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Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday July 6, 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.
















Folklife Festival

Open Blues Jam at Smithsonian, hosted by Archie's Blues Barbershop
Sunday July 9th, 2017 at 2 PM - 3:30 PM

Be a part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival's 50th Anniversary Reunion on the National Mall! Join the OPEN ACOUSTIC BLUES JAM hosted by Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation (aka Archie's Blues Barbershop). 

Location: ANITA'S KITCHEN Dining Area. 
Time: The official blues jam time is 2:00-3:30 pm but jamming, blues or other acoustic music, goes until 5 pm. 

Music has always been a central part of the Festival, and this is great opportunity for us to share with people from all over the world the community that builds through informal jamming. Dust off your instruments and join the informal jam, sing along, or just enjoy the music. Open to everyone! 

It's not essential, but it would be helpful to know if you think you'll be joining the Archie's blues jam. Help us spread the word and make this a big success!

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which runs most days from June 29-July 9, is a highlight of the summer in Washington, DC.
Days and evenings of music, dance, crafts, food, and more representing a variety of cultures. For schedule and more information, see




Latest events for our
Friends of the Barbershop

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

Tenor Uke

  • 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




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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