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New D.C. music venue to open at The Wharf in October

The $60 million venue, called The Anthem, is expected to house 6,000 seats

Belle & Sebastian performing at the 9:30 Club
Belle & Sebastian performing at the 9:30 Club
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Andrew Wiseman

I.M.P. Productions, the parent company that owns Washington, D.C. establishments like the 9:30 Club and the Lincoln Theatre, announced that a brand new music venue is on the way. The venue, called The Anthem, will open at Southwest Waterfront’s Wharf project on October 17 of this year.

DCist reported that the project is more than five years in the making. Costing $60 million, the venue will house 6,000 seats with a capacity of between 2,500 and 6,000 people.

According to Billboard, the general manager will be Dori Armor, who has spent 30 years in the music business working for The Touring Artists Group and The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, previously serving as Vice President of Artists and Touring at IMG Artists. The club’s booker will be Melanie Cantwell, who has previously worked for the 9:30 Club and the Lincoln Theatre.

The Anthem, A 6,000-Seat Venue From The 9:30 Club, Is Opening At The Wharf In October [DCist]

9:30 Club's I.M.P. Announces New $60 Mil. Washington D.C. Venue: The Anthem [Billboard]