The Holmes Brothers Headline 19th Bluebird Blues Festival

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Article by: Mona Rock,

Largo, Md. ––Experience the down home blues at the 19th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival presented by OneMain Financial, Saturday, September 24, 12:30 – 6 p.m. at Prince George’s Community College’s Largo campus. The free event, featuring The Holmes Brothers, will provide people of all ages with live entertainment, children’s activities, music workshops, food, and crafts. Admission is free of charge.

From winning multiple Blues Music Awards to sharing stages and recordings with music legends such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, and Al Green, The Holmes Brothers have been feeding the souls of their fans with a blend of blues, gospel, soul, rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll and country. The band easily blends Saturday night’s roadhouse rock with the gospel fervor and harmonies of Sunday morning’s church service.

“Prince George’s Community College is proud to host this important community mainstay,” said Malverse Nicholson, Jr., chair of the Bluebird Blues Festival planning committee and dean of College Life Services. “With the support of our important partners including OneMain Financial, we are able to present legendary performers and some of the country’s leading blues recording artists to the community free of charge,” he added.

For attendees enjoying a great day of music, OneMain Financial also will host activities at the Festival to support the Capital Area Food Bank. OneMain Financial’s No. 2 Chevrolet Impala replica race car will be on display.

“OneMain Financial is delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the 19th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival,” said Jim Ryan, executive vice president of marketing. “As a community-based lender, our employees are part of the neighborhoods where they live and work. This event is a wonderful way for us to make a difference in the community while also having a lot of fun.”

Other main stage performers include Cathy Ponton King, Whop Frazier, Avery Sunshine. Nap Turner stage performers include Phil Wiggins and Nat Reese, and Grammy-nominated artist Carolyn Malachi and The Jewels.

About the Bluebird Blues Festival

The Bluebird Blues Festival is presented by OneMain Financial in partnership with 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 include Comcast, Maryland State Arts Council, Prince George’s Arts Council, Allstate, Southern Management Corporation, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Thompson Hospitality, Holiday Inn Express, Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc., Prince George’s Community College Alumni Association, WPFW and Prince George’s Community College Bookstore.

OneMain Financial (formerly CitiFinancial), based in Baltimore, Md., provides personalized loan solutions and one-on-one, local service at 64 branches in Maryland and Virginia and more than 1,300 branches nationwide. With a 99-year heritage of helping people realize their financial goals and dreams, their employees are part of the communities where they live and work. OneMain Financial works with each customer to find a solution that best fits their needs and budget, offering a straightforward loan application with fixed rates and clear terms. Additional information may be found at

For more information about the Bluebird Blues Festival, call 301-546-0853 or visit the college website at

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 and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at

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