The DC Center is proud to serve as the fiscal sponsor for the Tracks Reunion. Tracks nightclub is widely revered as THE legendary nightclub of Washington, DC. And although there have been many other nightclubs, parties, events, and gathering places that may hold fond memories for many from Washington, Maryland, Virginia, and the surrounding region, there is no denying that Tracks meant considerably more to considerably more people for considerably more years than any other nightclub in DC history.
While Tracks was a gay nightclub, it catered to every segment of the population. Throughout its lifetime, from 1983-1999, Tracks hosted parties that could have been designated as gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, white, African American, Asian, Latin, leather, rave, alternative, goth, disco, techno, house, progressive, or, as was generally the case, a little of each on any night you went. One defining characteristic is that all people of all walks of life, backgrounds, and tastes found Tracks to be the singularly most comfortable and welcoming nightlife environment in DC for decades. Aside from the groundbreaking innovations in sound and lighting, the world class entertainment, what always seemed like the perfect music programming, the fact that there was an outside dancefloor, that you could order any kind of food including items from the outdoor grill, and that you could spend the night playing volleyball, Tracks was simply the perfect social atmosphere for its time and there are hundreds of thousands of people who would attest to that.
So, because it is looked upon with such fondness by countless numbers of people, and due to the hard work of some of Tracks' former employees and dedicated fans, it is our honor to announce that there will be a reunion event to celebrate Tracks and all it meant to the legions of patrons, entertainers, djs, employees, and fans it had during its lifetime.
We are currently planning events for September that will feature dancing, social gatherings, viewings of Tracks memorabilia, auctions of some amazing Tracks artifacts, and in keeping with the history of Tracks, the profits of the weekend will be donated to charity (as support of local DC organizations was a cornerstone of Tracks).
As the reunion draws near, we will share more details about the events, what to expect, and how to buy tickets. In the mean time, we invite everyone to visit TracksDC.com, facebook.com/groups/TracksDCReunion, and to follow us on Twitter @TracksReunion for updates, interesting news, history about Tracks, and so that you can add to the conversation by sharing your own stories and memories of one of the greatest nightclubs in history.