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The DC Blues Society (also known as DCBS) has monthly events and annual free festivals!

Check these pages for upcoming DCBS events!

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DCBS also hosts a FREE monthly Blues jam — the 1st Sunday of every month.
Come play, listen, dance, and enjoy.
4 to 8pm, Silver Spring American Legion Post 41
905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910

DCBS Blues Jam
Sunday, January 1st
American Legion Post 41
905 Sligo Avenue (entrance at Fenton Street parking lot)
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Past Events

Battle of the Bands Saturday, Oct. 16
DCBS Battle of the Bands
Enter Your Band
The winner performs at the College Park Blues Festival (an IBC Fundraiser) and is sponsored by DCBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in 2012.

Attend the Battle of the Bands!
Performers have free entry

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Win the Battle to play this Festival! Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011
4th Annual College Park Blues Festival FREE!!!
This is an International Blues Challenge fundraiser to send the Battle of the Bands winner to Memphis, TN!
Bands/performers to be announced
Ritchie Coliseum, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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Kenny Neal Returns to the Surf Club Live and we can't wait!

Blues Master Kenny Neal will perform at a special DCBS show on Thursday, July 28 at the Surf Club Live. Kenny performed at a standing-room only DCBS show last summer.

WHEN:   Thursday, July 28 8pm-midnight

WHERE:   Surf Club Live
4711 Kenilworth Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

ENTRY:   $18/$15 DCBS members
$20 at the door for all
LEARN MORE:   DCBS member Kirk Jackson had the opportunity to interview Kenny Neal.
Read the Interview

Ronnie Baker Brooks - Take Me Witcha to Surf Club Live!

Ronnie Baker Brooks brings his blues to the Surf Club Live on Thursday, August 25!

Did you see him at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival?

Don't MISS this opportunity to see Ronnie Baker Brooks in Maryland before he heads to the Bluestock Festival in New York!

WHEN:   Thursday, August 25 8pm-midnight

Surf Club Live
4711 Kenilworth Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Schedule   |   Directions

ENTRY:   $18/$15 DCBS members
$20 at the door for all

Learn More
Meet Ronnie Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks on YouTube


If you are interested in helping out with any of our activities:

Join DCBS   |   Be a DCBS Board Member!   |   Be a DCBS Volunteer!

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DCBS Battles

Entry deadline is NOW

Nominations include:
  BLUES Band   |   Solo / Duo BLUES Act
Youth BLUES Act   |   Self-Produced BLUES CD

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

2017 Battle of the Blues Bands & Solo/Duo Winners play the

2017 Annual FREE College Park Blues Festival


2018 International Blues Challenge


2018 Annual FREE DC Blues Festival (Subject to Change)

Congratulations to the 2016 DCBS
Memphis or Bust IBC Battle Winners

2016 College Park Blues Festival

Thanks to all the bands and musicians who competed! Click the links and photos to view more information.


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