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Photo: Mark Raker
Photo: Mark Raker

Celebrating the Past, Preserving the Future at the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival

The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival is returning to DC on June 9. In its 9th year, the festival has grown in popularity annually, and features a wide variety of bluegrass, folk and Americana artist spread across several stages. However, this isn’t your usual for-profit celebration. The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival helps fund outdoor educational programs […]

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Taking place along the U Street corridor in Washington, DC on May 12, 2018, the DC Funk Parade filled the streets between the Howard and Lincoln Theatres with dancers, steppers, marchers, skaters and hula hoopers. A celebration of arts, music and food, the day crackled with good vibes, plenty of sunshine and creative positive energy that was shared by a wonderfully diverse crowd. In short, it was a perfect way to kick off summer in the DC area.

If you didn’t make it out this year, you can always be there in 2019: https://www.funkparade.com/

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Concerts & Festivals

May
24
Thu
4:00 pm DelFest 2018 @ Allegany County Fairgrounds
DelFest 2018 @ Allegany County Fairgrounds
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – May 28 @ 3:30 am
DelFest 2018 @ Allegany County Fairgrounds | Cumberland | Maryland | United States
With acts like the Del McCoury Band and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, this family-friendly music festival is pure bluegrass bliss. Also, learn from the some of the best musicians in the business at DelFest[...]
May
25
Fri
2:00 pm Farm Brew LIVE Brewgrass Festival @ Farm Brew LIVE
Farm Brew LIVE Brewgrass Festival @ Farm Brew LIVE
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Farm Brew LIVE Brewgrass Festival @ Farm Brew LIVE | Manassas | Virginia | United States
Whether it’s your first or 10th time on campus, Farm Brew LIVE always has a plethora of going-ons at its facility. The last weekend in May marks the first ever Brewgrass Festival, which features a[...]
May
26
Sat
12:00 pm Rockville Hometown Holidays @ Rockville Town Center
Rockville Hometown Holidays @ Rockville Town Center
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – May 28 @ 1:00 pm
Rockville Hometown Holidays @ Rockville Town Center | Rockville | Maryland | United States
Enjoy several dozen live performances on four different stages featuring rock, reggae, country and Americana artists. There will be marching bands, floats and more at the Memorial Day parade from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.[...]
May
27
Sun
all-day Brewgrass Festival at Farm Brew ... @ Farm Brew LIVE
Brewgrass Festival at Farm Brew ... @ Farm Brew LIVE
May 27 all-day
Brewgrass Festival at Farm Brew LIVE @ Farm Brew LIVE | Manassas | Virginia | United States
Visit Farm Brew LIVE during Memorial Day Weekend for “Bluegrass, Brews and BBQ.” You’ll see nine bluegrass bands on The YARD stage featuring Hackensaw Boys and enjoy over 10 2 Silos beers on tap! Friday at[...]
10:00 am Caribbean Wine Festival @ Linganore Wine Cellars
Caribbean Wine Festival @ Linganore Wine Cellars
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Caribbean Wine Festival @ Linganore Wine Cellars | Mount Airy | Maryland | United States
Listen to steel drums and reggae beats while enjoying arts and crafts, great food and the island vibes of this wine festival. Open your palate to unique Linganore wines and take home a souvenir wine[...]