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Celebrate the Blues at the 21st Annual Bluebird Blues Festival

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Article by: Artelia Gillam, gillamac@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md. Diunna Greenleaf heads up an impressive list of blues acts at the 21st Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, Saturday, September 21, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Prince George's Community College. Greenleaf, who is a celebrated blues artist, has enjoyed great success with such songs as “Trying to Hold On,” and “Taking Chances.” Attendees also will get to enjoy other live acts, music workshops, children’s activities, food and crafts.  

“The Bluebird Blues Festival has long provided the residents of Prince George’s County with rich music, fun and activities each year,” said Malverse Nicholson, Jr., chair of the Bluebird Blues Festival planning committee and dean of college life services at Prince George’s Community College.  “I am certain that this year’s roster of amazing talent will continue that long standing tradition,” he added.

Other main stage artists include blues musician Big Daddy Stallings, known for “Million Dollars;” Nathan Fox and the Upton Blues Band celebrated for “I’m All Done.” Blues harmonica virtuoso, Phil Wiggins noted for “Bowling Green Rag,” the Chesapeake Sheiks and The Jewels will perform on the Nap Turner Stage located in Queen Anne Fine Arts.

About the Bluebird Blues Festival 

The Bluebird Blues Festival is presented by Prince George’s Community College, the Office of the Prince George’s County Executive, NBC4 and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.  Other sponsors includeEducational Systems Federal Credit Union, DC Blues Society, Prince George’s Arts Council, Allstate, Southern Management Corporation, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Thompson Hospitality, Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc., metroPCS, WPFW and Prince George’s Community College Bookstore.   

For more information about the Bluebird Blues Festival, call 301-322-0853 or visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.    

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m. 

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