Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Yes, Sixth and I is a real synagogue - and no, you don’t have to be Jewish to see a show here.
To say the least, the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue is one-of-a-kind. Rock concerts are held in the synagogue’s sanctuary, which happens to be one of the oldest places of worship in D.C. In addition to the mildly ironic appeal of such a concept, the venue’s unique space provides unparalleled intimacy and some up the best acoustics you’ll find in the District. As an added perk, the Synagogue has an independent box office, so for once you can avoid annoying service charges.
Sixth and I began staging shows in 2005 with now-mainstream Jewish reggae/rock star Matisyahu. Since then, the Synagogue has partnered with Live Nation to attract such acts as Bryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, the Eels, Grizzly Bear and Devendra Banhart. Shows are relatively sporadic and range from one to four nights a month.