Posts Tagged ‘Fort Reno’

Fort Reno Wants Your Donations

In recent years, organizers of the Fort Reno summer concert series haven't exactly encouraged donations. "Where else can you go and receive things and not be shaken down for money?” lead organizer Amanda MacKaye told me earlier this month, for my cover story on the series' near-cancellation amid a dispute with the National Park Service. “If [...]

Photo: Priests at Fort Reno

Here’s Fort Reno’s 2014 Lineup, After All

The Fort Reno concert series is back on following an agreement between organizers and the U.S. Park Police and National Park Police, which means a lot of people are probably wondering who's playing. (Actually: We already told you.) The first show is next Monday and features The Captivators—a ska band! at Fort Reno!—and arty Harrisonburg, Va., [...]

Fort Reno Concerts Are Back On

The concert series at Fort Reno Park is back on following a meeting between organizer Amanda MacKaye and officials from the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police today. MacKaye announced that the series was canceled last week, saying that NPS and USPP officials had not explained a request that the concerts pay for a Park [...]

Fort Reno Organizer to Meet With National Park Service Monday

Representatives of the National Park Service will meet with Fort Reno summer concert series organizer Amanda MacKaye on Monday. Yesterday, MacKaye announced that this summer's shows were canceled after she was unable to meet with Park Service and U.S. Park Police representatives to discuss her permit. MacKaye said that with only a month to go before the summer's [...]

National Park Service Responds to Cancellation of Fort Reno Concerts

Hours after Fort Reno organizer Amanda MacKaye pulled the plug on the annual concert series after saying she'd failed to reach an agreement with the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police, the Park Service has responded. According to MacKaye, the Park Service said that in order for the series to be approved for a permit, it would [...]

Here’s Who Might Have Played Fort Reno This Summer

This summer's Fort Reno concert series is off, organizer Amanda MacKaye announced today after she was unable to resolve a permitting dispute with the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police. Not long before MacKaye posted a letter to Fort Reno's website, she wrote to members of more than 20 local bands about the disappointing news—presumably the bands she [...]

There Will Be No Concerts at Fort Reno in 2014 (!?!) (Updated)

Fort Reno will not host a concert series this summer due to a new National Park Service demand that the organizers hire a U.S. Park Police officer for each show. According to a post from Amanda MacKaye on Fort Reno's website, the venue's permit was stalled, and NPS "cited differing reasons as to why this had come up after [...]

ToDo ToDay: American Landscapes and the History of Fort Reno

The open road is so quintessentially American that it verges on cliché. The Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit “Landscapes In Passing” follows this well-traveled route. The most engaging images come from Steve Fitch, in part because they’re carefully thought out rather than happenstance. The exhibit includes a few too many of Fitch’s images of a [...]

Arts Roundup: Vandalized Edition

Woman arrested under suspicion of vandalizing National Cathedral and possibly the Smithsonian Castle and Lincoln Memorial. [Post]
A history of D.C. landmark vandalism [Post]
Dismemberment Plan releases cover art for Uncanney Valley [Dismemberment Plan]
Exploring D.C.'s murals with geocaching [Greater Greater Washington]
Quotidian Theatre and Keegan Theatre win some dollars. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
A robot comes to Fort Reno. [Theodore [...]

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