CONGRESSIONAL HOST COMMITTEE
The 'Blues' is America's own creation and tradition, and is at the heart of our cultural identity and the root of American music. Born from the streets and hearts of Americans, The Blues is recognized and respected globally--reaching every corner of the earth while serving as the core of inspiration for every successful top-performing artist. The Blues epitomizes our cultural identity, and yet the opportunity to learn from its creators is slipping away. Many original Blues pioneers are struggling to make a living through their art as they try to pass on this tradition to future generations, and the Congressional Blues Festival was created to raise funds and to promote this cause.
The CBF is an 8 year-old effort to preserve The Blues history and to help keep this great American tradition alive by honoring and assisting those pioneers who helped to create it. The Congressional Blues Festival's mission is dedicated to giving back to American Roots Music by raising money and awareness for organizations that directly support artists in need. To date, the Congressional Blues Festival has raised over $1 million to support this mission. Thanks to all our sponsors, fans, volunteers, and supporters who have joined us on this journey. This year's charitable partner is The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.
What if I can't make the Congressional Blues Festival or I need to give my ticket to someone else?
You may go to our Order Information Form and find the tickets you would like to transfer. In order to successfully transfer the ticket(s), you will receive an email to the same email address to confirm the transfer. Upon confirmation, you and the new recipient will receive an email announcement the successful transfer.
What is the Dress Code?
Come as you please. Many will be in business casual...many will be in jeans.
When does the headliner go on?
We can not always predict how the night will go so we encourage you to show up early and enjoy all of the performances.
When do the doors open?
The doors open at 6:30pm and the party starts!
Can I follow CBF on Facebook or Twitter or join the mailing list?
CBF is on both Facebook and Twitter. But if you aren't up on the latest trends, send an old fashion email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list.
Do you need to be 21+ years of age for the show?
CBF is an all ages show but you will need a valid state ID upon entrance for a wristband for alcoholic beverage.
Are there press passes available for CBF?
There are a VERY limited number of press passes available for this year's show. To request a pass, please send an email with your credentials and information to email@example.com