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Charles R. Freeland, known in the bluegrass world as Dick, passed away yesterday morning, August 14. Along with Bill Carroll and Sonny Compton, Dick founded Rebel Records in 1959. The label has become an institution in bluegrass music, though Billís involvement only lasted until 1979 when he sold the company to Dave Freeman.... Read more at Bluegrass Today

Dick and his family had been mourning the loss of his son, Ronnie, who died after a lengthy illness last month.






Ronnie Freeland, noted bluegrass recording engineer, passed away on July 20 following complications from brain cancer. He was 55 years old. Born May 30, 1959, Ronald (RB) Freeland was the son of Dick Freeland, who owned and ran Rebel Records in the 1960s and í70s before selling the company to Dave Freeman. Read more at Bluegrass Today

2015 DC Bluegrass Festival!
February 27-28, 2015
Sheraton Premiere Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA
"Early Bird" Tickets Now On Sale at Ticket Leap (more info below)

 
Jerry Douglas, Seldom Scene

 
Tim O'Brien, Blue Highway
 
Sierra Hull, The Bankesters
 
Gold Heart, The Grass Cats, and more.

NOTE: You may purchase your tickets online through our TickeLeap link or send your check directly to DCBU at 1429 Martha Custis Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302. If you purchase directly through DCBU you will save the fee shown on the price chart below. We are offering a Special Early Purchase Package rate if you purchase your tickets before October 1, 2014 - 2 full festival tickets and a hotel room for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, 2015)

Ticket Type Price
EARLY PURCHASE-DCBU Members-Full Festival (by Oct.1,2014)* $75.00
EARLY PURCHASE-DCBU Members-Full Festival Package (by Oct.1,2014)** $285.00
EARLY PURCHASE-Non-Members-Full Festival (by Oct.1,2014)* $85.00
EARLY PURCHASE-Non-Members-Full Festival Package (by Oct.1,2014)** $300.00
YOUTH (16 and under) $15.00
DCBU Members-Friday Only $35.00
DCBU Members-Saturday Only $60.00
Non-Members-Friday Only $40.00
Non-Members-Saturday Only $65.00
DCBU Members-Full Festival* $85.00
Non-Members-Full Festival* $95.00
DCBU Members-Full Festival Package** $310.00
Non-Members-Full Festival Package** $330.00

* Covers both Friday and Saturday (full festival)
** Includes 2 adult tickets to both Friday and Saturday (full festival) and
2 nights (Friday & Saturday), February 27-28, 2015 at the Sheraton Premiere/Tysons Corner, Virginia.
DCBU will book your room and send you a confirmation number from the hotel.
Package includes all hotel taxes. Personal charges and incidentals are not the reponsibility of DCBU
and will be billed by the hotel to the guests credit card which must be provided at check-in.

Trading Links for other Bluegrass Festivals and Concerts!
Wind Gap Bluegrass Fest, Wind Gap, PA - June 12-15, 2014
River And Roots Fest, Watermelon Park Berryville, VA - June 27-28, 2014
Watermelon Park Fest, Berryville, VA - September 25-27, 2014
Old Time Pickin Parlor Concerts, Bloomingdale, GA - Various Dates

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Washington D.C., The Bluegrass Capitol - The Story of Bluegrass in Washington, D.C. - Produced by: G.T. Keplinger; with interviews from Mike Auldridge, George McCeney, Dudley Connell, Len Holsclaw
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