5th Annual FREE College Park Blues Festival at Ritchie Coliseum

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 Baltimore Ave & Rossborough Ln College Park MD 20742  See map

Free 5th Annual College Park Blues Festival  

Bands  |  Vendors   |   Raffles   |   Dancing
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Festival Details / Directions / Prizes / Vendors / Sponsors: 

Saturday, November 10, 2012  6pm to 11:30pm 

Free entry and free Parking*

Ritchie Coliseum (across from University of Maryland next to Frat Row) on Route 1 College Park, MD 20740


6pm - DC Blues Society 25th Anniversary Founders - Eleanor Ellis, Rick Franklin, Mark Wenner

7:15 pm - DC Blues Society Band featuring Ayaba Bey

8:30 pm - Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes - The DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands winner

10pm - The Nighthawks

MC'd by Elliott Gross - listen to Elliott on WPFW 89.3 "Don't Lose the Blues" on Fridays at noon

This is a DC Blues Society Fundraiser to send the DCBS Battle of the Bands winner to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge.


> Food and beverages (incl. beer and wine) available for purchase
> Raffle prizes include local restaurants Gift Certificates, a Crate Electra $100 guitar courtesy of Atomic Music and $60 white sapphire earrings (2 chances to win) from Gold-N-Diamonds (Beltway Plaza)
> Get ready for the holidays - visit the vendors for a variety of gifts and crafts

are encouraged to attend for a moment of special recognition. 
In honor of Veteran's Day weekend, the Branchville Phillips-Kleiner VFW Post 5627 will have Buddy Poppy's available to wear. 

Bring a new or used instrument to donate to Hungry for Music
, a 501(c)(3) charity organization that supports music education and cultural enrichment.  http://www.dcblues.org/index.php?pageRequest=College_Park_Fest#hfm

Make Your Own Buttons with the College Park Arts Exchange

Turn your favorites into buttons!   Bring pictures and clips of your favorite musicians to convert them into wearable buttons! Made for you by the College Park Arts Exchange volunteers while you enjoy the music.  http://www.dcblues.org/index.php?pageRequest=College_Park_Fest#cpae

 Memphis or Bust!
This is a DCBS fundraiser to send the 2012 Battle of the Bands winner to Memphis so be sure to stop by the DCBS booth and show your support!   The DC Blues Society has been bringing blues to the nation's capital region - MD / VA / DC -- for more than 25 years!

Entry to the Festival is FREE!!  

Sponsored by: 
City of College Park, MD;  College Park Recreation Board; Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission; University of Maryland; Atomic Music; College Park Arts Exchange; and Gold-N-Diamonds. The DC Blues Society is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  http://www.dcblues.org/index.php?pageRequest=College_Park_Fest#sponsors




$100 Crate Electra Guitar courtesy of Atomic Music, 10111A Bacon Dr.
Beltsville, MD 20705 (301) 595-4190

2 chances to win - $60 White Diamond Earrings - Gold-n-Diamonds - 6188 Beltway Plaza, Greenbelt, MD, 301-441-1147

2 chances to win - $25 Gift Card - Looney's Pub - 8150 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, 240-542-4510

2 chances to win - $20 Tickets to The Nighthawks and Skip Castro Band - State Theatre - 220 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046, 703-237-0300

$25 Gift Card - Old Line Bistro, 11011 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, (301) 937-5999

$25 Gift Basket - Nick's Backfire Brand Seasonings, http://nicksbackfirebrands.com/


15 chances to win - $10 Free Value Meal Gift Certificate - Marathon Deli - 4429 Lehigh Road, College Park, 301-927-6717

$10 Gift Card Meal Combo (deli sandwich / side / beverage) - New York Deli - 4926 Edgewood Road, College Park, 301-637-0951

100+ giveaways - Mobile Accessories from A2Z Wireless - 7401 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, 301-985-2002


Add the Free Festival to your Calendar on Facebook 

Details and Directions
http://www.dcblues.org/ads/booth/college-park-ritchie-directions.pdf http://www.dcblues.org/index.php?pageRequest=College_Park_Fest

Festival Invite

Festival Photos

Festival Flyer




Visit the Vendors


*Artists, Times, Prizes subject to change. http://www.dcblues.org/


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