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 and Schedule

    Nap Turner Stage

    • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
      • Blues Museum 
    • 1:45 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.
      • Workshop 
    • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
    • 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
      • The Jewels
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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
    • Monica Longus, Prince George's Community College Representative
    • Paulett McIntosh, Prince George's Community College, Vendor Coordinator
    • Chelsea Mitchell, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Representative
    • Marvin Palmer, Prince George's Community College Representative
    • Barry Lee Pearson, Community Representative
    • Michael Percy, Prince George's Community College Representative
    • Shakira Sawyer, Prince George's Community College Representative
    • Erika Scott, 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 Thursday, August 22, 2013, and increases to $200 after that date.  The cost for food vendors is $350 prior to Thursday, August 22, 2013, 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) 322-0853 for an application.


    For a map and directions to the College click here.


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