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Sound of the City

  • Marvin 2007 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

The first floor of Marvin is where live performances take the stage every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday through Saturday. Doors open and happy hour starts at 6 pm. Live music starts at at 7 pm on Monday and Thursday and on 8 pm on Friday and Saturday.

We are first come first serve and all ages are welcomed. We are currently taking reservations for parties up to 10 guests from 6-8 pm. We do our best to accommodate everyone! If you would like to make a reservation please email events@marvindc.com

Sound of the City Band is an all-star group, bringing together multi-talented producers, musicians, and artists. Sound of the City, lead by Biscuit Bynum (drummer) and Precious Joubert (lead vocalist), has provided instrumental backing for many local, nation, and international artists. S.O.T.C. has been called the primary sound behind DCs underground music scene, along with being the most requested band on the east coast. These musicians have performed on tour with Raheem Devaughn [The Jill Scott Real Thing Tour 2008], and have performed in almost every major venue in the DC area including Constitution Hall, The Lincoln Theatre, The 9:30 Club, The Black Cat, The Birchmere, and the Merriweather Post Pavillion. Sound of the City has played for and shared the stage with many major artists such as Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michelle, Keyshia Cole, Algebra Lessett, Joe, Raheem Devaughn, Glenn Lewis, Chuck Brown, Floetry, Biz Markie, Ledisi, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Wu Tang, and many more....In 2016, Sound of the City became house band for the Joe Clair & Friends Comedy Show.

In 2017 Herb formed a non-profit, The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation which provides critical resources, including advocacy, to DC-based Jazz musicians, venues, and music education programs.

Food and drink also play a starring role for guests who want dinner and a show. Our full menu is available on Mondays-Thursday, 6 pm-10 pm and Fridays and Saturday from 6-11 pm.

Happy hour food and drink are available from opening until 7 pm, Monday-Friday. Offerings below.

$4 Frites

$6 Mac & Cheese Croquettes

$8 Marinere Mussels

$11 Smoked Baby Back Ribs

$11 Red Curry Mussels

$12 Crab Cakes

$12 Crispy Chicken Sandwich served with frites

$13 Marvin Burger served with frites

Happy hour drinks include

$4 Stella

$5 Rail drinks

$6 Malbec or Sauvignon Blanc

$7 Jameson, Tito’s, Milagro

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