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History

 

Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest continuing jazz supper club, having showcased internationally renowned concert hall artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy in a small intimate setting. 

Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers its patrons a unique ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920's and 30's.

Open seven days a week, Blues Alley specializes in authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes (Dinner served from 6:00 pm). Blues Alley has designed several discounted packages available to groups of twelve or more, and can accommodate up to one hundred and twenty five for dinner and show.

 

Age Limit

Blues Alley is an All Ages Venue.  However, we recommend children to be at least 10 years old, to be mature enough to not interrupt other patrons or disturb the show.  If you are bringing a young child, we would request an advance phone call to make the staff aware.  Thank you.

 

Minimum Purchase Requirement

There is a $15 food or beverage minimum per person per show

 

Seating Policy

  • Seating is first come first serve with some exceptions, restrictions and rules apply. 

  • Doors open at 6 PM and the earliest is 8:45 PM for the second show unless otherwise posted. 

  • If you want to sit with others who have purchased tickets separately please call the club directly. Please keep in mind seating is on a first come first serve basis, we will try to accommodate you if we can however it is not always possible.

  • Bar seats are first come as well 

  • A limited number of student tickets are available for half price with valid student ID. This applies to shows Sunday thru Thursday at 9 pm on a first come first served basis. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.

 

Tickets

  • Tickets are sold online only via our website bluesalley.com through instantseats, over the phone (202) 337-4141 or in person at the box office from 11 am to 5 pm. 

  • There is a $7.00 processing fee per ticket

  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL & NON REFUNDABLE

  • No need to bring printed tickets, make note of your confirmation number and give your name at the door or use your email on a smartphone or like device.

Tour Groups 

  • There are no discounts on tickets no matter the group size 

  • Blues Alley does have dinner/show packages available for 12 or more with set menus that discount the food. Contact the club directly for more info 

 

Dress Code

  • There is no official dress code, most dress business casual

 

What Else You Should Know

  • Blues Alley is a listening club. Please keep voices to a whisper and conversations to a minimum during the performance 

  • All must be seated during the performance

  • No audio recording 

  • No video recording

  • No Cameras 

  • No Smoking anywhere in the building

 

For Our Disabled Patrons

  • Performance area is accessible and on street level

  • Restrooms are located on the second floor with stair access only

  • If you are in a wheelchair please call the club so we can hold specific space to accommodate the chair

Preferred Hotels

 

The Graham Hotel (Georgetown) Contact: Susana Espinoza 202.625.5409

https://www.thegrahamgeorgetown.com/

Georgetown Inn (Georgetown) Contact: Michael Winberg mwinberg@yourdchotels.com

https://www.georgetowninn.com/

Arlington Courts (Virginia) Contact: Priscilla Dietrick 703.247.1003

https://www.arlingtoncourthotel.com

Washington Hilton (Dupont Circle) Contact: Denise Kee 202.304.7208

https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/dcawhhh-washington-hilton/

Glover Park (Georgetown) Contact: Susana Espinoza 202.625.5409

https://www.gloverparkhotel.com
 

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