Time on your hands, Tommy? Visit the Wharf Concerts

Photo by Natalia Janetti
Thursday afternoon concert at the Southwest waterfront
Thursday afternoon concert at the Southwest waterfront

As the newly irritated councilmember heading up the D.C. Parks and Recreation Committee, Tommy Wells might want to bike over to the wharf pavilion off Maine Avenue to take in the late afternoon jazz, blues and rhythm concerts. On Thursday, the concerts are from 5-8 and on Fridays 6 pm to 8 pm.  It’s a civil way to relax among Ward 6 constituents and boat owners, and even build up some now-diluted political muscle for a possible run for mayor in a few years.

There’s lots of shade at the umbrella-topped tables and lawn chairs under the trees to discuss the slings and arrows of politics in DC.  Local produce is sold at an outdoor market, and plenty of hot dogs, BBQ, ice cream, wine, beer and lemonade.  The SW waterfront, represented in the council by Wells, is destined to be overhauled with developments of modern hotels, restaurants, high-rise living and a refurbished dock, among other structures.

In the meantime, it’s a nifty place to chill out.  Or, jaw-bone a bit.  It’s not an official D.C. park -- but close enough.

  

    As the newly irritated Councilmember heading up the D.C. Parks and Recreation Committee, Tommy Wells might want to bike over to the wharf pavilion off Maine Avenue to take in the late afternoon jazz, blues and rhythm concerts. On Thursday, the concerts are from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and on Fridays 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  It’s a civil way to relax among Ward 6 constituents and boat owners, and, who knows, even build the fan base for...a run for mayor in a few years?

There’s lots of shade at the umbrella-topped tables and lawn chairs under the trees to discuss the dramatic turns of politics.  Local produce is sold at an outdoor market, and plenty of hot dogs, BBQ, ice cream, wine, beer and lemonade.  The Southwest waterfront, represented in the council by Wells, is destined to be overhauled with developments of modern hotels, restaurants, high-rise living and a refurbished dock, among other structures.

In the meantime, it’s a nifty place to chill out.  Or, jawbone a bit.  It’s not an official D.C. park -- but close enough.

 

 

  

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David Dunning

Look....a jazz venue in your neighborhood. Well kinda. It's near the WATER and It's right next to the Team Tennis stadium. Going on Thursday, come if you are in town.
We're are asking Mark Ein if he'll let us start neighborhood team tennis at the facility when the Kastle's season is over!!!!