Eat before you go. Service is stupid dumb slow.
If you're going to the first show, get there when the doors open and be prepared to wait a while. While you wait, order dinner and a cocktail and relax a bit.
The 1st concert hall in the country that catered exclusively to Black artists & audiences. See great examples of African-Americans' contributions to us all: http://bet.us/BHM
Get there early or u will be standing ...
Great venue for music, not for food. Save your money and stick with drinks and appetizers. Entrees are overpriced and not worth the hype that the website portrays.
2013 DC Jazz Festival Venues