Thursday, April 18, 2013

4th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival presented by Events DC, April 27, 2013

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.
“DC has many local treasures with a great cultural history. Kingman Island is one of our hidden environmental jewels and bluegrass owns a remarkable musical tradition in our city. This festival celebrates both.” – Ward 6 Council Member Tommy Wells
When:             Saturday April 27th
1:00pm – 8:00pm
Where:            Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River-
575 Oklahoma Avenue 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:
More Information:
FB Event Page -
Twitter - @KIBluegrassfest
2013 Bluegrass Festival Video –
Bicycle Space video from 2012 -!
Musical Line-up:
King Street Bluegrass – 1:00pm
Hollertown – 1:50pm
By and By – 2:40pm

Split String Soup – 3:30pm
Dead Men's Hollow – 4:20pm
Bob Perilla & Big Hillbilly Bluegrass – 5:10pm

Hackensaw Boys – 6:00pm

Artist Side Stage
Linsay Deming -
Jonny Grave -
·         BicycleSPACE Bike Tour to the Island (Leaves 12pm from shop in Mt. Vernon Square)   More info can be found at 
o   BicycleSPACE will be offering a raffle and giving away prizes including a Linus Bicycle worth $700
·         Kids Corner with music, crafts, face painting, yoga – Partners include Lil Omm Studio, Rich & The Rocking Dogs, Living Classrooms face painting, DC Fire Department and their inflatable bouncy slide
·         Living Classroom Island Tours and Trails –
·         Folk Music Busking Side Stages
·         Live Burlap Photobooth by Sarah & Samantha
·         Food Vendors – DC Food Trucks include:
·         Beer Vendors
We Need Volunteers!!!  If you would like to volunteer in return for FREE admission please email, Theresa Pangelinan:
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.
Directions to the island:
Bike Tour Info:
More info on the island at
About Living Classrooms:
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 non-profit educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential learning—literally learning by direct experience, or what we call “learning by doing.”
More Info on Living Classrooms can be found here -
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital.  Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium.  Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit

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