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Update 8:06 AM: While HR-57’s Twitter still says this weekend is a “soft opening,” this morning the club’s website lists the details of Parker’s set (9:00 PM to 1:00 AM tonight and tomorrow, $12 admission), but declares it a grand opening. New location, same muddled communication.
Update 7:05 PM:CapitalBop (which was burned on the same subject last month) reports that the soft opening tomorrow night will feature longtime DC alto saxophonist and HR-57 favorite Antonio Parker and his band, a twice-monthly staple at the 14th Street location for years. The grand opening will take place a week later, with national pianist and “rockjazz” purveyor Eric “ELEW” Lewis, another HR regular.
Update 6:46 PM: HR-57’s website has not been updated from its status for the past several weeks.
HR-57’s week-old Twitter feed produced this gem this evening just after 6 PM:
HR-57 will be holding a soft opening Friday April 8th at 816 Hst NE washington dc enjoy live music starting at 9:00pm @HstreetDC