Jammin Java: 10 Year Anniversary Playlist

Unbelievably enough, Jammin Java has been showcasing music in Vienna, Virginia for ten years now. Co-owner Daniel Brindley was kind enough to share a few of the upcoming shows during their blowout anniversary month that he is most excited for, starting with tomorrow night’s 10th Anniversary Bash.

We are beyond excited for this month.  Wow, ten years, who would have thought?  Even when you’re putting all the work in, and on top of that, working with your family, you just don’t think to yourself “in ten years, this is where we’ll be…”

In 2001, we moved down from Jersey and took over this club in a strip mall in Vienna, Virginia.  A club… in a strip mall.  But, we’ve made it work and now, 7,000 shows later, we’re still going strong. Honestly, it’s hard to imagine that we’ve actually had 7,000 concerts and events since we’ve opened. We’ve seen Nick Jonas load-in through these doors, Citizen Cope has joined us, Paramore, Butch Walker, Ingrid Michaelson, Bon Iver, long time favorites like Leon Russell and Pete Best from the Beatles. As a fan and lover of all things music, this is literally the stuff dreams are made of.

So, now it’s time to celebrate, and we’ve busted out one of the best calendar months we’ve ever seen and just made it stellar. ALSO, we’re offering a month-long pass for only $100.  Every show, all month long.  It’s a way to say thank you to all the JJ fans who’ve been with us on this crazy ride, and are just as excite as we are to see what’s next.

I thought I’d share some highlights of some of my favorite shows coming up this anniversary month (though it is super tough to choose, so check out the whole calendar):

10/15 JAMMIN JAVA 10TH ANNIVERSARY BASH: Deep River + Brindley Brothers reunion + Luke Brindley

This is our big night, lots of fun, JJ family coming together… I’m playing for the first time in about 5 years, enough said.

10/18 LYDIA + Speak + Ocean Is Theory + The Rouge

These kids are on fire, and we’re lucky to have them!  They are part of our future, musically, so it’s a blast to include them.

10/21 THE MILK CARTON KIDS + Gaby Moreno

Great duo, fun sound, and they are blowing up all over the Americana scene.   More buzz then I’ve heard in a while.


Sorry folks, this one is already sold out, but I needed to mention it, because it  is one of the coolest things we’ve been doing the past couple of months.  These guys are freaking hilarious!  We love them!!  Be on the lookout, because they’ll be back soon.

10/28 ELLIS PAUL + with Special Guest The Michael Clem Trio + Lizanne Knott

We’ve know Ellis forever, and Michael and Lizanne too, for that matter.  It’s artist like these that are the backbone of the community that has been built at JJ.  So cool that they’re with us to commemorate the anniversary.

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