“We’ve been approached countless times to do a TV show here, and we’ve always passed,” said 9:30 Club co-owner and I.M.P. chairman Seth Hurwitz in a statement. “But ‘Live At 9:30’ is a great opportunity to work with people we trust to bring music variety to life in a way no one has even attempted. When I said we had no interest in just another concert program, they totally got it.”
Wayne White, the Emmy-award winning set designer for Pee-Wee's Playhouse, is the show's art director.
Squarespace will host the the show online at www.LiveAt930.com and offer full episodes and exclusive content.
Additional artists announced for the initial episodes, include The Arcs, El Vy, MisterWives, Frank Turner, MS MR, Cold War Kids and Youth Lagoon.
The 9:30 Club, which won Billboard's 2015's Touring Award for Top Club, is this year celebrating its 35th anniversary and just released an extensive 264-page coffee table book entitled 9:30: 35 Years of the Best Music Venue in the World.
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The venue has hosted music legends (Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Prince, James Brown, Dolly Parton) and contemporary stars (Adele, Drake, Foo Fighters, Jack White) alike while helping to foster Washington, D.C.'s dynamic local music scene (Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk, the Slickee Boys, Fugazi, Bad Brains have all performed there).
Live at 9:30's production partners include The Content Farm, Lorne Michael's Broadway Video Enterprises, BRKLY, Preacher; its underwriters beyond Squarespace include Shinola Detroit and Destination D.C.