Georgetown Nightlife Remembered

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"Last Call: The Bayou, Cellar Door and Georgetown Nightlife." Courtesy D.C. Public Library.

There are many ways to recount Georgetown’s history. One of the more lively approaches is to gather some persons of a certain age, whether those of the baby boom generation or not, and swap stories about the late night scenes along Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. Tales might involve bar hopping, disco dancing, lining up at music clubs, concert crowds or stylish restaurants.

Tomorrow evening, April 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Georgetown Public Library at 3260 R St. NW, one of Georgetown’s coolest times will be recalled with “Last Call; The Bayou, Cellar Door and Georgetown Nightlife.”

The D.C. Public Library’s Special Collections Archivist Ray Barker will lead a panel discussion of the histories, stories and insights around Georgetown’s great venue spaces of the 1960s and 1970s. Panelists include:
• Mike Tramonte: The Bayou
• Bill Scanlan: MTITV, filmmaker of “The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint”
• Richard Harrington: music critic, the Washington Post
• Michael O’Harro: Tramp’s and Champions
• Cerphe Colwell: musicplanetradio.com

A portion of the discussion will be dedicated to remembering Jack Boyle, owner of the Cellar Door, who died last year. The event will also feature a film screening of “The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint” (30 min.).

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