Trying to find something different to do for Labor Day weekend instead of the usual going out for cocktails, attending a cookout or going to the beach? Well, look no further.
If you’re a fan of the blues and love musicians who are inspired by artists such as Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, and even Shemekia Copeland, then you’ll love the D.C. Blues Festival. Even if you have never really listened to the blues or don’t consider yourself a fan, you can still enjoy the amazing performances and workshops.
On Sept. 3 from noon to 7 p.m., the Carter Barron Amphitheater will hold live blues acts for the 28th Annual D.C. Blues Festival. The best part is that the festival is completely free.
You will be able to enjoy acts such as Lauren Mitchell, Slam Allen, The Countess and Royalty Blues Band, Jackie Scott and the Housewreckers, and DC Mudd with special guest Gayle Harrod. All music lovers can enjoy these acts if they can appreciate the experience of great music and amazing talent, so don’t miss out.
Throughout the day, family and friends will be able to enjoy different workshops throughout the day at the Dr. S.O. Feelgood Workshop Stage. Children can play instruments in the Instrument Play Area, while adults can learn to play the harmonica, and later, there will be a performance by the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation. There will also be a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo for everyone to enjoy. Each workshop on the Dr. S.O. Feelgood Workshop Stage will be led by talented and well-known artists so you can learn from the best.
Seating at the Carter Barron Amphitheater will go fast, so make sure you, your friends and family get there as early as possible.
Click here to learn more about the D.C. Blues Festival.