Friday, April 3, 2009

Silver Spring Blues Festival Set for Saturday, May 9th in Downtown Silver Spring

For Immediate Release Contact: Alan Bowser, 301-608-3932


Silver Spring, MD. April 3, 2009. The first Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2009. The festival will be held, 2 pm to 6 pm, on Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street.

The one-day event will feature local and regional blues stars playing acoustic and electric blues. Among the festival activities will be crafts, face painting, magicians, clowns, and a musical petting zoo.

Silver Spring acoustic blues star, Jonny Grave, will perform on the stage near the Silver Fountain on Ellsworth Drive.

The exciting electric blues line up includes the DC Blues Society Blues Band, and the winner of the 2009 Battle of the Bands competition at the Surf Club, and a very special guest headliner.

The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. is a Silver Spring nonprofit organization which was established to provide exciting arts, entertainment and humanities programming for the Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza to be completed in 2010.

The Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring is sponsored by the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., in partnership with the DC Blues Society, Montgomery College, Three Keys Music and the Peterson Cos.

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