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Latest Events for AEBHF


Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday June 1, 2017

Jim Groves



The Archie Edwards Barbershop will be hosting an acoustic open mic hosted by Jim Groves.

The event will be held monthly on the first Thursday from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. 

If you have a song or three to share with others, original or otherwise, stop in and show your stuff.




















David Bird

"Introduction to Slide Guitar" workshop with David Bird
Saturday June 3, 2017 at 11:15 am to 12:45 pm
Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD
Suggested cost is $15




Hello Piedmont Pickers,

On Saturday June 3 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., David Bird will teach “Introduction to Acoustic Slide Guitar”. For this workshop supporting materials will be provided. This is what David said about the workshop:

“This workshop is intended as a very basic introduction to acoustic slide guitar. Aspects will include tuning, mechanics of left hand technique, what makes for a good match of slide and instrument, getting good tone, basics of playing along with a song during a jam, and the introduction of one song (Come On In my Kitchen) for practice.”

If you don’t already have a slide, David indicated he would bring an assortment of slides for you to try. Supporting handouts will also be provided. The workshop will cost $15 and will be held at the same location as the Saturday AEBHF blues jam: 4701 Queensbury Avenue, Riverdale MD. Participants may find announcements of AEBHF workshops, concerts and other activities at, or by joining/liking the AEBHF Facebook page.






The 37th Annual Washington Folk Festival will be held on Washington Folk FestivalSaturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2016. The festival runs from Noon to 7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park. Rain or Shine! The festival is FREE to the public.

The 36th Annual Washington Folk Festival showcases the diversity of traditional music in the Washington area. All musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople live in the the greater Washington metropolitan area and volunteer their talents to put on a first class festival of national renown. With performances representing cultures from around the world as well as around the country, it is your chance to find out what is going on in the folk communities of the area.

The Archie Barbershop Ensemble will perform on Sunday June 4th, 2017 at 6pm on the Potomac Palisades Stage. Many of the individual members and groups will perform all over the place all weekend long.








Silver Spring Free Blues FestivalThe 9th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring.
The Free Silver Spring Blues Festival is Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 10 am to 9 pm.

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is sponsoring the Acoustic Stage from 10am to 3pm

MARKET STAGE - Silver Spring Library (Acoustic)

10 AM - Nina Casey and Jeff Clair

11 AM - Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation Ensemble

12 PM - Gina DeSimone and Pat Quiinn

1 PM - Little Bit of Blues featuring Warner William, Jay Summerout and Eric Selby

2 PM - Jackson, Oziel, and Moss - DC Mudd




FOUNTAIN STAGE - Ellsworth Drive

3 PM - School of Rock doin' the Blues

4 PM - Hard Swimmin' Fish

5 PM - Moxie Blues Band

6 PM - Deb Callahan

7 PM - VIntage #18

8 PM - Reggie Wayne Morris Band

9 PM- The Silver Spring All-Stars Jam


Subject to Change







Latest events for our
Friends of the Barbershop

Reasons for Coming to the Ukulele Jam at the Archie Edward Blues Barbershop:

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  • You have a ukulele but don’t know what to do with it
  • You want to play music that makes you smile
  • You need something to challenge your mind and keep it young
  • You like to have fun and play well with others
  • It’s just plain fun

Join us every 1st Sunday of the month playing music from many different genres

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Place: Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation 4701 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale MD 20737 Three blocks from the intersection of East-West Highway and Route 1 (Baltimore Ave).

Cost: Free (donations are accepted and encouraged)

For more information send an email to





Tinner Hill

24th Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival
Falls Church, VA
Fri. June 9 - Sun June 11




Advance tickets can be purchase via Eventbrite.

Ticket prices:  

  • General Admission: $20 advance / $25 gate
  • VIP: $30 advance / $35 gate.  Includes special tented, reserved seating.  Plus free non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Platinum VIP:  $250 advance only. Admits 2. Complimentary meals & festival T-shirts for 2 plus drink tickets (4) and special tented reserved seating. Free non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Children 12 and under free with paying adult! 
  • Well-behaved dogs welcomed, must be leashed
  • No outside food or beverages allowed
  • Anyone consuming alcohol must have ID!



The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is keeping East coast acoustic folk blues alive.  Through weekly Saturday jams, performances, workshops, exhibits, and lectures, AEBHF carries on the educational tradition of celebrated Piedmont blues artist Archie Edwards. 


You can mail us donations or information to the following address:
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 10124
Washington, D.C. 20018


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