Skip Castro and the Nighthawks at the State Theater

Washington's favorite bad boys, the Nighthawks are masters of electric Chicago Blues and the kings of sh*t kicking roadhouse rock. They're not called America's Best Bar Band for nothing. The Nighthawks history is extensive, beginning in the '70s when the band criss-crossed the country playing clubs and colleges then dominated by the sounds of country rock and disco. The band spread their version of roots rock, soul, rockabilly, and blues that was hardly the standard fare. In addition, the Nighthawks were considered touring pioneers, since only a handful of Chicago blues stars were touring nationally, and the west coast blues bands stayed on their side of the Great Divide.

It began a long time ago. 1978 to be exact. Four musicians, out of work at the same time got together because honestly, they liked to play music. Thus, the Skip Castro Band was born. A mutual love of rhythm 'n blues, swing, boogie woogie and rock 'n roll became the foundation.

Over the next ten years, Skip Castro would become staples on the East Coast between Boston and Atlanta playing every bar, club, music hall, and college in between. All the while having a great time. Called one of the best party bands ever, Skip Castro brings the party everytime they take the stage.

Tickets are $20.  Order online or buy at the door (although that might not be the best idea). http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/e1567.xml?_offset=24&_order=1

We will meet for dinner beforehand, place to be determined.  Please put in your RSVP comments if you want to have dinner.  The show starts at 9.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    still looking for the meet-up group, but the show was great

    November 24, 2012

  • Karen A

    We will meet in the balcony. If you can't find us you can call me at [masked]

    November 23, 2012

  • Carole Tangney S.

    @Karen Armstrong - can't send you an email, but it was only gonna be 3 of us for dinner tonight, & I'm 'iffy' at best - sinus headache that won't let go - wouldn't want you & Christine waiting for me.

    November 23, 2012

  • Howard

    Look forward to joining y'all at the show!

    November 23, 2012

  • Gail B.

    Dinner reservations are at 7:15 so you can get to the theater by about 8:30. Under Gail/Meetup.

    November 23, 2012

  • Gail B.

    I have made a dinner reservation at Four Provinces for those of you going early. Please update your RSVP if you decide to join in so I can update the numbers. Four Provinces is on the corner of Broad and Washington, one block from the State. There is a parking garage directly behind it with FREE parking, which is the best place to stow the vehicles. http://www.4psva.com/

    November 23, 2012

  • Gail B.

    We are without a host again. Can anyone be the contact at the theater for those who want to find the group? We usually sit in the balcony and if someone would be willing to take calls for any who can't find you, it would be greatly appreciated.

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ill will be joining for dinner and concert

    November 21, 2012

  • Gail B.

    Hey everybody. I'm not going to be able to do this. Turkey day plans were moved to Friday. Who can be the contact on this? I will still help with dinner reservations, etc. Just can't go.

    November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last time I saw the Night Hawks they playing 2 doors down from my house at a motorcycle repair shop in Damascus!

    September 23, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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