Here's some information about vending opportunities at the 2011 Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring.
This year’s Festival will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 2 pm until 8 pm. Information about the Silver Spring Blues Festival is included in this message.
Weather permitting, we expect that more than 5000 festival-goers will attend, along with Downtown Silver Spring’s many frequent and regular patrons
Vendor spots are available along Ellsworth Drive on a first-come, first served basis.
The fee for vendor space (from 2-8 pm) is $100.00, payable in advance, by money order, to the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.
If you’re interested in vending opportunities at the Silver Spring Blues Festival, please reply to the following address, firstname.lastname@example.org with a your name, contact information, and description of the product(s) you’d like to sell. We need to check with the local management company to ensure that there’s no competition with a local store).
Thank you again for your interest in the Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring
The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.
PS. Silver Spring’s Fenton Street Market will also be in operation on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Check out http://www.fentonstreetmarket.com/ for more information about this exciting selling opportunity on Festival Day. Special pricing arrangements available for vendors vendors who want to exhibit at both events!
About the Silver Spring Blues Festival
The Silver Spring Blues Festival, which takes place in Downtown Silver Spring on Ellsworth Drive, attracts thousands of concertgoers from throughout the DC metropolitan area.
The inaugural Silver Spring Blues Festival in 2009 was produced by the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., in partnership with the DC Blues Society, Montgomery College, PFA Silver Spring LLC, Three Keys Music, the Silver Spring Regional Services Center, the Silver Spring Penguin and the Silver Spring Voice.
The 2009 festival featured international bluesman "Memphis Gold" and his band, which included legendary harmonica player Charlie Sayles and popular vocalist Black Betty. Also performing were: Three Chords and the Truth, a youth blues group; Silver Spring guitarist Jonny Grave; the DC Blues Society Band; and the Capital Blues Ensemble. WPFW radio personality Ida Campbell was the festival emcee.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett attended the 2009 Silver Spring Blues Festival as did Montgomery County Councilmembers Valerie Ervin, Marc Elrich, George Leventhal, and Maryland State Delegate Tom Hucker.
Youth participation has been integral to the Blues Festival performances and festival activities. We have included youth oriented performances, crafts activities led by Pyramid Atlantic, along musical petting zoos organized by the DC Blues Society and Dale Music.
Pictures of the 2009 Silver Spring Blues Festival are located on flickr.com at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1074867@N24/
Last year’s 2010 Silver Spring Blues Festival featured “The Nighthawks” as the headliners, and also included performances by Mary Shavers and the Smokin Polecats, Andy Paxon, Darryl Davis, Jonny Grave, and Choo Choo Charlie. For the 2010 Festival, the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. received the generous support of the DC Blues Society, RCN, Southern Management, Lee Development Group, PFA Silver Spring LLC, Silver Spring Voice, Dale Music and the Silver Spring Regional Services Center.
Pictures of the 2010 Silver Spring Blues Festival are located at http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanbowser/sets/72157624119281866/
About Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.
The Silver Spring Town Center Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been established to provide community-based programming for the new Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza located at the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring.
The SSTCI is the result of a long process of community involvement and engagement to support the development of downtown Silver Spring. It was created to infuse community spirit and involvement in the new Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza. Our website is www.silverspringtowncenter.com
Our blog is located at http://silverspringtowncenter.blogspot.com/
Our Facebook page is located at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8305814081