Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fort Reno Returns Monday

The return of shows at DC's Fort Reno means that summer is officially here. Simply known as "Fort Reno" --after the park that it inhabits-- the music series brings local well-known and not-so-well-known musical acts to Tenleytown on a weekly basis for several weeks each summer. 

This year there are 11 shows over six consecutive weeks. No show on July 4, but otherwise there's a show scheduled for each Monday and Thursday. The shows are FREE, although you can help by supporting Fort Reno financially

Fort Reno is located just across the street from the (under renovation) Wilson Senior High School. The bands play on the grass near Chesapeake St NW between Nebraska Ave and 40th. The full schedule is here and the season kicks off on the 27th with Beasts of No Nation, Railsplittter and Valley Tours. I like their names, but I haven't seen any of those bands. This is the beauty of the series. Each show has at least one new-to-me band and the bookings are often cross genre, which I appreciate as a music fan.  

Enjoy the shows!