Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 2017 Bloomingdale Bites column featuring Boundary Stone, Unified Scene Theater and DC Water

Click on the link to read the entire Bloomingdale Bites column from the July 2017 MidCityDCNews newspaper.

Sorry for this tardy posting here at the blog.  Much thanks to Taylor Barden Golden.  

By Taylor Barden Golden

Boundary Stone’s Songs of Summer
The Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave. NW) has expanded its musical footprint and launched the 100% Summer Session Concert Series. While Monday is still reserved for open mic night, the venue has added events on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer, and plans to continue in the fall. Each Saturday will see a different concert featuring local and regional bands. On Wednesday, owner Colin McDonough plans to mix it up with music education programs and documentary showings.
“Once we expanded, we knew we wanted to put the music front and center,” McDonough explains. “This is just formalizing what we’ve been trying to do all along.” That focus on the music translates into a top-of-the-line sound system and infrastructure designed by Scott Stark. Live performances are also streamed on the TVs in the bar on the other side of the large, half-split room.

McDonough remembers a time when the neighborhood was begging for a watering hole of any kind. Nowadays, the proprietors of new local establishments need to try and fill a void in the market (read: Truxton Inn and high-end cocktails). Boundary Stone has continued to expand its offerings to the ever-changing community. Now neighbors can say they live within walking distance of not only great restaurants and bars, but a rocking live music venue.
Boundary Stone has partnered with DC Brau to sponsor the series, and plans to release a 100% Summer Session IPA that will be available for $4 at concerts, as well as other DC Brau beers. Every event is free to attend. The series kicked off on July 21 with a performance by singer/songwriter Andy Shea, featuring Reed Appleseed.

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