Livestream Preview: Bobby Thompson @ Facebook Live, 4/29/20

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Bobby Thompson (Photo courtesy the artist)

The Hamilton might be temporarily closed, but it still hosts performances on its Facebook page. Wishing you could stop by The Hamilton for happy hour? Missing live music in The Loft? Join The Hamilton Loft Virtual Happy Hour series!

On Wednesday, April 29, The Hamilton Loft Virtual Happy Hour series features DC folk-blues guitarist Bobby Thompson.

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Around Town: Music Venues Call Upon Congress for Relief

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Betty Who performs at 9:30 Club, a NIVA member, in 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), whose members, employees, artists and local communities are facing an existential crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, yesterday sent a letter to Washington leadership proposing solutions to address the unique and dire situation facing the industry.

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Stars and Bars: Welcome to The Anthem

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The Anthem (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

On Oct. 12, 2017, the Foo Fighters headlined the first night at The Anthem at the shiny new Wharf development, and nothing in DC concert was ever the same again.

Promotions company IMP, the owners of 9:30 Club, had an ambitious goal. The principals would build a tremendous theatre to hold 6,000 seats in the newly recapitalized southwest neighborhood, providing ample space for bands that appreciate a general admission experience but might be too big for one night at 9:30 Club.

It was a smashing success.

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Livestream Preview: Asha Santee @ Facebook Live, 4/17/20

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Asha Santee (Photo courtesy Sixth & I)

Sixth & I recently launched a new Living Room Sessions virtual concert series designed to spotlight local musical talent during the coronavirus emergency lockdown. Shows stream for free on the venue’s Facebook page.

Catch DC drummer Asha Santee in the next Living Room Session on Friday, April 17, via Facebook Live.

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