Best of Falls Church

Best of Falls Church: Best Live Music Venue

Perhaps more than any one other institution, the renovated State Theatre, one of the Washington, D.C. region’s premiere live music venues, has put the City of Falls Church on the map, offering year-round concert offerings bring some of the most popular bands and shows befitting a venue of its size.

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THE STATE THEATRE is not only the top spot for live music in Falls Church, but it’s one of the premiere venues in the D.C. area. (Photo: Megan Strange)

Winner: The State Theatre • 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church

Perhaps more than any one other institution, the renovated State Theatre, one of the Washington, D.C. region’s premiere live music venues, has put the City of Falls Church on the map, offering year-round concert offerings bring some of the most popular bands and shows befitting a venue of its size.

Since acquiring and renovating the old, statuesque 1930s movie house in the mid-1990s, owner Tom Carter teamed with partner David Steinberg to undertake an arduous renovation that has stood the test of more than a decade of success. Carter has carried on the business following the untimely death of Steinberg only a couple years after opening. Sell outs are not uncommon there, especially for the uber-popular Legwarmers but also for nationally-renowned cover bands like The Machine (Pink Floyd), the Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead), Soft Parade (The Doors) and original performers like Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Pete Seeger and Hanson and many others.

The last four years, The State Theatre has played host to the Washington Area Music Association’s annual “Wammy Awards” ceremonies, bringing the best of locally-generated music groups and their admirers to the City. Packed houses have usually brought their appetites to other restaurants in the City, as well.

 


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