Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefitting Living Classrooms Foundation

March 2, 2015

Alex Quarles – 202-488-0627 x247
Chris Naoum – (914) 299-0612

What: The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with co-headliners Cabinet and Larry Keel Experience and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on education programming provided by Living Classrooms on Kingman Island. The event has grown to become the largest all-local music festival in the National Capital Region, attracting over 13,000 attendees in 2014.

The Festival will include eight hours of performances by local bluegrass, folk and Americana artists, games and outdoor beverages, DC’s favorite food trucks, outdoor bike course, free kayaking courtesy of REI, giveaways and a number of activities for children of all ages including a children’s stage with arts & crafts. Festival sponsor REI will be bringing the REI Village, a touring celebration of the outdoor lifestyle (with special gifts for REI members).

When: Saturday April 25, 2015 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River:
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.

Who: The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival is a collaboration between Living Classrooms, REI, Sierra Nevada, BicycleSPACE, Listen Local First, WAMU. All are welcome to attend.

Cost: Early bird tickets: $10 until February 29th or until tickets sell out – Early Bird Tickets are sold out!
From March 1 – 31: $15
April 1 – day of festival: $20
Tickets can be purchased at

More Information:
Facebook Page:
2014 Bluegrass Festival Video:

Bluegrass Stage
12:30-1:10Split String Soup
1:20-2:00Big Chimney
2:10-2:50By & By
3:00-3:40Bud’s Collective
3:50-4:30Furnace Mountain
4:40-5:20Walker’s Run
5:40-6:40Larry Keel
Tweener Artists:
Laura Tsaggaris
Jonny Grave

Americana Stage:
1:00-1:35Karen Jonas Band
1:50-2:25Lauren Calve Band
2:40-3:15Justin Trawick and the Common Good
4:20 – 4:55Big Hoax Band
5:15-6:00Kingsley Flood
Tweener Artists:
Annabeth McNamara

REI Stage:
1:00-1:40Delafield String Band
1:50-2:30The Stick Mob
2:40-3:20Griff’s Room Band
4:20-5:00Notes from the Underground
5:10-5:50The Plank Stompers
Tweener Artists:
Elena & Los Fulanos
Tom McBride

Island Stage 1:
12:00-12:50Devil in the Deep Blue Sea
1:00-1:50Tomas Pagan Motta
2:00-2:50Sara Curtin
3:00-3:5019th Street Band
4:00-4:50The Hummingbyrds

Island Stage 2:
12:00-12:50Near Northeast
1:00-1:50Roof Beams
2:00-2:50LuLu’s Fate
3:00-3:50Sweet Yonder
4:00-4:50Dead Professional
5:00-5:50The Beanstalk Library

If you would like to volunteer in return for FREE admission please email Rebekah Meyer:

All Good Presents: The Kingman Island Bluegrass Kickoff Spectacular featuring The Larry Keel Experience with Walkers Run – RESCHEDULED for April 9th

Thursday April 9th
Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC
The Larry Keel Experience
Tickets: $15 in advance and $17 at the door

All tickets from the rescheduled 2/21 show will be honored on 4/9.

About Kingman Island:
Kingman and Heritage Islands are located in the middle of Anacostia River, which runs through the eastern half of Washington, DC. The islands provide a beautiful area in Washington, DC for people of all ages to learn about the natural environment.
Directions to the island:

About Living Classrooms:
Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as ‘living classrooms.’ Living Classrooms Foundation is a Washington, DC-Baltimore based nonprofit educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential learning-literally learning by direct experience, or what we call ‘learning by doing.â’

More information on Living Classrooms: