Monday, May 11, 2009

nothing particularly sad about first-annual blues festival

The first-annual Silver Spring Blues Festival was held last Saturday afternoon on Silver Plaza in Downtown - and with a solid turnout of music fans, idle passersby and various civic and political folk, it could be called nothing short of a success. While it certainly didn't compare in size to the yearly Jazz Festival, which has an estimated turnout of 25,000, Silver Spring is likely to keep singing the blues for a long time. (And there's your terrible blues pun for the day.)

But, of course, I'd rather show you some pictures than keep writing, so here it goes. (Also check out this photoset for more from the Blues Festival.)

The headliner, Memphis Gold, draws a crowd to Silver Plaza.
The D.C. Blues Society Band was another one of the five acts who performed.

County Executive Ike Leggett, County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, and State Delegate Tom Hucker.
This woman was having a lot of fun (and is probably appearing in a lot of Flickr accounts now.)

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