The Pocket is 7DC's funky, intimate, in-house venue with a 70-person capacity and a beer & wine bar. After a great launch in November 2019, Covid forced us to shut down in March 2020 from Covid just as we were gettin' hot.
Now in February 2021, we're re-launching as a virtual venue by booking livestreams for bands. We've got all the gear, hard-wired fast ethernet, and a squad of savvy sound techs plus new Pocket Director, Morgan Clinton (formerly with U Street Music Hall) running the show.
Please support us and the DC music scene by marking your calendars and tuning in to a show!
To book a live stream session (either broadcasted live, or pre-recorded for a future livestream, or other variations), please email Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org with desired dates, and relevant info.
Streaming from The Pocket
FRIDAY, MAR 12 at 7 PM EST -- BOBBY THOMPSON [blues rock]
Blues rock guitarist & DMV legend Bobby Thompson delivers a soul-wrenching slide-guitar livestream concert, with 7DC founding faculty drum teacher Ben Tufts on drums!
This livestream event will be produced in-house and broadcasted live from The Pocket at 7DrumCity. We are thrilled to be bringing top-shelf live music to your living room during these trying times. Tickets are donation-based; thank you for supporting local music and small venues hit hard by the pandemic!
About Bobby Thompson:
On the heels of another Wammie Finalist Nomination for best blues artist / group, Bobby and his new band of "friends" create an alluring and electric sound based of his most recent songwriting. His latest single 'Someone Else's Blues' is a artful work of writing that pays tribute to his childhood growth. With a new all-acoustic album coming Spring 2021, Thompson realized that with the right lineup of musicians, he could happily execute those acoustic songs in an electric format, and with Ben Tufts (drums, vocals), Seth Morrissey (bass, vocals), and Ryan Walker (keyboards, vocals), he's got his band.
Interested in performing at The Pocket, post-Covid?
Please contact us at: email@example.com with some information about your band or your proposed bill, links to your music and pages, and stats from recent shows. We'd love to hear from you!
Cover photo by Donnie Riggs Photography. Check out his photos on Instagram @_donnieblanco.