Don’t Worry: Rock & Roll Hotel is Not Closing

Rumors of End-of-Year Closure Untrue, Said Owner

The Rock n Roll hotel announced abruptly that it would close March 2. Here, Ex-Hex frontperson and DC local Mary Timony performs the music of Helium at the Rock & Roll Hotel, June 2017. Photo: E.O'Gorek/CCN

Not to worry, music and dance fans: storied H Street concert, bar and event venue Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE) is not about to close at the end of the year.

After Popville published a story noting that Rock & Roll, now in its 13th year, had ‘no events’ listed after November, noting a rumor that venue the might be closing at the end of the year, fans panicked:

However, Rock & Roll Hotel owner Jason Martin said there was no foundation to the rumors. “Not sure where this rumor is coming from, but it is false and they are misinformed,” he wrote in an email to the Hill Rag.

“December and January are notoriously slow. We have national acts confirmed that cannot yet be announced,” he said.

Martin noted that even if the calendar was less peppered towards the end of the year, the normal programming of the rooftop is open and the second floor DJs are all scheduled. New Year’s Eve 2020 tickets are already on sale.

So, breathe a sigh of relief, Rock and Rollers. We’re not in Maryland yet:

Learn more about the Rock & Roll Hotel and see the schedule of events at Get tickets to upcoming shows on Eventbrite.