This April, DC’s renowned intimate music venue is getting its own reality show. In a new series unlike any other — Live At 9:30 Hosted by Squarespace, the 9:30 Club is taking its talents to public television (and the web!).
interspersed with insightful and entertaining interviews, short films, and comedic bits. In a word: variety; variety that people will be talking about. Filmed unobtrusively with more than a dozen cameras, including hidden GoPros and an airborne cable-cam, Live At 9:30 will be unlike any music show on TV today.
exclusive content.“We’ve been approached countless times to do a TV show here, and we’ve always passed,” says Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P. and co-owner of the 9:30 Club. “But Live At 9:30 is a great opportunity to work with people we trust to bring music variety to life in a way no one has even attempted. When I said we had no interest in just another concert program, they totally got it. They have come up with a truly entertaining bunch of new ideas on how to change the way people watch live concert shows.”“I’ve been going to the 9:30 Club for 20 years, and my favorite concert memories are from here,” says Michael Holstein, executive producer of Live At 9:30. “This club is pure magic. Seeing how the community has rallied around this show – artists, managers, the D.C. Film Commissioner’s Office and more – really drives home that this is much more than just a music club. For the 9:30 Club to trust us to make a TV show about this amazing institution is an awesome opportunity and responsibility.”