Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Announces Lineup


Photo by Caroline J. Angelo

One of the best local music festivals is Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival, which takes place on April 30 from noon to 8 p.m. On Thursday, the festival had a kick-off party at The Hamilton where the full music lineup was officially announced–and it’s a pretty solid list.

Touring bands like Spirit Family Reunion, Magic Giant and Forlorn Strangers will headline the show with local favorites like Bumper Jacksons and Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray. A few other D.C. acts we’re anticipating to see are Near Northeast, Second String Band, The Delafield String Band and Atoka Chase. The full list of performers is below.

One of the best things about Kingman Island fest is its affordability–tickets are just 15 bucks right now, and you have the option to buy beer tokens too. If you missed last year’s show, check out our coverage.