THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST
Leah Edwards | Hatchet Photographer
BEST CONCERT VENUE
Location: 815 V St. NW
Runners up: U Street Music Hall, The Black Cat
Artists like Bob Dylan, the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, deadmau5 and Adele have performed on the 9:30 Club stage. For such an in-demand venue, the 9:30 Club remains unexpectedly intimate: There is only one main stage, and the audience and artist are separated only by a single, short barrier.
But because it lacks tiered ticketing, the general admission venue has no way to ensure you end up in a quality concert-viewing spot. So if you’re there to see your favorite band perform, it’s a good idea to arrive early.
The venue, which was originally located at 930 F St. and moved to its current location on V Street in 1996, will host bands like Walk the Moon, Toro Y Moi and Purity Ring this spring.
- Regina Park