A New Live Music Venue Focused on Americana and Bluegrass Music is Coming the Wharf this Fall


Besides 9:30 Club’s forthcoming music venue, the Anthem, there’s another new concert spot opening at the Wharf this fall from the owners of restaurant Cantina Marina.

When it opens this Oct., the 4,000-square-foot Pearl Street Warehouse will feature live music with an emphasis on Americana, rock, country, blues, roots, alt-country and bluegrass bands. The venue has enough room to fit 150 people seated or 300 people standing. The owners promise to spotlight a wide range of acts, from local and regional talent to big-named headliners.

Besides music, Pearl Street Warehouse will offer up an all-American dining menu featuring classic comfort food and cocktails.

“Pearl Street Warehouse is our ode to some of the great music venues of D.C.’s past,” said Pearl Street Warehouse and Cantina Marina co-owner Bruce A. Gates. “We’re building the venue that D.C. needs, and a place where we want to go every night: an authentic experience where the music is the focus and the atmosphere is one that is genuine and comfortable.”

The announcement comes shortly after the owners of 9:30 Club, production company I.M.P., announced its 6,000-capacity venue that is also slated to open this fall at the Wharf.