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Celebrating the Blues in the Nation's Capital - MD, DC, VA

28th Annual DC Blues Festival   –   Labor Day Saturday, September 3, 2016
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DC Blues Society (DCBS) - bringing live blues to the nation's capital - MD / DC / VA - for more than 27 years!


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Fish Fry

12th Annual
Fish Fry 'n' Blues Show

On Saturday, July 9, DCBS will present its annual Hotter-Than-July Fish Fry.

Meet the Fish Fry Bands

Volunteers:   View the volunteer activity list and contact with your preferences.

Saturday, July 9, 2016
American Legion Post 41
905 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(entrance on Fenton by parking lot)

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Blues Music 4 pm to 11 pm
Fish Fry 4:30 to 9 pm  

Bring a potluck dish & get a copy of the
Blues in My Kitchen cookbook.


DCBS 12th Annual Fish Fry - July 9, 2016

Admittance - includes fish sandwich. Bring your receipt.

Battle of the Bands

2016 DCBS
Memphis or Bust IBC Battles

The contests are open to Blues artists from DC, Maryland and Virginia. See Eligibility Criteria and How to Enter for additional details.

Entry deadline is August 10, 2016

Contestants - Enter Now!

Nominations include:
  Blues Bands   |   Youth/Solo/Duo Blues Acts
Self-Produced Blues CDs

2016 Battle of the Blues Bands Winner plays the

2016 Annual FREE College Park Blues Festival


2017 International Blues Challenge


2017 29th Annual FREE DC Blues Festival

SSBF - Visit the DCBS Booth June 18, 2016

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Upcoming DCBS Events

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4th Friday Happy Hour

Fourth Friday from 5pm-10pm!
American Legion Post 41
905 Sligo Avenue (entrance at Fenton Street parking lot)
Silver Spring, MD 20910

FREE  1st Sunday Blues Jam
(except February it's the 2nd Sunday)
Silver Spring American Legion

Enter to Win Tickets

DCBS Gives Away Briggs Farm Blues Festival Tickets 2016

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