Please see the press release below from NoMa BID about their free summer concerts. Only a short ride down the Met Branch Trail from Edgewood.
For immediate release
News media contact: Rachel Davis
Rhythm in NoMa Expands to 2 Locations, 20 Weeks
Washington, D.C., April 25, 2011 – Get ready to groove to the music, as NoMa’s concert series has grown to two locations and 20 weeks. Rhythm in NoMa is a free lunch-time concert series featuring a variety of local musicians and styles – from blues to reggae, and top 40s hits to smooth Motown favorites. This year, concerts take place in two locations: New York Avenue Metro Plaza at Second and N Streets, NE, on Thursdays, and Union Center Plaza at 810 First Street, NE, on Fridays.
Buy lunch at one of NoMa’s local retailers, and enjoy the live music while you eat. All concerts are free, running from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Concerts, New York Avenue Metro Plaza, Second & N Streets, NE
May 12, 2011, Quiet Fire (Soul)
May 19, 2011, Sam'O (Reggae/Caribbean)
May 26, 2011, Sin Miedo (Salsa)
June 2, 2011, Johnny Artis (R&B)
June 9, 2011, Monster Band (Funk/Dance)
June 16, 2011, Liz Briones (Jazz)
June 23, 2011, Jimi Smooth & the Hittime (Motown)
June 30, 2011, Ten Feet Tall (Funk)
July 7, 2011, John Stone (Reggae)
July 14, 2011, Kelly Bell (Phat Blues)
July 21, 2011, Salsaley Orquestra (Salsa)
July 28, 2011, FrameWerk (R&B)
August 4, 2011, N2N (Soul)
August 11, 2011, Monster Band (Funk/Dance)
Friday Concerts (Acoustic), Union Center Plaza, 810 First Street, NE
June 3, 2011, Liz Briones (Jazz)
June 10, 2011, Johnny Artis (Blues)
June 17, 2011 Miguel Aubertin (Reggae)
June 24, 2011 Raddy & the Cats (Jazz/R&B)
July 1, 2011 Joe Daniels (Soul)
July 8, 2011Paul Pfau (Blues)
Rhythm in NoMa is organized by the NoMa BID; sponsored by the Union Station Business Center; and managed by Last Call Entertainment.
Many thanks to the property owners who host the concerts: Courtyard by Marriott, Au Bon Pain, Lincoln Property Company, Akridge, Union Center Plaza Management Corp., and G&R Management Company. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, private developers have invested more than $3 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. In 2010, more than 6,000 people moved into NoMa to live or work; and eight new retailers opened for business. NoMa has 15 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and six Capital Bikeshare stations. For more information about NoMa, visit http://www.nomabid.org/ and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.
Rachel L. Davis, LEED AP
Marketing & Events Manager
NoMa Business Improvement District
1200 First Street NE, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20002