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29th DC Blues Festival
The 29th DC Blues Festival returns to a new festival venue on Monday, September 3, 2018 from 2-7 pm with headliner Memphis Gold and special guest Charlie Sayles. The Wunder Garten offers a perfect-for-the-blues party atmosphere with craft beer, food trucks, picnic tables, lawn games and nearby metro stop and parking. Bring your festival chairs and family to enjoy a day of diverse blues styles under a large tent. No tickets required! Festival headliner Memphis Gold has been making blues for half a century. He has accumulated fans worldwide as he toured internationally. He was born in Memphis and started playing the guitar when he was 4 years old. After decades of juke joints, blue festivals and military duty, Memphis made his home in Washington DC. Joining him at the festival will be frequent collaborator, famed blues harp player Charlie Sayles (W.C. Handy Award nominee). Rounding out the lineup are D.C. area favorites who are previous winners of the DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands or Solo/Duo competition: the Patty Reese Band, Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes, and the Rogue Johnsen Band. All are great performers who have represented the DC Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Past year's festivals have attracted a big, lively, enthusiastic crowd with lots of interplay between the performers and audience. Attendees described it as "as an awesome free music event", "a terrific celebration of the blues" and "just a fun-filled, family-friendly, fantastic day of music and dancing in a great setting within the city".
September 03, 2018
September 03, 2018
Wunder Garten 1101 First Street Northeast Washington, District of Columbia 20002 United States
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