Venues

We’ll be serving up the sweetest blues music and most mouth-watering BBQ at these fine venues in and around Washington, DC! Scroll down to see all the details on all the venues, including great photos! We are super excited that many more of our venues are accessible by public transit this year; see “transit notes” for the best ways to get to each venue.


Thursday Night Dance: The Back Room at Glen Echo Park

7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD‎ 20812

The Back Room, or Ballroom Annex, adjacent to the historic Spanish Ballroom, is a recently renovated, climate-controlled space with beautiful maple wood floors. This is the site of our regular weekly Thursday blues dance!

Transit Notes: Glen Echo Park is most easily accessed via a car–ride with a friend! Parking is free. However, you can get there via public transit if need be; see our Thursday night dance page for more details.

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Friday Main Dance: The Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park

7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD‎ 20812

The Bumper Car Pavilion was built in 1923 as a cornerstone attraction of Glen Echo Park during the amusement Park era. With great views of the Park, this versatile facility is a unique setting for a real special Sunday night dance!

Transit Notes: Glen Echo Park is most easily accessed via a car–ride with a friend! Parking is free. However, you can get there via public transit if need be; see our Thursday night dance page for more details.


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Friday Late Night: Capital Ballroom

7800 Wisconsin Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814

Capital Ballroom (previously known as DuShor Dance Studio), is our site for the Friday Late Night dance. It’s across the street from a great dinner, though you won’t need to go there, because we’ll serve you a full meal right in the ballroom at midnight!

Transit Notes: It’s only a few blocks north of Bethesda Metro Station, however, the metro closes at midnight. Parking is available on the street or in the nearby parking garage; parking is free after 10pm.

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Saturday Picnic: Bannockburn Community Club

6314 Bannockburn Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817

Bannockburn Community features a lovely clubhouse, park, and ballroom, all walking distance from Glen Echo. Come hang out with us! Walk over to Glen Echo for the Washington Folk Festival!

Parking is going to be limited at Bannockburn and we’ll do our best to fit everyone. Consider carpooling!
Or consider using the FSGW Washington Folk Festival’s free shuttle from Friendship Heights: GEICO is providing satellite parking at the GEICO campus in Friendship Heights, MD. GEICO is located just two blocks west of the Friendship Heights Metro Station, on Western Avenue. The Festival provides free continuously running shuttle buses to and from the festival site from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm. 

Bannockburn, like Glen Echo, is most easily accessed via a car–ride with a friend! Parking is free. However, you can get there via public transit in the afternoon; see our Thursday night dance page for more details.

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Saturday Main Dance:  The Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD‎ 20812

The Spanish Ballroom is a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a glamorous venue with a fabulous maple wood floor that we just love dancing in. You won’t find another place like it, and you won’t forget dancing there for a long time to come!
Transit Notes: Glen Echo Park is most easily accessed via a car–ride with a friend! Parking is free. However, you can get there via public transit if need be; see our Thursday night dance page for more details.
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Saturday Late Night: Salsa with Silvia

3232 Georgia Ave, Washington, DC 20010

Salsa with Silvia is a new dance studio that is home of DC’s monthly fusion dance, and has hosted great blues dances as well. We’ll serve you a great hot meal, followed my a night of red hot dancing!
Transit Notes: It’s walking distance from the Georgia Ave Petworth metro, though the metro will close at midnight. The 70 bus line continues to stop right out front. There is ample street parking.

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Sunday Afternoon BBQ Picnic: Norwood Park

4700 Norwood Drive, Bethesda, MD 20815

Norwood Park, just south of the Bethesda Metro Station, was the site of our picnics last year, and we’re excited to return for our brand new desert comp and traditional catered BBQ! And they have a nice indoor room for those of you who can’t get enough dancing.

Transit Notes: Norwood is south of Bethesda metro station–walk, or take the free Bethesda Circulator. Norwood also has ample free parking.

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Sunday Main Dance: Chevy Chase Ballroom

5207 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20015

Chevy Chase ballroom has been the site of many a great social dance and we’re excited to be back there again on the Sunday night!

Transit Notes: Norwood is two blocks of Friendship Heights metro station,though the last train headed south will depart at 11:50pm. Street parking is free on Sundays.


Sunday Late Night: House Party