Washington DC’s First Ever Annual Music Festival for Local Talent Arrives!

The wait is finally over. An annual music festival dedicated solely to celebrating the wealth and diversity of music talent in the nation’s capital has arrived! The all-new DC Music Fest will showcase the next generation of DC area music talent, as well as established acts, across all music genres.

Taking place on May 7, 2011, at the newly renovated The Yards Park, this  all-ages open-air festival is set to transform DC’s South East waterfront into a local music mecca. Uniting a stellar array of bands, DJs and singer-songwriters, DC Music Fest connects the best of Washington, DC’s music scene into one cohesive event.

Headline acts include Billboard World Song Contest Winners Honor By August and acclaimed experimental hip-hop band Restoring Poetry in Music (RPM), with support from blues quintet Kelly Bell Band and hard rockers Along Those Lines. Guinness Battle of the Bands winner The Chris Collat Band will be opening the festival after competing against 16 other local bands to win the chance to perform at the inaugural event.

All Washington, DC area musicians are encouraged to submit their music for performance consideration via the DC Music Fest website (www.dcmusicfest.com). The festival’s complete line-up will be announced in the following months.

Event Details:

DC Music Fest
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The Yards Park
10 Water St. SE, Washington DC
Noon to 8 p.m.
Tickets – $25
Tickets on sale now at www.dcmusicfest.com