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This place started out 40 years or so ago showcasing bluegrass and country acts primarily. Take a look at the calendar now and you’ll see the range stretches from Maysa & Her Jazz Funk Soul Symphony to John Hiatt. Located in Alexandria, 6 miles and a $12 cab fare from downtown D.C., the Birchmere is well worth the trip. The hall seats 500 and serves food. Purchase tickets at the box office or online from www.ticketmaster.com.