The 9:30 Club’s parent company I.M.P. Productions, has just announced the opening of a new Washington D.C. venue, the Anthem, a $60 million concert venue with a flexible capacity ranging from 6,000 to 2,500 featuring a moveable stage and backdrop. The club is part of The Wharf, a $2 billion development located on the city’s Southwest waterfront.

Dori Armor was named The Anthem’s general manager and will run day-to-day operations for the venue slated to open on Oct. 12, 2017. Armor spent 30 years in the music business working for 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.

Melanie Cantwell, a veteran talent buyer for the 9:30 Club and IMP’s Lincoln Theatre, has been named new club’s booker.

Read more on the story here. If you’re not familiar, you can also check out pics from the new Wharf DC waterfront below.

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