Black Cat is a live music venue committed to bringing you the best in local, national, and international independent and alternative music. We are located at 1811 14th St. NW in the heart of the historic U St. district in Washington, DC.upcoming shows and events, a look inside our no-cover Red Room bar and Concert Rooms, Food for Thought Cafe, a brief history of the club, directions, and booking information.-->
The Black Cat has been bringing you the best in live independent music since it opened in the fall of 1993.
In the early ‘90s, DC suffered from a lack of good concert venues, especially spaces that catered to the area’s underground music scene. Hoping to revive the tradition of independent music in Washington, a group of investors (most of them musicians) opened the Black Cat in September 1993. Among the first bands to play were the Fall, Rancid, Morphine, Stereolab, Slant 6 and 9353. Since opening its doors, the Black Cat has been a home for local and national talent, thereby playing its own part in the explosion of indie rock that marked the last decade.
Located in the heart of the historic U Street Corridor, the Black Cat has seen some remarkable changes as the neighborhood has transformed around it. Once the hub of an active and exciting music scene in DC's jazz age, the U Street Corridor fell on hard times beginning with the '68 riots and continuing through a period of urban neglect that spanned the ‘..
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