The Smokin' Polecats
Free Late Night in the Loft

The Smokin' Polecats

All Ages
Join us every Friday and Saturday night at 10:30pm in The Hamilton Loft for DC's best cover bands at no cover charge!

This show is in our Loft Bar, not The Hamilton Live. Band plays from 10:30pm - 1:30am. There may be dates where the music is delayed due to a private event in the Loft Bar. Shows are all-ages; no tickets or RSVP required. Click here to view our late night menu.

“Virtuosos of electric blues”…. that’s how William Tripplett of Washingtonian Magazine describes the Smokin’ Polecats. They are the best blues band in the DC metropolitan area. It’s the years and depth of experience that The Smokin' Polecats share that have afforded them that reputation. Their sound comes from the Post-World War 2 ensemble sound of the Chicago Masters like Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and Hubert Sumlin; the West Coast Jump/Swing sound of Tiny Grimes, Pee Wee Crayton, and T-Bone Walker; the Rock'a'Billy sound of Carl Perkins and Johnny Burnette; and the Louisiana swamp blues of Slim Harpo. They don’t just play songs by these artists, they have their own sound that consists of a melding together of their years of playing experience.

Venue Information:
The Hamilton Loft
600 14th St NW
Loft Bar
Washington, DC, 20005