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Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Supports Anacostia River

Kingman Island Bluegrass FestivalThe Fifth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival presented by Whole Foods Market, features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with returning headliners The Hackensaw Boys and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River. The event takes place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

The Festival will include seven hours of performances by local bluegrass, folk and Americana artists, games and outdoor beverages provided by Whole Foods Market, REI Outdoor Activations, DC's favorite food trucks, Sierra Nevada beer, outdoor bike course and giveaways from BicycleSPACE, local music Island Stages presented by Gypsy Sally's and Acre 121, and a childrens stage with arts & crafts hosted by Boogie Babes.

"DC has many local treasures with a great cultural history. Kingman Island is one of our hidden environmental jewels and bluegrass owns a remarkable musical tradition in our city. This festival celebrates both."
 - Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Council Member

Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River at 575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6). Biking and metro are encouraged. A free shuttle will run from Stadium/Armory Metro Station. Free parking is available in RFK Lot 6.

The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival presented by Whole Foods Market is a collaboration between Living Classrooms, Councilman Tommy Wells' Office, REI, Boogie Babes, BicycleSPACE, Listen Local First programming partners Gypsy Sallys and Acre 121 and media partner WAMU's Bluegrass Country. All are welcome to attend.

The cost is a $10 suggested donation to support Living Classrooms' environmental education programming for DC youth on Kingman Island. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at http://kingmanislandbluegrass.eventbrite.com or at area Whole Foods Market stores.

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