I.M.P. Reveals Name Of Its New Venue In Downtown D.C. Appoints General Manager Announces Opening Night

I.M.P. Reveals Name Of Its New Venue In Downtown D.C. Appoints General Manager Announces Opening Night Featured

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 24, 2017 –I.M.P., the independent concert promotions and production company that owns the 9:30 Club, reveals today the long-awaited name of its new venue: The Anthem. The $60 million concert venue is part of The Wharf, the Southwest Waterfront development by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette. Opening its doors for the first time October 12, 2017, and just blocks from the National Mall, The Anthem will have a flexible capacity of anywhere from 2,500 to a maximum of 6,000, with numerous seated and general admission configurations. It accomplishes this as the 9:30 Club does, via a moveable stage and backdrop, virtually undetectable from one capacity to another.

The venue’s website will be theanthemdc.com.

I.M.P. has appointed Dori Armor as The Anthem’s general manager. She will run the day-to-day operations for the venue, oversee the staff, work with promoters and rentals, and represent the venue with local arts organizations. Armor spent 30 years in the music industry as an agent, artist manager, venue manager, programmer, presenter, and producer with 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, I.M.P. veteran and talent buyer for the 9:30 Club and the Lincoln Theatre, has been named to book The Anthem.

About The Wharf

The Wharf is a $2 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront development located on the Washington Channel. Situated along the District of Columbia's Southwest Waterfront, The Wharf is adjacent to the National Mall with a development area that stretches nearly one mile, across 24 acres of land and 50 acres of water from the Municipal Fish Market to Fort McNair. When complete, it will feature more than three million square feet of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, marina, and public uses including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks.

The Wharf is a development by Hoffman-Madison Waterfront. The Wharf development team is led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette and also includes ER Bacon Development, City Partners, Paramount Development and Triden Development. The first phase of The Wharf will open on October 12, 2017. More information about The Wharf is available at www.wharfdc.com.

About I.M.P.

Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is a Bethesda, Md.-based concert promoter and event production company. In addition to launching the Virgin Festival in the U.S. and Preakness InField Fest and programming and producing the Sweetlife Festival, the principals at I.M.P. own Washington D.C.'s legendary 9:30 Club, named the Top Club by Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pollstar, renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting edge live music of all varieties. I.M.P. also programs and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. and the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The Anthem is the company’s new 6,000 person capacity venue, which will open October of 2017 on the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, D.C. Over the last 36 years, I.M.P. and the 9:30 Club have put on nearly 17,000 events, hosting millions of music fans.

Audrey Fix Schaefer Communications Director I.M.P. 9:30 Club • Lincoln Theatre “Live At 9:30"

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