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The DCBS Open Mike Blues Jam is the First Sunday of EVERY month from 4pm-8pm!

2 DCBS Blues Jams

First Sunday of EVERY Month except January (no jam) and February (2nd Sunday)!

American Legion Post
2nd Floor
Fenton and 905 Sligo Avenue
(entrance at parking lot on Fenton Street)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Directions   |   Red Line Silver Spring Metro
Jam Questions?

3rd Sunday Acoustic Jam hosted by Rogue Johnsen

4pm-7:30pm- Soloists, duos, vocalists and music lovers are all welcome!
No Cover
Backup Rogue Johnsen when he's available - contact

American Legion Post
1st Floor
Fenton and 905 Sligo Avenue
(entrance at parking lot on Fenton Street)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Free parking)
Directions   |   Red Line Silver Spring Metro

The DC Blues Society Jam is free and open to everyone and gives all blues players, experienced or not, an opportunity to perform!

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.

Looking for more Blues Jams?

We Need Your Input!
DCBS is looking for suggestions on places to hold future events. The venue needs:

- convenient access
- easy-to-get-to
- easy setup for musicians (no stairs)
- free and plenty of parking
- dance floor (preferably wooden)
- storage space
- sound system
near a metro - preferred
- food and beverages not essential but a plus!

Send suggestions to

Volunteers Needed!

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