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9:30 Club is one of DC's most popular live music venues, featuring up-and-coming bands and established acts. Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys and Smashing Pumpkins have all graced the stage.

Pictured: Live music at the 9:30 Club

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The nation’s capital may be known for its cacophony of opinions on Capitol Hill, but the city is also responsible for more melodious tones in its live music venues. Whether you’re looking for a radio-friendly stadium headliner or an only-in-DC acoustic set, you’re sure to find an act that’s (literally) music to your ears.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The jewel of U Street, once known as "Black Broadway," the Howard Theatre reopened in 2012 after a dazzling $20 million renovation. The décor is inspired by the legends including Duke Ellington, The Supremes and James Brown who played on the original stag
From Duke Ellington to Dave Grohl, DC has been a breeding ground for famous musicians.
9:30 Club is one of DC's most popular live music venues, featuring up-and-coming bands and established acts. Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys and Smashing Pumpkins have all graced the stage.
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