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The Birchmere

3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2408
+1 703-549-7500
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Najee & Band WoW!!

The Best Acts showcase here and Najee and his fabulously talented band members rocked the Club in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mandarinlady
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Chesterfield, Virginia
A fantastic venue for live music!

I’ve performed at the Birchmere a few times and I love this venue. They’ve got a great sounding PA... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
whosane9
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“box office”(17 reviews)
“show starts”(13 reviews)
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3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2408
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Best Acts showcase here and Najee and his fabulously talented band members rocked the Club in the best way. They each are superstars!! Ticket line went fast, most buy on line. Every seat has it's own vantage point of the stage while sound is...More

Thank Mandarinlady
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve performed at the Birchmere a few times and I love this venue. They’ve got a great sounding PA and the acoustics are great at this place! It’s been around since 1966! A great place to check out your favorite band :)

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the SOS Band show and it was outstanding and we were glad to be there. First time at the Birchmere and the place is huge inside. Extremely large lounge area with plenty of seating areas. The store had plenty of items to...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Saw the High Kings here - great group! This is a very intimate setting for listening to music. The acoustics in the room are are great and there's not a bad seat in the house. Get there about 1 hour early for the best seats...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Food was excellent and the service. The sound is terrible. Lot's of feedback on mics. The drinks are overpriced, hardly any alcohol in them. Bathrooms were unattended and dirty. Poop in the floor. I have never been anywhere so disgusting. Tickets were priced for a...More

Thank Terri W
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The Birchmere is a national treasure - a true landmark! The acts that visit and play are the best of the best. The facilities are great - a very intimate setting for listening to musical artists. The acoustics in the room are are phenomenal! The...More

Thank forrestb819
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

New to VA, we made our 1st trip to Birchmere to see one of our favorite bands, Gaelic Storm. This venue is just the right size to have a lively crowd but be close to the entertainers. The walls are plastered with photos from hundreds...More

1  Thank AggieJoe79
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

What an absolute honor and privilege to see Eric Benet on January 17th and 18th at The Birchmere. I absolutely love love love this venue. Free parking, great acoustics, awesome servers and delicious food. We had a mini reunion during this time. Over the years...More

3  Thank Consuela S
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

The Birchmere is one of my absolute Favorite venues for going to music concerts! The hall itself has great acoustics. The staff is always friendly and the food is good!

Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Great music and variety, plus convenient parking. But the business model relies on audiences’ early arrival for first-come seating. In exchange for fabulous live entertainment, the (captive) audience gets sub-par, over-priced food/drink ($8 beer) and a long evening on hard seats. The room was chilly...More

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harrison917
5 October 2017|
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Response from LRettaK | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The reason you need to go early is to stand in line to receive a number to enter the concert hall. Seating is first come, first serve at the Birchmere. If you look at your tickets, you will see seating is reflected as... More
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TracyfromVirginia
18 December 2016|
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Response from Dave P | Reviewed this property |
They give you a stamp so you can go outside and come back in. Didn't see any vapor pens in the theater
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hokiebuckeye
27 August 2016|
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Response from Jaye11D | Reviewed this property |
I agree that I have not seen them record. It is worth a phone call to the Birchmere, though. Or even send an email to Darryl's Place in NY to see if it was recorded?
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