“The Bullpen kicks off Summer Concert Series on Thursday, March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day”

by Prince Of Petworth March 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm 10 Comments


Ed. Note: This is the final season for The Bullpen/Fairgrounds before construction starts for a new development.

From a press release:

“The Bullpen proudly kicks off the 2016 Miller Lite Summer Concert Series on Thursday, March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Admission is free, and entertainment begins at 5pm with live music featuring The Pietasters with an opening set from Warden. Hailing from Montgomery County, Maryland, Warden warms up the Bullpen stage with grooving rock instrumentals & infectious vocal harmonies. Their energizing alt­rock ballads will be sure to get the crowd on their feet.

Headlining the stage is The Pietasters, a legendary seven­piece band inspired by ska, punk, soul. rocksteady, and reggae beats from around the world. Washington, DC natives, The Pietasters have toured alongside many prominent recording artists including No Doubt, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, James Brown, Ozomatli, and the Dropkick Murphy’s. With performances taking place everywhere, from friends’ basements for intimate shows to sprawling crowds during the Vans Warped Tour, The Pietasters’ ability to entertain with spirited rhythms and unstoppable beats make their highly­acclaimed performance an experience not to miss.”


  • Anon Imus

    This has to be at least the fourth or fifth season that they’ve claimed this is the last season

  • Ryan

    I’m beginning (continuing) to think the construction on that block will never happen.

    • palisades

      I mean the construction across from the bullpen has happened at an insane rate. It’s a matter of time before they tear the craphole bullpen down

      • madmonk28

        Every time I walk past that on the way to the game, I can’t believe this prime piece of real estate across from a Metro and Nats Park is essentially an empty lot with some beer tents. It’s like something from a county fair.

  • AJSE

    Yesssss, so glad they’ll be here for this season.

  • anonymous

    This will probably affect Bardo beer garden big time on game days..

  • JohnH

    I swear wherever I stand in that place, someone comes up next to me and lights a cigarette.

  • Chris

    Gotta admit, other than the free music, I’ve never understood the appeal. The beer selection is poor and the prices are as bad as inside the stadium.

  • SEDC

    -Someone lights a cigarette…… It’s outdoors and legal…
    -Beer price as bad as inside……. Ummm…. I must be going to a different place b/c their beer is def cheaper than inside.
    -Bardo Beer Garden……. Unless they have some magical way to get everything done, I see ZERO way they are open, or how they are going to make people not go to bullpen when it is right across from the Metro….. almost as bad a spot as Hill Country had last year, out of sight out of mind. Sorry Bardo….
    -Don’t see the appeal…. hhhmmm….. yeah I don’t like cheap beer and drinking outside with actual room to move around either, guess I will go get a $5 HH Miller Lite from Willies instead….

    • AJSE

      +1 on the room to move around and the proximity to the station. I never really understood the people who flock to Bluejacket in the opposite direction of the stadium all just to stand in one place – no way you’re able to move in there on game days. I love Bluejacket as much as the next guy, but prefer the Bullpen on game days.


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