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28th Annual DC Blues Festival   –   Labor Day Saturday, September 3, 2016
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DCBS presents Joe Louis Walker DC Blues Society presents Joe Louis Walker

Invite all!
Friday, October 14, 2016, 7:30pm - 12:30am

Joe Louis Walker - Friday, October 14
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Silver Spring American Legion
905 Sligo Avenue (entrance on Fenton Street)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Battle of the Bands

2016 DCBS
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DCBS Solo-Duo Competition 2016 DCBS Battle of the BLUES Bands 2016

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

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Nominations include:
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Self-Produced Blues CDs

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2016 Annual FREE College Park Blues Festival


2017 International Blues Challenge


2017 29th Annual FREE DC Blues Festival

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