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College Park Blues Festival

WASHINGTON DC – The free 7th Annual College Park Blues Festival will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6pm-11:30 pm and features Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers. The fundraiser, held at the Ritchie Coliseum, (4533 Rossborough Ln., College Park, Maryland), will help send Mojo Priests, winners of the DC Blues Society’s Annual Battle of the Bands, to the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. No tickets are required for this event which offers an exciting concert of different blues genres, as well as craft vendors, cash bar and raffles. There’s also free parking.

Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers pack blues, R&B and soul into their crowd-pleasing performances. Although hailing from Virginia’s Hampton Roads where she has re-energized the blues scene, Jackie’s powerhouse vocals and songwriting are steeped in Chicago blues. Jackie has been compared to blues legend Koko Taylor, and has opened for B.B. King, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal and Lyle Lovett. “Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers kicked off the festivities with gusto and showed the patrons why they were nominated for three Blues Blast Awards as fans cheered her powerful, emotional performance.” – Linda Cain, Chicago Blues Guide, Blues Blast Music Awards 2010

The festival lineup includes Mojo Priests, winners of the DC Blues Society’s annual Battle of the Bands, who will represent the DC Blues Society at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, a competition sponsored by The Blues Foundation.

Also appearing is the DC Blues Society Band which plays high energy danceable blues mixed with a good dose of blues standards. The M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio opens the festival, performing Piedmont-style blues and roots music.

Come dance, enjoy the music, pick up holiday gifts, and have the chance to win raffle prizes including a guitar!

Brought to you by the College Park Recreation Board and The DC Blues Society

For more information about the DC Blues Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that brings the best of traditional and contemporary blues entertainment and education to all at little or no cost, see www.dcblues.org.

 

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