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Rhodes Tavern Troubadours

2001 winners of a Washington Area Music Association’s “Wammie,” the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours are a post pop and roots band named for DC’s famed Rhodes Tavern. The tavern was DC’s premier honky-tonk. Built in 1799 it was turned into a tavern in 1801 and served as Washington’s first “town hall.” After surviving the British burning of DC in 1814, the old tavern took on many roles, including the National Press Club and the Washington Stock Exchange. Witness to every inaugural parade from Thomas Jefferson to Ronald Reagan, the tavern was razed in 1984.

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