What: The fith annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival presented by Whole Foods Market, featuring two stages of bluegrass bands including The Hackensaw Boys and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River.
The Festival will include seven hours of performances by local bluegrass bands, DC’s favorite food trucks, Sierra Nevada beer, kayaks and climbing Wall by REI, bike giveaways from BicycleSPACE and tours of the island, local music busking stages, and a children’s area with crafts and games by Boogie Babes.
“DC has many local treasures with a great cultural history. Kingman Island is one of our hidden environmental jewels and bluegrass owns a remarkable musical tradition in our city. This festival celebrates both.” – Ward 6 Council Member Timmy Wells
When: Saturday April 26th
Gates open at 12:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River-
575 Oakland Avenue NE Washington, DC (at the entrance to RFK Stadium).
Biking and metro are encouraged. A free shuttle will run from Stadium/Armory Metro Station. Free parking is available in RFK Lot 6.
Who: The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival presented by Whole Foods Market, is a collaboration between Living Classrooms, Councilman Tommy Wells’ Office, REI, EVENTS DC Sierra Navada, BicycleSPACE, Listen Local First, BoogieBabes, and media partner WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. All are welcome to attend.
Cost: $10 Suggested Donations. Donations will support Living Classrooms’ environmental education programming for DC youth on Kingman Island. Donations are non refundable within 30 days of the festival.
Tickets can be purchases ahead of time at: http://kingmanislandbluegrass.eventbrite.com
When & Where
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
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." Since 2001, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region has served over 100,000 students with a special emphasis on those living in under-served communities. For more information Living Classrooms, please visit www.LivingClassroomsDC.org.