The Wharf Is Getting a Live-Music Venue Dedicated to “Americana” Genres

Published February 9, 2017

The Wharf, the massive development being built in Southwest DC, will get a second live-music venue when it opens in October. The Pearl Street Warehouse, located on what’s planned to be the Wharf’s nightlife strip, will be a 300-capacity club dedicated to Americana styles including southern rock, country, blues, roots, and bluegrass.

“That’s what we like to listen to,” says co-owner Bruce Gates. “We love music, and we’ve always wanted to have a music-forward venue where we can accomplish those things.”

Gates says there’s a gap in the District’s music scene that he and his partners, Nicholas Fontana and Henry Gandy, are hoping to fill. “We’ll have a pretty wide range of genres but probably not as much on the metal or EDM or some of these other genres that are well-covered by existing venues in DC,” he says.

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