The announcement and the unveiling of the DC Bluegrass Festival logo was the focal point of the 1st annual DCBU Fundraiser Gala where, following a festive sit-down dinner in the home of Regina and Jim Derzon, fifty people were treated to an intimate acoustic concert by Bill Emerson and the Sweet Dixie Band.
DCBU President and Chairperson Randy Barrett is very clear in his intent ‚Ä¶‚Ä¶
“Washington, DC, has a rich, 60-year history of bluegrass music. But it has never had its own festival. We’re going to change that by creating a first-rate event that will help put this town back on the map, musically.”
Founded in 2003, the DCBU is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting bluegrass music in the Washington, D.C. area, which they define as anywhere within a 2-3 hour drive of D.C.
DCBU helps connect new and existing bands with community music resources; broadens the audience for Bluegrass; reaches out to new fans, burgeoning musicians, and potential supporters; promotes and supports a wide range of bluegrass-oriented activites and DCBU events.