Songbyrd Music House (aka “Songbyrd”) is a 200-capacity live music venue, bar and restaurant in Washington, DC’s Union Market neighborhood and member of the National Independent Venue Association (“NIVA”). Songbyrd was named Washington D.C.’s Best New Venue in 2016 and Best Place for Dinner and Live Music by the Washington City Paper in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and is rapidly growing market share and building interest from music-forward Washingtonians and beyond.

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For Adams Morgan venue Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe , the pandemic didn’t just put a pause on business — it reset the entire operation. Co-owners Alisha Edmonson and Joe Lapan opened a new vinyl shop, Byrdland Records , in Union Market last fall and now plan to move Songbyrd to the Northeast neighborhood, too.

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For Adams Morgan venue Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe , the pandemic didn’t just put a pause on business — it reset the entire operation. Co-owners Alisha Edmonson and Joe Lapan opened a new vinyl shop, Byrdland Records , in Union Market last fall and now plan to move Songbyrd to the Northeast neighborhood, too.

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This Saturday, a new record store is opening on 5th Street, Northeast, across from Union Market. Called Byrdland, it’s the brainchild of the team behind Adams Morgan’s Songbyrd Music House. The new store will sell both new and used vinyl, along with turntables and other equipment.

Byrdland Records is a vinyl records and music store from the team behind Songbyrd Music House! We’re bringing music and vinyl records to one of DC’s favorite shopping and retail destinations! Learn about the Union Market district!