The Best Venues To Catch A Show In Washington DC

From Jazz To EDM, We’ve Got You Covered

Our nation’s capital is home to some of the best live music venues in the country. Whether you like jazz or EDM, here are four top-notch music venues in Washington D.C. to catch a show or concert.

Howard Theatre
Famed artists such as Duke Ellington and James Brown have graced this landmark theater. After a 32-year hiatus and top-to-bottom renovation, Howard reopened in 2012. Now, this concert venue in D.C continues to host equally impressive acts, like Janelle Monae and The Roots. Once a month, a lively brunch with entertainment provided by the Harlem Gospel Choir is held.

Encompassing over 30,000 square feet, this is the area’s largest concert venue. Naturally, it attracts some of the biggest industry names like Skrillex and Calvin Harris. Thanks to a cutting edge German D&B Audiotechnik V system, the sound is slick and crisp. The advanced LED visual displays provide bold, graphic visuals.

For over three decades, this institution has regularly booked the top acts across all music genres – from Nas to Iggy Pop to Willie Nelson. And no matter where you stand, you’re always guaranteed a view of the stage. There’s also four bars, so you’ll never be empty-handed or thirsty.

Blues Alley
Hidden away in an alley in Georgetown, this intimate space features terrific acoustics to satisfy even the most dedicated jazz fans. It also holds bragging rights as the oldest continually operating jazz clubs in the city, and has hosted legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan.




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