VIENNA, VA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jammin’ Java will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on Saturday October 15th.
The day the venue opened 10 years ago, there was a small local band on stage and 20 people in the crowd. This weekend, Deep River, Luke Brindley, and a Brindley Brothers reunion, take the stage to join in the anniversary celebration of the venue which has been named one of D.C.’s best music venues by Washington City Paper.
With the venue now catering to around 1000 patrons and 16 shows per week, owner Daniel Brindley shared, “We could not think of a better way to celebrate than join in and give the Jammin’ Java community a time to party together. I am humbled and amazed at what Jammin’ Java has become over the last 10 years."
In October 2001 the three brothers from New Jersey, Daniel, Jonathan and Luke Brindley, bought a fledgling coffee and music café in a strip mall in Vienna, VA. Once known for coffeehouse singer-songwriters, Jammin’ Java has been transformed into a concert venue which attracts performers in a range of genres including rock, folk, Americana, pop, hip hop and dubstep DJ.
"If you scan our calendar you will see that we host all types of music from the hardest rock to the quietest acoustic music, from party crowds to sit-down crowds. This is by design. We cater to these different scenes the very best we can by transforming our physical space depending on the vibe of the show," Amy Jones of Jammin' Java told CelebrityAccess.
Over the last 10 years, the 200-seat Jammin’ Java has produced close to 7,000 concerts and events, an average of more than one a day. They have featured Nick Jonas, Citizen Cope, Paramore and Butch Walker, indie artists such as Ingrid Michaelson and Bon Iver, and long time favorites like Leon Russell and original Beatles drummer Pete Best, as well as local acts like Eddie from Ohio and Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun.
With the DC area as a very competitive market with popular clubs such as 9:30 and the new Fillmore, Jammin' Java appreciates their small venue niche and touts, "a big rock club experience in a small club setting," Amy Jones of Jammin' Java told CelebrityAccess.
Additionally, the music club and café has spawned offshoots including the Music School at Jammin’ Java, Go Team! Music Artist Management and the newly minted Go Team! Records.
With the venue's success over the past decade, there may be more to come from Jammin' Java.
"We talk all the time about opening a second club with a different concept or just moving Jammin Java to a "dream" location. I expect one of those two things to happen in the next three years as it would be a natural extension of the growth we are experiencing."
— Crystal Lynn Huntoon