Contrary to popular belief, blues music doesn't take its name from its melancholy lyrics, but from the color its musicians' faces turn after they forget to pause for air and pass out in their Cool Blue Gatorade. Show your appreciation for this breathless American art form with today's Groupon: for $36, you get a ticket to dinner and a show by Buster Williams at Blues Alley (up to a $72.60 value; tax, service, and gratuity fees included). Choose from six performances:
- Thursday, February 24 at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, February 24 at 10 p.m.
- Friday, February 25 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 25 at 10 p.m.
- Sunday, February 27 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 27 at 10 p.m.
Founded in 1965 , this DC institution hosts some of the finest jazz and blues musicians in a historic supper-club setting. Settle in for a night of sensory satisfaction with a full dinner (regular menu only available at the 8 p.m. show) of Creole favorites, including your choice of entree, such as baked salmon ($23.75), pasta with pesto and roasted red peppers ($19), and crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp ($23.50), with a strumbola of salad ($5) and soda ($3.50).
Jazz aficionados who attend the 10 p.m. show can choose any entree from the late-fare menu, which features blackened-fish sandwiches ($10.50) and chicken fingers ($8.75). Stomachs will achieve satisfaction as ears imbibe the smooth sounds of Buster Williams, the legendary jazz musician who has played, recorded, and collaborated with celebrated artists such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Wynton Marsalis, and Count Basie.
This Groupon cannot be used for the filet mignon entree, bottled water, or alcoholic beverages.
Fifty-six Yelpers give Blues Alley an average of 4.5 stars:
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
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