The Gay Men's Health Summit wraps up Saturday at around 5 PM, but if you're staying in town please join us at the U Street Music Hall later that evening for a live show from the talented singer-songwriter Jay Brannan.
Jay is a New Yorker by way of Texas and California, with several stops in between. A (severely) failed Southern Baptist, he moved to L.A. to pursue acting at the turn of the century. He picked up his first guitar at age 20, just as he put down an alcohol addiction. This new, healthier dependency took hold, and a few failed attempts at romance later, Brannan found himself in New York City auditioning for John Cameron Mitchell's experimental film Shortbus. Landing the part, he fell into a world of performers who made him feel comfortable as a creative professional for the first time. "I finally learned to trust myself as an artist and began to believe that I do have something to contribute, a concept that had been beaten out of me in just a few years of attempting a career in entertainment."
U Street Music Hall is located at 1115 U Street NW (U Street between 11th and 12th). The show starts at 7 PM.