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Bobby Blue Bland Headlines Bluebird Blues Festival

8/20/2012, 4:15 p.m.

Free Event Features Legendary Performers, Activities for All Ages

LARGO, MD -- Blues legend Bobby Blue Bland headlines the 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, 11 a.m. -- 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 at Prince George's Community College.

Bobby Blue Bland, member of the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has had 23 top ten hits on the Billboard R&B charts including "Farther Up the Road," "I'll Take Care of You," "I Pity the Fool" and "Turn On Your Love Light."

"For 20 years, Prince George's Community College has hosted one of the county's richest community traditions that everyone looks forward to each fall," said Malverse Nicholson, Jr., chair of the Bluebird Blues Festival planning committee and dean of college life services at Prince George's Community College. "This year's lineup is special, and we are confident Bobby Blue Bland will make the celebration an unforgettable experience."

Other main stage performers include renowned blues musician Clarence Carter, famous for "Love Me with a Feeling"; Baltimore's Sonnytils' Orioles well-known for "Tell Me So;" Guitar Blues Legend Bobby Parker celebrated for his single "Watch Your Step"; and Yahzarah, R&B vocalist and former background singer for Erykah Badu, noted for "Love Come Save the Day."

Blues pianist Daryl Davis, Phil Wiggins, Little Bit A Blues featuring Warner Williams & Jay Summerour, and The Jewels will perform on the Nap Turner Stage located in Queen Anne Fine Arts.

The Bluebird Blues Festival is presented by Prince George's Community College, the Office of the Prince George's County Executive, NBC4 and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

For more information about the Bluebird Blues Festival, call 301-322-0853 or visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.

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