The Cellar Door Tribute and Reunion Concert
The After Dark Fund, Newmyer Flyer Presents: at The Hamilton Live
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM | SHOW BEGINS 8:00 PM
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THE AFTER DARK FUND & NEWMYER FLYER PRESENT
A CELLARDOOR TRIBUTE & REUNION CONCERT
PERFORMANCES BY - JON CARROLL, BILL DANOFF, OWEN DANOFF, SWITCHBLADE REUNION, ERIC SCOTT, SHIRLETA SETTLES,JENNY LANGER, HICKORY WIND, LINWOOD TAYLOR, DAVE CHAPPELL BAND, AKUA ALLRICH, TOM LOFGREN, KENNEDY WRIGHT, LEN JAFFE, SARA CURTIN, RON HOLLOWAY, DEREN BLESSMAN,MIKE TONY ECHOLS, & more
The Cellar Door was an iconic and beloved club in Georgetown that between 1963-82 presented the best in folk, blues, rock, jazz, comedy and anything else that was making waves. Despite having only about 150 seats. some of the artists who performed there loved it so much they returned several times a year while others (Miles Davis, Neil Young, The Seldom Scene) recorded live albums there. In 1979 the club made the news when guitarists George Thorogood and Jimmy Thackeray of The Nighthawks who were performing at the Cellar Door and Desperados across the street, met in the middle of M Street with the assistance of 100 foot guitar cables for a fabled guitar duel in the street. Others such as the Starland Vocal Band featuring Bill Danoff and Jon Carroll established themselves performing at the Cellar Door. This show will feature performances by artists who regularly performed at The Cellar Door and by others who will be paying tribute to some of the most popular stars of The Cellar Door such as Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, BB King, Les McCann, Judy Collins, Donal Leace and others.
About the After Dark Fund and Newmyer Flyer
Local TV Reporter Mark Segraves’ father John Segraves was a music critic for the Washington Star newspaper, penning the After Dark column for nearly two decades. Segraves wrote several hundred reviews of Cellar Door shows going back to the 1960’s and 70’s and would often take Mark along to the shows.
In 2018 Mark created the After Dark Fund, a grass roots organization that raises money to help local musicians in need by producing concerts. Through the course of the pandemic The After Dark Fund distributed thousands of dollars to local musicians and venue support staff who were out of work.
Ron Newmyer is the co-founder of Band House Gigs and started a 2nd concert production company, Newmyer Flyer in 2013 to pay tribute to important musical artists, albums and eras. Newmyer Flyer and Band House Gigs shows have performed to sold out audiences at Strathmore, The Fillmore, The Hamilton and The Warner Theater since 2004.