Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefiting Living Classrooms Foundation
The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival returns Saturday, April 25 and features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with co-headlinersCabinet 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.
The Festival will include eight hours of performances by local bluegrass, folk and Americana artists, games and outdoor beverages, DC’s favorite food trucks, outdoor bike course, free kayaking courtesy of REI, giveaways and a number of activities for children of all ages including a children’s stage with arts & crafts. Festival sponsor REI will be bringing the REI Village, a touring celebration of the outdoor lifestyle (with special gifts for REI members).
Kingman Island is located on the Anacostia River at 575 Oklahoma Avenue NE 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.
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.
Tickets can be purchased at www.missiontix.com/
Split String Soup
By & By
Karen Jonas Band
Lauren Calve Band
Justin Trawick and the Common Good
Big Hoax Band
Delafield String Band
The Stick Mob
Griff's Room Band
Notes from the Underground
The Plank Stompers
Elena & Los Fulanos
Island Stage 1:
Devil in the Deep Blue Sea
Tomas Pagan Motta
19th Street Band
Island Stage 2:
The Beanstalk Library
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: www.kingmanislandbluegrass.
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 nonprofit educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential learning—literally learning by direct experience, or what we call “learning by doing.”
More information on Living Classrooms: www.livingclassroomsdc.org