the city, etc.

Anonymous said...

this blog has reported street car news. if you want to organize to put pressure on DDOT or Bowser or learn how to organize on how to put pressure on DDOT or Bowser, perhaps you can organize, ask someone to teach you how to organize, or look for Mario and Luigi.

inked said...

5:02,
I do cover some streetcar news, but a lot of the recent stuff is pretty complex and the gist is probably best gleaned by reading the Twitter feeds and stories written by journalists who attend the daytime hearings. But yeah, I could link to a few more of those stories.