Home for the Holidays...Back to the Caverns! New Line Up Featured!

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Up & Up Open Mic
Join us each and everyTuesday for a lyrical showcase, open microphone and jam session featuring local artists and musicians.
Happy Hour
6p - 8p
Drink Specials
$5 Food Menu
Show Starts
@ 8:30p
Free B4 8p


Wednesday Verses
Poetry & passion featuring some of DC's most progressive voices. Get over that hump on Wednesdays with the Verses crew.
Weekly Event
Doors @ 6p $7 all nite
Afro Bop Alliance
ft. Alex Brown &
Alex Norris
Fri Nov 27th &
Sat Nov 28th
8:30p & 10:30p
A regular favorite at the Caverns, we are proud to bring back the exciting Latin sounds of Grammy award winning Afro Bop Alliance! These talented musicians always thrill audiences with their infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings and improvisational flights...and when we say thrill - we mean it!

Don't miss a beat this holiday weekend! See you in the Cave.
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Chad Carter
December 3rd | 2 shows
8:00p & 10:00p, doors at 7p
A Washington DC native, CHAD CARTER developed an interest and appreciation for music at an early age, beginning his musical training and education as a member of the D.C. Youth Orchestra playing the viola. Referred to as a Jazz vocalist reminiscent of the Ellington and Basie Era, for those of you who appreciate some serious sangin', you will particularly enjoy the Jazz standards shared on his second and most recent CD, I GOT UP! which has just been released in 2009.

No stranger to the heart of DC Jazz, Bohemian Caverns presents the smooth stylings of Chad Carter for one special nite only!

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BC Special Feature:
Heidi Martin
Fri. Dec 5th & Sat. Dec 6th
8:30p & 10:30p
Washington's own soulful jazz vocalist/songwriter Heidi Martin returns to the Bohemian Caverns. Ms. Martin studied music with a focus on jazz improvisation at the University of Washington D.C. before making a name for herself performing in some of New York's most famous jazz venues. She would later return to D.C. to bless Washingtonians with her distinguishable vocal presence. The musical stylings of Heidi Martin promise a very special performance not to be missed.
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Thurs, 12.10

"A jazzy chanteuse with the pop sensibilities in the vein of Cassandra Wilson and Anita Baker, Changamiré has it all,immaculate phrasing, tastefully restrained vibrato, a taste of honey in her tones" -- Starpolish.com

Inspired by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, Dakota Staton and Nina Simone, and under the musical leadership of Glenn Turner, Ronnie Wells and Charlie Hampton, Changamiré was bound for success. In the 1990s, Changamiré began recording her critically acclaimed debut CD, Only Human. Only Human received extensive press, including the Washington Post naming it one of "the most satisfying releases by area artists in 2001". Please join us for a very special and intimate performance by Changamiré. Buy your tickets early!

Buy Advance Tickets | One show only!!!

Coming Soon

WPFW Presents:
Soul Conversations LIVE

Friday, Dec 18th 11p - 1p | Bringing you Soul, Nu-Jazz, Organic Soul and more GOOD music live and direct from the Caverns to the airwaves. Live interviews, live insights and free of charge..now that's live. Come see what the buzz is about.

As always our full dinner menu will be available during performances. Dress attire is upscale casual (no athletic wear) and, although it is recommended, tickets do not have to be pre-purchased, the cover can be paid at the door prior if the show is not sold out.

Please call with any questions 202-299-0800. We'll see you soon!


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