Georgetown Nightlife Remembered

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:

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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