D.C. was forced to say goodbye to many memory-filled clubs and music venues that permanently closed their doors over the past 20 months due to the pandemic. There is a silver lining, though: The closures allowed surviving venues to innovate and new ones to emerge. As we continue to transition to a post-shutdown world – while living in Covid limbo – there are a plethora of new venues popping up around the D.C. area. The District’s evenings are slowly beginning to buzz once more with eager concertgoers and clubgoers alike. From small venues to new theaters, here is one of the best new spots keeping our music nightlife alive and thriving. For the full roundup, visit here.
Capital One Hall recently opened in Tysons and is already attracting large music names like Josh Groban and Little Big Town. Its state-of-the-art acoustics and impressively grand architecture makes it a destination for D.C. area music and theatre aficionados. The new addition helps redefine Tysons’ community and aspires to change how people view the area.
“What better way to create some energy [in a place], which has somewhat of a deficit in terms of arts and event spaces?” says Capital One Center Managing Director Jonathan Griffith. “There’s a lot of growth, and we’re transitioning away from the stigma of huge shopping malls. We want to create a sense of community to live, work [and] play — and now we’re introducing that element of culture and the arts into Tysons.”
The venue can seat 1,600 people and is designed like a Broadway theater, which balances its large size with still an intimate and personal feel to the space.
“There’s really no bad seat in the main theater,” Griffith says. “What makes it special is the artist is able to connect with everybody in the room. As an audience member, you feel like you’re on stage with some of these fantastic musicians and artists.”
The upcoming lineup will continue to feature big names including Darren Criss and the Broadway play “Waitress.” With the consistent exciting mix of Broadway, music and comedy, people are traveling far and wide from across the DMV region to visit the venue.
As Griffith notes, “A lot of folks in Ballston, Clarendon and Rosslyn who have historically had an aversion to Tyson’s are now coming out. I haven’t seen that for the 18 years I’ve been in the area.”
Read our full roundup of must-visit, new and reopening venues here.
Capital One Hall is open when shows are scheduled. Various ticket prices depending on the show. Visit here for details on show dates and prices.
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