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CELEBRATE THE AMBASSADOR THEATRE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Songbyrd and Friends of the Ambassador Theatre Present
All Ages


DOORS: 12:00 PM // SHOW: 1:00 PM

Free!
FREE RSVP!

 

On Saturday, October 28, come honor the 50th anniversary of DC’s legendary Ambassador Theater, the psychedelic dance hall in Adams Morgan that played host in 1967 to Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Moby Grape, The Hollies, John Lee Hooker, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Vanilla Fudge, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and more, including local bands Crystal Mesh, Fallen Angels and Mosaic Virus among others. The Ambassador was known for its total immersion light show The Psychedelic Power and Light Company, and was also one of the staging points for the March on the Pentagon, with Norman Mailer rallying protestors from the stage, days beforehand.

There’ll be concert posters, photos, newspaper clippings on display, and a chance to be part of a 50th anniversary reunion—whether old friends who were there and made it happen, meeting again to reminisce, or anyone curious who wants to learn about this unique time in DC history—it’s free admission and open to all.

Spend the afternoon with us, or drop by when you can, anytime between 1-4PM, at Songbyrd, the former Showboat Lounge, 2477 18th Street, NW, directly across the street from where the Ambassador stood.

The restaurant, cafe and record shop will be open, and appropriate soundtrack will be spun live by DJ Nitekrawler, aka Kevin Coombe of http://www.dcsoulrecordings.com/


Keep in touch on email, or on the Friends of the Ambassador Theater page https://www.facebook.com/groups/283328781856036/

Thanks and looking forward to a 50th anniversary celebration of this important piece of Washington DC history.

Contacts:

Jeff Krulik and Mark Opsasnick
202-744-7492

jeff@jeffkrulik.com