U Street Corridor
Bustling, Music-Filled, and Historic
U Street was once truly the heart of black culture in America, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. Perhaps not coincidentally, it’s also the birthplace of celebrated DC hero, jazz musician Duke Ellington. Today, this section of the city is as vibrant as ever, anchored by the refurbished Howard Theatre bordering Shaw, where a towering sculpture in reverence to Ellington stands.