The Western Maryland Blues Fest runs through Sunday at two venues, Hagerstown City Park (501 Virginia Avenue) and City Central Lot (off North Potomac Street).
Events on Sunday are free. Tickets on Friday are $20-$25, for those age 13 and older and $7 for children ages 6-12. Tickets for Saturday are $35-$40 for those age 13 and older and $7 for children 6-12. Admission is free for children age 5 and younger. Special combination tickets for Friday and Saturday are available in advance for $50, plus a transaction fee. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 116 or go to blues-fest.org.
By car: From I-70 West, take the Hagerstown Rt.40 West, exit 32B. Turn left at the 9th light, North Potomac Street. The central parking lot is on the right.
To Hagerstown City Park, take the Hagerstown Rt. 40 West exit 32B. Turn left at the 12th light, Walnut Street. Go approximately a half mile. The park is on the right. The Learning Center parking lot is on the left.
By bus: Greyhound offers round-trip service from to Hagerstown from Baltimore five times daily. Round-trip fares run about $53 for a non-refundable fare. It offers service from Baltimore Travel Plaza four times daily. Round-trip fares from Hagerstown run about $53.00 for a refundable fare.
Parking: $5 for Friday and Saturday events. On Sunday, parking in the lots is free.
Hagerstown offers a variety of accommodations, including hotels and B&Bs. Discounts may not be available during special events. Some options include:
SpringHill Suites by Marriott,17280 Valley Mall Rd., Hagerstown, 301-582-0011; hagerstownspringhillsuites.com. Rates start at around $129 and include hot breakfast buffet, parking and wireless internet. Rates start at around $129.
Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center,1910 Dual Hwy., Hagerstown, 301-790-3010; hagerstownhotelcc.com. Rates start at $95.
For more hotels and travel information, go to the Hagerstown Convention and Visitors Bureau at marylandmemories.org or call 888-257-2600.