Musical Vein & Venues Washington D.C
The night is young and the culinary capital is your oyster. Plan an evening event or go after dinner to one of DCs music jewels. Probably the must-go location is U Street, considered once the heart of the Black culture in America. There’s a quarter or music venue for every music genre in Washington, this city was the stage of incredible music legends such as Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye among others.
The Jewels of U Street
When U Street was labeled “Black Broadway,” it had a lot to do with the Lincoln Theatre's ever-potent lineup of top jazz artists - Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. A stunning theatre built in 1922, was a cultural center of D.C., predating and influencing Harlem’s renaissance. Nowadays, apart from being home to any musical genre, it also feature two rooms for events, with banquet capacity to fit anywhere from 200 until 900 people.
Just off U Street, safeguards another relic from Jazz era, Howard Theatre still host sweet notes with an intimate feel and stage - one of the most famous are their Sunday Gospel Brunch. It’s also possible to host private events in the theatre, catering 450 seated or 800 for a cocktail-dinnatoire.
A more upbeat location is 9:30 Club, it’s been the forefront of the District’s music scene since the beginning, and made its bones in the 80s having artists like Chuck Brown, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, Radiohead among others. This iconic space, also hosts private events with the astonishing capacity of 1,200 people.
A uniquely eclectic experience located just steps from the White House, The Hamilton has quickly become Washington, DC’s favorite gathering place for music, art, entertainment and dining that stays open until late. Featuring three iconic rooms, one with a stage and two bars at opposite sides, which can be used for private seated gathering ranging from 70 until 300 people, or for a sassy cocktail up to 600 people.
As you stroll down the cobblestone-line Pearl Street will lead you straight into Pearl Street Warehouse, where you can find a three-in-one experience - a live music venue, all American diner and bar with delicious craft brews and cocktails located at The Wharf. Its cozy set-up allows you to get close and personal with your favorite rock, country or blues artist. The intimate and rustic space can cater intimate events up to 300 people.