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Ivy Singles - Jazz History Walking Tour

  • 06/20/2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001


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The Ivy Singles Social Club invites you to a jazz history walking tour of Washington, led by historian and tour guide Garrett Peck.  The combination of jazz and bootleg booze was an irresistible force in Prohibition-era Washington, and nowhere in town was the music hotter or the drinks more plentiful than in Shaw. The clubs and theaters on U Street, N.W., dubbed the city’s “Black Broadway,” drew audiences to hear headliners like Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and DC-born Duke Ellington. This two hour walking tour begins at the historic Howard Theatre and ends with happy hour at Right Proper Brewing, the site of Frank Holliday’s Pool Hall, where a teenaged Duke Ellington learned to appreciate music.

Tour is limited to the first 25 sign-ups.  We can schedule a second tour in the coming weeks if there is interest.

Garrett Peck is an author, historian and tour guide in the nation's capital. He leads tours through The Smithsonian Associates, and his Temperance Tour of Prohibition-related sites has been featured on C-SPAN Book TV and the History Channel program "Ten Things You Didn't Know About" with punk rock legend Henry Rollins. He was featured on a two-hour documentary about Prohibition by the Smithsonian Channel. His seventh book, The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath, was published in 2018. Peck is on the board of the Woodrow Wilson House and is a member of the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of D.C.

Questions?  Email Deborah Tate at

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