The Club at Studio K opens at The Kennedy Center

This week, the Kennedy Center introduces audiences to the Club at Studio K, a cabaret-style lounge showcasing world-class culture-makers in an up-close-and-personal setting. Situated within the REACH—the Kennedy Center’s new campus expansion—the Club at Studio K is an annual program that will run January through April, with performances on most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. An event calendar is below and online at http://tkc.co/CLUBATSTUDIOK.

The Club at Studio K pairs a club experience with performances by local talent and national headliners spanning comedy, hip hop, new music, contemporary music, jazz, and more. The Club opens this Thursday with comedian Martin Amini, the hometown comedian making national waves.

Friday features Hip Hop Culture Council member and legendary DJ Bobbito García, along with Stretch Armstrong and an elite group of musicians, celebrating the release of their debut album Stretch and Bobbito + the M19s Band: “No Requests,” followed by a free dance party with special guest DJ Rich Medina. Opening weekend closes Saturday evening with two sold-out shows by acclaimed jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn.

With just 250 seats, the Club at Studio K features four-seat café tables, high-top tables, sofas, bar stools, and textiles. The Club is designed in consultation with interior designer Vicente Wolf of Vicente Wolf Associates, with additional production design by Paul Tate DePoo III.

Doors will open one hour prior to show time for most 7:30 pm performances. Food and beverages will be available for purchase prior to and during performances, with additional food and beverage options offered within the REACH Welcome Pavilion prior to 9:30 pm shows.

Doors open one hour prior to 7:30 pm performances unless otherwise stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Dates Show Series
January 16, 2020

7:30 pm

Martin Amini Comedy
January 17, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

 

 

9:30pm

 

Stretch and Bobbito + the M19s Band:

“No Requests” Album Release Concert

 

“No Requests” After-Party (FREE)

Hip Hop
January 18, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

Jazzmeia Horn Jazz
January 23, 2020

7:30 pm

Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet: The Karma Suite Jazz
January 24, 2020

7:30 pm

 

Hip Hop Karaoke Hip Hop
January 25, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

Kassa Overall’s “Blue Swamini” featuring Carmen Lundy Jazz
January 30, 2020

7:30 pm

DJ Juan Atkins, Godfather of Techno KC Jukebox
January 31, 2020

7:30 pm

Time Machine Roast Comedy
February 1, 2020

7:30 pm

 

Broccoli City Festival Preview Hip Hop
February 6,  2020

7:30 pm

Linda May Han Oh: Aventurine Jazz
February 7, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

 

ill Camille Hip Hop
February 8, 2020

7:30 pm & 9:30pm

Chris Distefano Comedy
February 13–14, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

 

Valentine’s Day Residency: Bilal Contemporary Music
February 15, 2020

7:30 pm *

*Doors open at 7:30 pm

 

Hip Hop Dance Party featuring D-Nice Hip Hop
February 20, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

 

Baby Wants Candy: Historical Hip Hop Edition Comedy

 

 

 

February 21, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

 

The Black Version Comedy
February 22, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

 

Wild Horses Comedy
February 27, 2020

7:30 pm

 

Eric Hilton’s Ekhodom + Mason Bates KC Jukebox
February 28, 2020

7:30 pm & 9:30pm

 

Story District’s Funnier Than Fiction Comedy
February 29,  2020

7:30 pm

 

Jason Palmer: Upward Jazz
March 5–7 , 2020

9:30 pm

BGR!Fest  Secret Shows Hip Hop/

Contemporary Music

March 11, 2020

7:30 pm

DIRECT CURRENT: jaimie branch’s Fly or Die Jazz
March 13, 2020

7:30 pm

 

March 14, 2020

11 am

Jason Moran & the Bandwagon and Mo Willems:  Jazz Doodle Jam! Jazz
March 14, 2020

7:30 pm

DIRECT CURRENT: Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra Jazz
March 19, 2020

7:30pm & 9:30pm

The Amours Contemporary Music
March 20–21, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Jazz/Contemporary Music
March 26, 2020

7:30 pm

Jeremy Kittel’s Whorls with Joshua Roman & the Verona Quartet KC Jukebox
March 27, 2020

7:30 pm

 

Mortified Comedy
April 2–3 , 2020

8:00 pm

Made in Puerto Rico Comedy
April 9, 2020

7:30 pm

Clarence Penn, Penn Station Jazz
April 10, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

Kevin Ross Contemporary Music
April 16–18 , 2020

7:30 pm

Second City & Kennedy Center’s Jazz Comedy Experiment Jazz/Comedy
April 23, 2020

7:30 pm

Michal Abels and Rob Garza KC Jukebox
April 24, 2020

7:30 pm

 

Washington Improv Theater’s iMusical Comedy
April 25, 2020

7:30 & 9:30 pm

Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party Jazz

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