The Anthem’s marquee (Photo by Paivi)
The Anthem, 9:30 Club’s majestic new sister venue at The Wharf, hosted two soft opening dates this week on Sunday and Tuesday prior to a friends and family party Wednesday and its grand opening tonight.
Parklife DC attended the second soft opening date on Tuesday, when Andrew WK partied hard in a wonderfully raucous concert, and we can report that the space is *beautiful*. It’s like someone scooped up a freshly built stage from an arena and deposited it into a shiny new Grand Central Station building with three levels of impressive views and lots of creature comforts, big and small.
Seating chart of The Anthem in DC at 6,000-person capacity (Art courtesy IMP)
With a program dubbed Super Excellent™ Seats, The Anthem (901 Wharf St. SW, DC), the upcoming big sister venue to 9:30 Club, will strive to keep the best seats in the house out of the hands of scalpers, vowed owner IMP yesterday.
Dave Grohl and Seth Hurwitz tour the construction site for The Anthem in DC. (Photo courtesy IMP)
The Foo Fighters will headline opening night at The Anthem, the upcoming sister concert venue to 9:30 Club, announced IMP, the independent promotions company that owns both, on Monday.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16, at 10am ET for the show on Thursday, Oct. 12 via Ticketfly.com. Tickets also are available at the box offices of 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and Lincoln Theatre during normal business hours.
Artist’s rendering of condo and apartment spaces in Phase 1 of The Wharf redevelopment (Art courtesy of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront)
The promotions and production company that owns the 9:30 Club yesterday revealed more details of its sister club, officially set to open on Oct. 12, 2017. Owner IMP did not disclose if the concert hall, named The Anthem, will host a band or other event that day.