Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. Presents Biscuit Jam, August 6th

From our friends at Mason Dixie Biscuit Co....

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. will hold its first annual music, food and arts festival Biscuit Jam on Saturday, August 6th from 12 PM to 10 PM in Ivy City at the Hecht East Warehouse (1500 Okie Street, NE.) The company is holding the festival to connect the DC community’s artisans and artists in a celebration of craft as a means to commemorate Mason Dixie's second year in business. The festival is co-sponsored by DC Brau and The Washington Blade.

Biscuit Jam features musical talents from local bands, including headliners Jonny Grave and The Bumper Jacksons, we well as live graffiti installations from artists in the collaborative, One Love Massive. Foods trucks, retail vendors, pop ups, and a jam contest featuring samples with Mason Dixie Biscuits will also complement festivities. Vendors from Union Kitchen and Union Kitchen itself will also be featured at the festival, in addition to a pop-up oyster bake from Ivy City Smokehouse and a pop up dog park, sponsored by Petco. Proceeds will also go to the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative - raising money for arts in DC public schools supporting DC's next generation of craftspeople. 

"I know this is a huge undertaking," said Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. CEO Ayeshah Abuelhiga. "But this is our chance to celebrate all of the wonderful craft that is happening in DC now. From food, to liquor distilleries, to art, we are a part of a growing producer scene, especially in Ivy City, so what better way to celebrate our second anniversary than with our fellow industry friends, customers, neighbors, and other artists."

Tickets for the sensory-filled experience go on sale July 6th, 2016. Updates to the festival's music line-up, vendors, food, and activities will be available on the festival's website. This event is family and dog-friendly. 

About Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.:
Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. (Mason Dixie) is a southern-inspired farm-to-table casual mobile restaurant specializing in made-to-order gourmet biscuit sandwiches, platters and spreads. Founded in 2014, the Kickstarter-funded and Launch Pad winning company has since been operating with much acclaim out of pop-ups around the city, through the app-based delivery service UberEATS, and a stall at Union Market. The Mason Dixie team operates under their mission statement of bringing back approachable, affordable and portable slow food while serving guests with heart-warming Southern hospitality.

About DC Brau Brewing Company:
When co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock opened the doors to their brewery in 2011 on Blandensburg Road in NE Washington, DC Brau Brewing Company became the first packaging brewery inside the District of Columbia since 1956. DC Brau’s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), The Citizen (Belgian style Ale), and Penn Quarter Porter (Robust Porter), with seasonal and special brews available throughout the year including the award-winning On the Wings of Armageddon (Double IPA). For more information on DC Brau, visit, and follow on social media @dcbrau.

About The Washington Blade:
The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and its the oldest LGBT newspaper in the country. It is known as the “newspaper of record” for the LGBT community both locally and nationally. Visit for more information.