Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Uncle Sam Jam Coming to the SW Waterfront

I've been meaning to post this for weeks now, but better late than never! Get ready for a big crowd to descend on the Southwest Waterfront on the 4th of July from 3-10 pm because there will be a large festival taking place called The Uncle Sam Jam. There will be four party areas and stages surrounding Zanzibar and Hogate's, with five bands, including Soul Asylum, Virginia Coalition, Full Effect, Back to Zero, and Mike Leverone Duo. In addition, there will be six DJs, including Flounder's Mash Ups, DJ Chris Styles, DJ Maskell, DJ Image, Chris Avalos, and DJ Ramzy. Food will be provided by Famous Dave's BBQ and DC Slices. General Admission tickets are currently $15 and VIP tickets are $50, but prices will increase closer to the event.


Anonymous said...

Yuck. Time to head to the shore.

Lawrence Impett said...

You have to wonder how much input the residents of Southwest had in planning this 'event'.

Let's take a poll as to how many days (or weeks) it will take before all the trash and litter is picked up from our SW waterfront. I'm not counting on the city to lend a hand.

Anonymous said...

This is just another example of the District allowing itself to be treated as (take your pick) an amusement park/fairground/racetrack with no regard for the people who live and work in it.

That being said, I've always found the NPS, or whomever is in charge of these things, very prompt and thorough in their after-event cleanup efforts.

Anonymous said...

This is extremely ironic considering how two weeks ago at Cantina Marina I said how I was pissed I missed Soul Asylum's free show at the Rockville festival and BOOM, here they are. $15 is a little steep for just one band (and Soul Asylum, especially), but hey, it's in the neighborhood. I will at least be going for SA.

I wonder if the DJs are any good.

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Anonymous said...

As of today, there is still trash from July 4th piled around the bins in the duck pond park at 6th and Eye.