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SAVE THE DATE: COLUMBIA PIKE BLUES FESTIVAL
The 15th annual free event takes place June 19 from 1-8 p.m.
Arlington, Va. – May 17, 2010 – Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival, a free, family friendly celebration of music, food and the diverse South Arlington community sponsored by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) and official television media sponsor ABC 7/WJLA-TV & NewsChannel 8. On Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 8 p.m., join more than 6,000 of your neighbors at the block party on S. Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike in the heart of South Arlington.
Kick off the summer season by jamming to the blues performed by talented national & local musicians:
- Acclaimed Blues Guitarist Debbie Davies
- Incredible 16-year-old prodigy Jazz and Blues Pianist Matt Wigler
- Powerful blend of Mississippi Delta and Chicago Blues Danny Blew
- Award-winning D.C. band Bad Influence
- And the fantastic Moondog Medicine Show
While enjoying the free outdoor concert and supporting the diversity of Columbia Pike and its businesses, shop and eat with nearly 30 local food, craft and other exhibitors, including Car Free Diet, Pike Ride, Big Daddy’s BBQ and Rincome Thai.
New this year, kids of all ages are welcome to pick up a guitar at the Music Experience Tent where volunteers from Guitars Not Guns will hold mini-lessons, and one lucky child will win a free guitar.
For all of the latest Blues Festival information, follow the event at https://columbiapikebluesfestival.wordpress.com/ and on the website at www.columbiapike.org. Photos from the 2009 festival are available upon request.
CPRO is accepting applications for VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS. Please call Amy McWilliams at (703) 892-2776 for more information.
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The 15th Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival is presented by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) in partnership with ABC 7/WJLA-TV & NewsChannel 8, the official television media sponsor of the Blues Festival. For nearly 25 years, CPRO has brought together area businesses, residents and Arlington County officials with the mission to promote smart growth and diversity on Columbia Pike and in its surrounding communities.