Earlier in the week we learned the devastating news that Eighteenth Street Lounge would be closing after 25 epic years.
Thanks to Sean for passing on the Rasmus auction:
“Well know 18th Lounge DC music lounge and nite club is closing. Complete liquidation of all hi-end sound, lighting, bar, hospitality, decor, and equipment.”
Sale ends July 9, 2020.
1212 18th Street, NW
“Statement on the closure of Eighteenth Street Lounge after 25 Years
Washington, D.C., has been the home of Eighteenth Street Lounge for the past 25 years, and I have had the great fortune to deliver unique nightlife experiences in a city that I love. The well-being of our patrons, and staff has always been a leading priority for the ESL team, and given the current uncertainty of when we can welcome patrons back safely, we have decided to close the space indefinitely. Read More
— courtney beesch (@courtneybeesch) June 17, 2020
Please enjoy some awesome videos folks sent for a mariachi band playing last night in Columbia Heights.
Apparently it was for a birthday: Read More
Thanks to Sandra for sending: “I was walking down 9th street NW between F and G and noticed loud music playing in solidarity with today’s protests coming from one of the apartments above Shake Shake. I hope those participating in today’s protest get the chance to stop by and listen.”
FULL ON CONCERT!!! He just sang “Lean On Me” and the entire crowd had their lights up and was singing along. The focus is no longer on the cops and is on the community now. This is PEACEFUL!! #washingtondcprotest #blacklivesmatter @wusa9 @DMVBlackLives @PoPville pic.twitter.com/WepCzq544B
— Valdez (@benyboi) June 4, 2020
@KENNY_SWAY above and below Protestors sing Sam Cooke together: Read More
— Nicole cunanan (@_nikkicunanan) June 1, 2020
From the 9:30 Club:
“This Sunday marks 40 years since 9:30 Club first opened its doors. We had hoped to celebrate with you all in a bigger way and in person, and that will happen someday, but for now, please join us for a virtual celebration of 40 years of 9:30 history. Read More
Dagger of an update from Wolf Trap:
“Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Announces Cancellation of 2020 Summer Performance Seasons at Filene Center, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, and The Barns at Wolf Trap
Today in a public statement, Wolf Trap Foundation’s President and CEO, Arvind Manocha, announced the cancellation of all 2020 summer performances due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus throughout the Washington DC metro area. “It is with profound sadness that I announce that we are cancelling the Summer 2020 concert season. For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park and The Barns at Wolf Trap will not host live performances from May through September. The continued health and well-being of the Wolf Trap community of patrons, artists, and staff are of paramount importance to us. Concern for the welfare of all makes summer gatherings for performances unfeasible.” Read More
From a press release:
“The National Philharmonic has just released an emotional new video in support of hospital workers currently fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The video features several National Philharmonic musicians playing multiple parts of Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” alongside photographs of DC, Maryland and New York City hospital staff working inside COVID-19 units. Read More
Thanks to T. for sending from Stronghold.