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Audience members at last year's Annual DC Blues Festival enjoy a free performance.
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Audience members at last year's Annual DC Blues Festival enjoy a free performance.

Aug. 31: 25th Annual DC Blues Festival
Got the empty wallet blues? Well, perk up, because the 25th Annual DC Blues Festival is coming to the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park tomorrow, and entrance to the family-friendly affair won’t cost you a penny. The free event runs from noon to 7:30 p.m. and will feature music workshops and performances by headliner Albert Castiglia, Big G, Austin “Walkin’ Cane”, the DC Blues Society Band with Ayaba Bey, Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes and The UnXpected.

Aug. 31: 7th Annual Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival
Not in D.C. tomorrow? No worries! You can still fill your day with free music at the 7th Annual Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival in Reston. The event runs from 1 to 8 p.m. and will feature a number of local and national performers, including headliner Rashida Jolley, who will demonstrate her unique blend of R&B, Hip Hop, Classical and Pop music, all played on the harp.

Music: “Slide Guitar Blues Instrumental” by The Allman Brothers Band

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