Fort Reno Show Announced
We finally know when Fort Reno is starting: Thursday, June 15.
We finally know who's kicking off the legendary summer concert series: Gist, with support from Diacritical and our favorite local band, TBA (who somehow usually manages to get on four or five Fort Reno shows a year, if last year's schedule is anything to go by).
And that's it.
Organizers have posted info about opening night on their Web site,
www.fortreno.org, www.fortreno.com, but the rest of the schedule is strictly TBA -- oh, wait. They're playing on opening night.
We've heard rumors of a Georgie James headlining show later this summer, and we'd expect to see the Evens, Metropolitan, Monopoli, French Kicks and others return from last year's successful series. We're also hoping that the bookers will build on Head-Roc's midsummer appearance last year and diversify the lineup beyond the indie rock and punk that Fort Reno does so well.
No matter who's playing, Fort Reno provides lots of happy memories: Seeing Fugazi too many times to mention (including the infamous "I saw you eating ice cream" incident), Q and Not U's final performance last year, the weird juxtaposition of hardcore bands playing and toddlers running around on the hills behind the stage.
As a reminder, the concerts begin at 7:15 and end at 9:30, and are held in the grassy lawn across from Wilson High School; the Tenleytown Metro station is very close. You're welcome to bring a blanket, a picnic, kids and dogs, but leave the glass bottles and alcohol at home.
May 26 Update: With a little "sleuthing," we've found a few more dates for your summer calendar. More will be on the way soon.
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