Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival is this Sat., April 28, 1 - 8 pm

Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Returns
Celebrates the Revitalization of the Anacostia River

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wellswill join residents for the 3rd Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“The Festival brings residents together with some of the DC area’s best local bluegrass bands for aday of music, food and exploration on Kingman Island to celebrate the revitalization of the Anacostia River,” stated Wells.

In addition to some of region’s best in live bluegrass music, severalother activities will take place, including free tours of the river bycanoe provided by the Anacostia Watershed Society, tours of the island and several bicycle-related activities and prizes hosted by BicycleSPACE, and nearly a dozen of DC’s top food trucks will be on hand to feed hungry visitors.

By hosting the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk MusicFestival, Councilmember Wells hopes to encourage more residents to enjoy the Anacostia River and to discover Kingman Island Park.

When is the Festival?

Saturday,April 28th, from 1:00 – 8:00 pm.

How to get to the KingmanIsland Festival?

·        The entrance to Kingman Island is off of the Anacostia River WalkTrail near parking lot # 6 at RFK Stadium.
·        Free shuttles will run between Kingman Island and Stadium/Armory Metro Station (blue/orange lines).
·        Abundant bicycleparking is available on Kingman Island and at the entrance (provided by DDOTand BicycleSPACE).
·        MetroBusroutes X1, X2 and X3 have a nearby stop located at the intersection of BenningRd. NE and Oklahoma Ave. NE. The entrance is a short walk across the parkinglot.
·        Free car parking isavailable in RFK parking lot #6.

What does it cost?

The event is FREE. Food and beverage will be sold at the event. There is also asuggested donation of $5 to support Living Classrooms, a non-profit thatmanages the island and provides environmental education to children in the DCmetro area.
How do I learn more?
Follow us onTwitter @KIBluegrassFest
Visit us online:

Thanks to our Title Sponsor, DC Events and all theother sponsors that make this event possible, including Office of CouncilmemberTommy Wells, Living Classrooms, BicycleSPACE, Sierra Nevada, Safeway, WAMU BluegrassCountry, Create DC and Scott McCarthy Design.

What’s the schedule of participating bands?

1:00 – 1:50: King Street Bluegrass (
2:00 – 3:30: Patuxent Partners (
3:45 – 4:45: Split String Soup (
5:00 – 6:00: Hollertown (
6:15 – 7:15: By and By (
7:30 – 8:00: Closing jam session

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