DC's Fort Reno Concert Series: The Official 2009 Line-Up

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Renowned for annually featuring the best of DC punk, post-punk and indie rock, the free outdoor concerts at Tenleytown‘s Fort Reno Park are something of a summertime tradition here in Washington and, after weeks of waiting, we’re pleased to announce that the festival’s organizers have gone live with the final (well, sort of) schedule for this year’s shows.

As always, each show kicks-off at 7:15 pm and wraps up by 9:30. The driving force behind the annual series is Amanda MacKaye, sister of Minor Threat/Fugazi/Evens member and de facto founder of the StraightXEdge movement, Ian MacKaye. In keeping with that ethos, “glass bottles, alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited at all times.”

But, hey, it is a public park and right next to a school, Wilson High, after all, so we can live with it. And pets are welcome in lieu of any illicit substances.

Here’s the tentative schedule, care of www.fortreno.com:

Monday, June 22nd
Pash, Funk Ark, The Sweater Set

Thursday, June 25th
The Electricutions, Meow vs. Meow, Noon:30

Monday, June 29th
Cigarbox Planetarium, Small Doses, Batala

Thursday, July 2nd
Caverns, The Aerialist, TBA

Monday, July 6th
Go Home Robot, Sea Monsters, Power Pirate

Thursday, July 9th
TBA, Imperial China, FFFever

Monday, July 13th
Poor But Sexy, Laura Zax, The Formers

Thursday, July 16th
Godisheus, Girl Loves Distortion, Laughing Man

Monday, July 20th
Meredith Bragg, Hey Arbore, TBA

Thursday, July 23rd – Night of a Thousand Cakes!

Soft Power, Benjy Ferree, TBA

Monday, July 27th
TBA, Stoney Lonesome, Pree

Thursday, July 30th – Last show of the season!
Title Tracks, Casper Bangs, Grendel Babies

For info on more free concerts in the Washington, DC area, check out CultureMob‘s rundown of the Capitol Riverfront Concert Series next to Nationals Park here, as well as our interview with DC’s own (and Caverns compadres) Solar Powered Sun Destroyer.

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