In 2009, the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation (aka the Barbershop) has began leasing jam space in the old Riverdale Bookstore, 4701 Queensbury Rd Riverdale, MD 20737. The building is the new home for the weekly Saturday jams as well as occasional workshops and concerts.
The building is located at 4701 Queensbury Rd, three blocks from the intersection of East West Highway and Route 1 (Baltimore Ave).
Doors open at about 1 pm for the weekly Saturday jam (bluz time, some of us sleep late) and the jams go until about 5 pm.
From the Beltway: Take Route 1 south through College Park. Cross East-West Highway and turn left on Queensbury Rd. Go two blocks. The building is on the right.
From the Baltimore-Washington Parkway: Exit the B-W Parkway at East-West Highway, heading west. Turn left (south) on Route 1
From Downtown DC: Take Rhode Island Ave. (Route 1), which turns into Baltimore Ave. once you get into Maryland. Turn right on
Queensbury Rd. and go two blocks.
By Public Transportation
Metro: College Park, Prince George’s Plaza, and New Carrollton Metro stops link to buslines, described below, that service Riverdale.
Silver Spring-New Carollton Line (F4): The F4 bus stops right in front of the shop in Riverdale. From the New Carrollton or Prince Georges Plaza Metro stops, take the F4 bus, which stops right in front of the shop in Riverdale. NOTE: This route was detoured due to an accident; ask the bus driver to direct you to the bus stop that is now closest to the MARC train station (across the street from the Barbershop).
College Park Line (83. 86). From the College Park Metro or Prince George’s Plaza Metro, you can also take the 83, 86 bus line, which travels Route 1. Get off the bus at Queensbury Rd. and walk two blocks east to the shop.
To check schedules for these bus routes, go to:
MARC Train: The Marc Train station for the Camden Line between Baltimore and Union Station in DC is located across the street from the shop. However, the trains run only Monday through Friday so cannot be used for weekend events at the shop such as the Saturday jams. For the train schedule, see
There is some parking right next to the building and much more in the train parking lot across the street.
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is keeping East coast acoustic folk blues alive. Through weekly Saturday jams, performances, workshops, exhibits, and lectures, AEBHF carries on the educational tradition of celebrated Piedmont blues artist Archie Edwards.