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Coming in October, The Anthem will be DC’s newest concert venue

| January 24, 2017, 02:52 PM

I.M.P., the independent concert promotions and production company that owns the 9:30 Club, reveals today the long-awaited name of its new venue: The Anthem. The $60 million concert venue is part of The Wharf, the Southwest Waterfront development by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette. 


Opening its doors for the first time October 12, 2017, and just blocks from the National Mall, The Anthem will have a flexible capacity of anywhere from 2,500 to a maximum of 6,000, with numerous seated and general admission configurations. It accomplishes this as the 9:30 Club does, via a moveable stage and backdrop, virtually undetectable from one capacity to another. 

The venue’s website will be

I.M.P. has appointed Dori Armor as The Anthem’s general manager.  She will run the day-to-day operations for the venue, oversee the staff, work with promoters and rentals, and represent the venue with local arts organizations. Armor spent 30 years in the music industry as an agent, artist manager, venue manager, programmer, presenter, and producer with The Touring Artists Group, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway Across America, and most recently as V.P. of Artists and Touring at IMG Artists.  

The WharfMelanie Cantwell, I.M.P. veteran and talent buyer for the 9:30 Club and the Lincoln Theatre, has been named to book The Anthem.

 The Wharf is a $2 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront development located on the Washington Channel. Situated along the District of Columbia’s Southwest Waterfront, The Wharf is adjacent to the National Mall with a development area that stretches nearly one mile, across 24 acres of land and 50 acres of water from the Municipal Fish Market to Fort McNair. When complete, it will feature more than three million square feet of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, marina, and public uses including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks. The first phase of The Wharf will open on October 12, 2017. More information about The Wharf is available at

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