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BREAKING: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Rock & Roll Hotel will cease operations effective immediately, Monday March 2, 2020.”


1353 H Street, NE

Ed. Note: In September 2019 I said and then they said oh well never mind this stinks.

From a press release:

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Rock & Roll Hotel will cease operations effective immediately, Monday March 2, 2020. All shows and events are cancelled, and we have obtained the necessary financial protection at this time.

Over the last 3 years Rock & Roll Hotel experienced rising operating costs, an increase in the number of music venues, and the decrease in ticket and bar sales. While Rock & Roll Hotel did all we could to adjust with the times, it was not enough to stay a float and hence, we sadly join a growing number of small businesses and music venues by closing our doors permanently.

Over the last several months, we had tried in earnest to find a local buyer to purchase the business or secure a loan to keep the foundation of Rock & Roll Hotel as a music venue, and to keep our beloved staff employed. Though there was some interest and tireless efforts were made to secure a deal, in the end, we were unable to reach one.

Rock & Roll Hotel gives our heart and soul of thanks and appreciation over the last 14 years to all the employees (past and present), fans, and H St local businesses and residents who without them, we would have never made it this far.

While many will feel a sense of sadness, disappointment or anger with this announcement, we ask that you stay positive, and continue to support the many music venues and small businesses in DC.

Stay dedicated to the discovery and recovery of great music!

– Rock & Roll Hotel”

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