On May 13, 2017, Washington, DC was alive with the sounds of strings. Guitars, banjos, cellos, fiddles – you name it, and you could hear it, drifting across the Anacostia River. It was the annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, an event which helps support the Living Classrooms Foundation. It may have been a bit muddier this year, but that didn’t stop folk and bluegrass fans from across country from traveling to the nation’s capital to enjoy a family-friendly day of great music and local cuisine
Paulson & Nace, PLLC is a proud supporter of the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival and of the Living Classrooms Foundation. This was the 8th year of the festival, which features all-local music and is attended by more than 10,000 people each year. We encourage you to check out the photos of the festival.
Kingman Island and the Living Classrooms Foundation
Kingman Island is a man-made island that sits in the middle of the Anacostia River. Though it is federal land, the island is maintained by Living Classrooms, a non-profit educational organization based here in Washington, DC. Since 2001, they have taken “a multi-generational approach that includes targeted educational programming, customized job-training and placement, effective health and fitness opportunities, and a wide range of supportive services.