Time to Step: The Bluebird Blues Festival is Back

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Article by: Jennifer L. Colter

Prince George’s Community College is ramping up for its 22nd Annual Bluebird Blues Festival with some of the nation’s most enlivening Blue’s artists slated to perform. The yearly music event takes place on Saturday, September 20 at the Largo campus of Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD from 12-6:00 p.m., rain or shine. This year’s Festival Marshal is radio host, Christine DeProperty, and will feature Blues performers Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark and his All-stars, Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes, Hardway Connection, The Jewels, Mahajibee Blues, Nadine Rae and the All-stars, Jeff Scott, Jesi Terrell, and the headlining act, The Holmes Brothers. Children’s activities, food and craft vendors will also be on-site, and admission is FREE to the public. 

“The Bluebird Blues Festival is the college’s premier, annual event that brings music fans from all over Metropolitan Washington, D.C. to our community,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. “There’s a great time to be had by anyone who appreciates good, down-home music in a fun, family-friendly and relaxing environment. The festival’s success is truly the result of the tremendous support from our dedicated community partners, sponsors and fans of this culturally rich genre of music—and every year it just keeps getting better and better!”  

The 22nd Annual Bluebird Blues Festival is presented by Prince George’s Community College in partnership with NBC4, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, The Office of the Prince George’s County Executive, and Prince George’s County College Foundation. The event is also supported by the following sponsors: Allstate, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc., the Pepsi Bottling Group, Southern Management Corporation, DC Blues Society, Thompson Hospitality, WPFW 89.3 FM, WAMU 88.5, MetroPCS, and the Prince George’s Community College Bookstore. 

For more information about the 22nd Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, please visit our events page or call (301) 546-6000.  

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