Concert venue

New concert hall launched in former DC car barn


Photographs courtesy of the location.

It’s a car garage like no other in the city: the historic Navy Yard Car Barn, which operated between 1891 and 1965, was the last stop on the old Red Line, where train cars circled for resume their routes. Now it is a redeveloped concert and entertainment venue named Recovery of the capital, a nod to the act that each wagon used to perform.

Although the space opened in late 2019 for private events, it is now working with Union Stage, the small bites and beer spot at the Wharf known for its intimate shows. Most recently, ’90s cover band White Ford Bronco performed to celebrate their post-pandemic reopening. Union Stage will organize shows and reservations for the 850-person venue, the shows kick off on August 6 with a surprise headliner that has yet to be announced.

In September, Capital Turnaround will host a live podcast with The real crime obsessed welcomes Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds. Later this month, the popular unrestricted storytelling group Story District will launch a reunion show and dance evening. In October, catch up with Todd Rundgren (from the famous’ 70s rock band Utopia) and in December, see Donkey comedian Steve-O who will be stopping in DC for his Bucket List tour.

Capital Turnaround is located at 770 M St., SE.

Web Producer / Writer

Rosa joined the Washingtonian in 2016 after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. She covers arts and culture for the magazine. She has written about anti-racism efforts at the Woolly Mammoth Theater, the dinosaurs in the renovated Fossil Room at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and the horrors of digital drug rehab. When she can, she performs with her family-based Puerto Rican folk music ensemble based in Jersey City. She lives in Adams Morgan.


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