Get high in DC this summer — go to Fort Reno. The park is 429 feet above sea level, the highest point in the District. This season you can get high on music, too. Fort Reno Summer Concerts are on Mondays and Thursdays at 7PM to 9:30PM, starting June 28th with The Public Good, American Hearts, and Tiny Bombs. The outdoor concerts are free. Bring a blanket, balloons, picnics, glass bottles, soft drinks, alcohol, the family, drugs and friends.
Fort Reno was built in 1861 as part of Washington’s Civil War defenses. It guarded the Tenleytown Whole Foods or something like that — ask the kids from Wilson High School down the street; it was probably on the final exam. The Fort Reno Summer Concert Series has been a Tenleytown tradition for four decades, starting right after the Civil War, showcasing whatever they called loud, fast music back then (“Indy Rock” or “Reconstruction-Core,” maybe).
Fort Reno Concert Series
Mondays and Thursdays (weather permitting)
June 28 – August 12, 2010 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue, NW
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