Bluebird Blues Festival

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    The Bluebird Blues Festival is an annual celebration held at Prince George's Community College in September. It has become one of the county's premier events. Each year, the festival attracts an average of 12,000 people, dozens of vendors, and national blues acts.

    The festival includes two stages, a main stage with a headline performer and three nationally known artists; the smaller stage features three additional acts and a blues workshop conducted by a blues scholar.

    Children can participate in face painting, roving artists, tattoo art and many other events sponsored by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Children's activities are held in Hallam Theatre.

    Food and craft vendors offer an array of unique items and cultural delicacies from around the world. The event is free and open to the public. Alcohol and pets, excluding service animals, are not permitted. Bring your chairs and join us as we celebrate the blues!

  • Performers & Schedule

    Main Stage  

    • 11:00-12:00   
      •  Lost Land Entertainment Featuring - DJ Devastator
    • 12:30-1:10     
      • Jesi Terrell and The LMB
    • 1:15-1:30        
      • Opening Ceremony
    • 2:00-2:45        
      • The Spaniels
    • 3:00-3:45        
      • Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner
    • 4:00-4:45       
      •  Hardway Connection
  • Performers and Schedule

    Nap Turner Stage (Queen Anne)    

    • 12:00-12:45     
      • Darryl Davis
    • 1:00-1:45        
      • Barry Lee Pearson (Blues Workshop)
    • 2:00-2:45        
      • Phil Wiggins and the Chesapeake Sheiks
    • 3:00-3:45        
      • Bluesman Tom Larson
    • 4:00-4:45       
      • Full Power Blues
    • 5:00-6:00        
      • The Jewels (Headlining)
  • Event Sponsors

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    Festival Committee Members:


    • Malverse A. Nicholson, Jr., Prince George's Community College, Chair  
    • Deborrah Banks, Prince George's Community College Representative  
    • Marcus Binion, Prince George's Community College Representative  
    • Edith Chatman, Prince George's County Representative  
    • Jennifer Colter, Prince George's Community College Representative  
    • Kirsten Hein, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Representative  
    • Monica Longus, Prince George's Community College Representative  
    • Reginald Marcellus, Prince George's Community College Representative  
    • Paulett McIntosh, Prince George's Community College, Vendor Coordinator  
    • Marvin Palmer, Prince George's Community College Representative  
    • Barry Lee Pearson, Community Representative  
    • Shakira Sawyer-Sturdivant, Prince George's Community College Representative  
    • Jenelle Simpson, Prince George's Community College Representative  
    • Lavonn Reedy Thomas, Prince George's County Representative  
    • Gloria Turner, Community Representative  




    Vendor Information


    The cost for craft vendors is $150 prior to Friday, August 21, 2015, and increases to $200 after that date.  The cost for food vendors is $350 prior to Friday, August 21, 2015, and increases to $400 after that date.  Outdoor vending space consist of 12' x 12' that can accommodate a maximum tent size 10' x 10'. Tent must be weighted for wind resistance. Please note that due to limited space, allotted vending space will be reduced if the festival is moved indoors.    

    In addition to a permit from the Health Department, all food vendors are required to provide a copy of a certificate of insurance in the company's name up to a $1,000,000.00 per occurrence under general liability.   The college must be named as an additional insured: Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774. A copy of this certificate of insurance must accompany your application. Additionally, we do not provide generators.

    All reservation request made after space is filled will be returned, regardless of the date, so reserve your space early!  Don't miss this incredible opportunity to hit the College and community markets.  Read through the attached information packet carefully before returning your application and payment.  We look forward to seeing you at the 20th Annual Prince George's Community College Bluebird Blues Festival.

    If you would like to participate in the Bluebird Blues Festival as a Vendor, please fill out our online vendor application or contact the Office of College Life Services at (301) 546-0853 for an application



    For a map and directions to the College click here.


    • A & B Soft Serve Ice Cream - Soft Serve Ice Cream
    • Asia Fusion Elite - Chicken On A Stick, , Shrimp On A Stick, Fried Rice Noodles, Spring Rolls, Lemonade, Iced Tea, and Shaved Ice
    • Concessions World - Gyros (lamb, beef, chicken) Italian/Kielbasa Sausages, Steak/Chicken & Cheese, Funnel Cakes, Ribbon Fries, Foot Long Corn Dogs, Fries, Chicken Tenders, Lemonade, and Smoothies
    • Icegreen Snowalls, Inc. - Shaved Ice Snowballs 
    • L'il Mack's Barbecue - Minced Pork and Minces Turkey BBQ Sandwiches w/ Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, Sweet Potato Pie, Peach Cobbler, Bagged Chips, Sweet Tea, and Lemonade 
    • Thai Herbs Bistro - Vegetable Pad Thai, Vegetable Fried Rice, Vegetable Lo Mein, Vegetable Egg Roll, Bangkok Noodles & Vegetables, and Chicken Teriyaki On A Stick 
    • The Tender Rib - Ribs, Chicken Wings, Fish, Fries, and Drinks 



    • Accessorizing Divas - Purses, Jewelry, & Women's Clothing
    • Ann's Collectibles - NFL Sports Merchandise, Ladies Accessories, Jewelry, Handbags, Scarves, Belts, etc. 
    • Ashiki And Her Daughter - Greeting Cards, Jewelry, Candle Vases, Framed Art, Decorative Storage Jars, and other handcrafted Gifts & Accessories. 
    • Avon Dry Wash & Guard - Car Wash Products, Crochet Baby Items, Hats, Afghans, Scarfs, Skin-So-Soft, Lotion, Gels, Perfumes, Makeup, Jewelry, etc. 
    • Bows by Daja, LLC - Handmade Hair Bows, Bowties, and Leather Wristlets 
    • Bolton Body Adornments - Handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry, Handcrafted Copper Jewelry, and Handcrafted Leather Goods  
    • Bunny Trading Co. - Oils, Jewelry, Sun Glasses, T-Shirt, Dresses, and Hats  
    • Capitol Hill Sporting Goods - Apparel and other Sporting Goods  
    • Casey's Art - African American Prints, and Pictures  
    • Children of the Sun - Arts & Crafts  
    • Designs by Ms. Rita - Handmade Copper Wire Bracelets and Rings  
    • Flagman - Flags, Buttons, Bracelets, Ank Necklaces, and Positive Cultural Novelties  
    • Griffin's Corner - Handbags, Sun Glasses, Pictures, and Accessories 
    • H & H Production - Published Books - No Blame/No Shame 
    • Harris Novelties - T-shirts, DVD's, CD's, and Pictures 
    • Macky's Oil - Burning Oils & Body Oils 
    • Malik's Fashions - Fashion Jewelry 
    • Natural-holic with Scents, LLC - Handcrafted Soaps, Body Butter, Women Accessories, Natural Perfumes, and Bath & Body Products 
    • Nussentials Health & Wellness - All Natural, Clinically Tested, and Pure Health Supplements 
    • Pat's Exclusive Gifts - Customized Ink Pens, Stylus pens, Letter Openers, Purse Hooks, Keyfinders, and Bar Sets  
    •  S/B Enterprise - Fashion Men & Women Clothing and Black Arts  
    • Scents of Variety - Burning Oils, Body Oils, Candles, Candle Holders, & Incense   
    • Something For Your Soul Fine Arts - Original Drawings, Paintings, and Reproductions 
    • Soqut Naseon  Nicole Soquinase - Handmade Knitted and Crocheted Items 
    • Talaya's Accessories - Jewelry, Purses, Novelties, and Clothing 
    • The Art of Karen Y. Buster - Hand Pulled Semgraphs, Originals, Mini Prints, and Custom Note Cards  
    • With My Hands - Handbags, Jewelry, Clothes, and Trinkets