Chick Hall's to close
Chick Hall's Surf Club, a bastion of live music in Bladensburg, is closing later this month.
The farewell party is 3 p.m.-3 a.m. Oct. 13, and features more than a dozen bands playing all day. It's free, too. The club will be open until the weekend of Oct. 26, owner Chris Hall said, but if you're going to say goodbye, do it Oct. 13.
I'm sad to hear Chick Hall's is closing -- they've been around for more than 50 years. Hall said the smoking ban, not being able to sell beer after midnight anymore and the change in the area's demographics all contributed to the club's closing.
"This area used to be so full of music," he said. "We fought as long as we could.