Echostage four-year anniversary party with a free concert and complimentary open bar this Saturday

by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm 27 Comments

Echostage by Doug Van Sant
Photo by by Doug Van Sant

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2016) — This Saturday, September 24, D.C.’s famed concert and nightlife venue Echostage will celebrate its four-year anniversary in style with a free concert and party for fans. Internationally acclaimed DJs Deorro and MAKJ will provide the soundtrack for the night-long bash while party-goers enjoy a complimentary open bar to get the bash started from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Washingtonians 18+ can reserve free tickets to the event on Echostage’s website.

Since its inception in 2012, Echostage has attracted industry EDM and hip hop heavyweights such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Jay-Z, and Hardwell.

The sprawling 30,000 square-foot layout, top-tier sound design and advanced LED visual displays have made it one of the most well-known concert venues in the country. Echostage was named #13 on DJ Mag’s 100 Nightclubs list in 2015.

To reserve VIP tables with bottle service for this event, please call: 202.503.2330.

Echostage is located at 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018. For tables and general info, please call 202.503.2330 and to learn more about Echostage, please visit www.echostage.com.”

  • anon

    I hear the nearby residents love it if you park near them.

  • anon

    Ha, I bet they’ll still charge for water.

    • anon2


  • dcd

    Can you be a “famed concert and nightlife venue” if you are celebrating your fourth anniversary? No, I don’t think you can.

    • larry

      Echostage is considered the best club in US outside of Vegas – not bad for being in an industrial park in NE.

      • ***

        I find this very hard to believe

      • scooter

        one of* the best. far behind the best clubs in miami and new york.

      • wdc

        What are the elements of a great club?

        • Anon

          drugs, babes

      • Toonces

        No it isn’t.

        • textdoc

          Where are you getting this from? I routinely read about the 9:30 Club being voted the best club or one of the best clubs in the U.S., but I’ve never heard any national acclaim for Echostage.

          • Kingman Park
          • textdoc

            As I said below… those results are based on a poll of DJ Mag readers, not based on reviews by experts or industry people.
            If you look at the results of DJ Mag’s poll for the top 100 DJs, it pretty much correlates with the club results — fairly mainstream EDM.

          • Kingman Park

            Why do you care anyway? Don’t go if you don’t want to.

      • anon

        Wouldn’t call it an industrial “park”; it’s a grid that’s somewhat integrated into the surrounding area. Could use some more bridges over the surrounding train tracks if it were ever to become something, though.

      • OP Anon

        LOL, just no.
        And if your yardstick for great clubs is Vegas, your methodology is sorely lacking.

        • Kingman Park

          For someone who seems to hold his opinion very highly, your respect for other’s opinions is pretty lacking.

  • Kingman Park

    Nothing but a bunch of haters in this thread. This club by far has the best sound in the city for electronic music (doesn’t beat 9:30 for live music though).
    FYI, this event sold out in 5 minutes.

    • anonymous

      Yeah, Flash has the best sound system in the city. Their Funktion One system is so clean and clear, without being deafening. Echostage might be good for its size, but it’s got nothing on Flash. Some of the world’s best DJs have even said so, but then again, it caters for a different type of electronic music. It also depends on who you consider the best DJs, but if Ben UFO is giving accolades, I’d honor his opinion, he’s one of the biggest audio nerds out there. The tuning at Echostage is pure volume, no clarity or quality.

      • Kingman Park

        I agree with you that Echostage caters to a specific style of electronic music. So does Flash. Flash and Uhall still win overall for deep house and more experimental types of music. The mainstream momentum of EDM has made Echostage a bit overwhelming and annoying as far as clientele is considered but it’s still a lot of fun. It helps a lot if you like the music.

        • anonymous

          I definitely don’t enjoy the music at Echostage at all, but regardless of which music one prefers, the audio system at Flash blows Echostage out of the water in terms of volume, quality, and clarity. It’s on par with some of the best clubs in the world, those that actually focus on audio quality. Loudness is not the only metric to sound system, a well balanced system is what sets Flash apart from Echostage.

          • Kingman Park

            Good thing I’m not an audiophile.

          • anonymous

            @ Kingman Park

            That’s a bit of a cop out, it doesn’t matter if you’re an audiophile or not, but you are the one that said Echostage is the best sound system in the city for electronic music. 9:30 Club has incredible sound for bands, Flash has incredible sound for electronic music, UHall is good, but their system just doesn’t sound like it did when it first opened anymore. The appeal of Echostage is *mostly* that it is a trendy spot to go and listen to turn up pop electronic, its a large space and the system is loud enough to bump music and get a party going, but its not the best audio experience. I’m not even an audiophile myself, I just know when I go to Flash, I can hear everything loudly and clearly, talk to friends, and wake up the next morning without my ears ringing (and the lineups reflect what I’m interested as well).

          • Kingman Park

            It wasn’t a cop out. It was a nice way of saying that I don’t care and this is a pointless debate.

  • James

    Not my cup of tea but it is ranked the 13th best club in the world.


    • textdoc

      Those results are based on a poll of DJ Mag readers, not based on reviews by experts or industry people.
      If you look at the results of DJ Mag’s poll for the top 100 DJs, it pretty much correlates with the club results — fairly mainstream EDM.


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