IOTA Club & Café

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IOTA Club & Café
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IOTA Club & Café

IOTA boasts an intimate atmosphere that makes it an excellent place in which to hear singer-songwriters such as the child-friendly Dan Zanes or the all-grown-up Ron Sexsmith. Unfortunately, the surroundings can be a little too intimate and it’s not unknown for patrons to be asked to shut up or leave the premises—sometimes by the performers themselves—as even the slightest whisper can interfere with the music. The artist-comes-first policy has its benefits: Norah Jones and John Mayer played their first DC shows here. The layout of the tiny club doesn’t provide many optimum vantage points, so early arrival is advised. 


Venue name: IOTA Club & Café
Address: 2832 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA
Washington, DC

Cross street: Edgewood & Fillmore Streets
Opening hours: Open 5pm–2am Mon–Sat; closes midnight Sun
Transport: Clarendon Metro
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Mimi B

Running across this listing today I remember visiting IOTA and was able to hear a CD launch by an amazing singer /songwriter Jordan Sherman. I also caught this  thoughtful and talented singer performing at SOBE also in Arlington.  Very impressed.