Piano Man, Uptown Girl, Only the Good Die Young— these songs are staples of one of the most renowned and beloved of American musicians, Billy Joel. This iconic musician and songwriter will be taking his talents to our nation’s capital later this month for a show at Nationals Park. This will be an absolutely great time. With a baseball stadium, summer, Billy Joel and Washington DC all in the mix, there’s really only one question— can it get more American then this?
Nationals Park will stand as a great venue for this show, as the relatively new stadium is large, beautiful and quite accommodating. The ballpark seats over forty thousand people with a bowing architecture that is kind to the eye and emblematic of Washington DC’s epic visual landscape. Nationals Park also has top of the line video and audio equipment, which will guarantee a showcase of Billy Joel that cannot be beat anywhere else.
Joel will be arriving in Washington in the midst of an epic tour of the country and our greatest ballparks. Recently finishing a show at the storied Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the reviews for Joel are the same as always— out of this world. His energy, classic tracks and awe-inspiring presence truly compliment the wonder of a summer tour and American concert tradition. Joel will be coming to DC from playing Wrigley Field in Chicago and he will move on to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia afterwards. Joel will then close his tour with a five-concert stretch at Madison Square Garden.
Nationals Park’s presence on this amazing list of performances and venues is a testament to the stadium and the city’s prestige and importance. Those who find themselves in DC on July 26th cannot miss out on this amazing tour.
The stadium will be filled with people on their feet. Some will be reliving classic hits from their past, while others enjoy the vibrant influence of a musician who has reigned supreme since before their time. Wherever you find yourself on that spectrum, one thing is for sure— this will be one unbelievably fun show.