Parking The Cheltenham Garage is located at 4270 Cheltenham Drive in Bethesda and offers elevator access to Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday and $1.25/hour on Friday. Parking at the Bethesdan Hotel is $27/day for self park and $35/day valet for non-guests. The walk between the hotel and club is less than 10 minutes, directly down Wisconsin Avenue.
Metro Bethesda Metro station is a 5-minute walk to the club and a 10-minute walk to the hotel. Service is variable so be sure to check WMATA alerts prior to travel.
Hotel The Bethesdan Hotel by Hilton is the official headquarters hotel, the location for the Afternoon Session, and a gathering spot throughout the weekend. Ball guests can meet in the lobby bar or in the hospitality suite on the 3rd floor. Check the lobby guide or ask a staff member for the hospitality room name. The hotel offers a free shuttle for guests.
Friday, September 24 This show isn't an official FB event, but is sure to be a great time! Be'La Dona Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Free for all Funkateers, whether or not you're staying at the hotel! Per local law, face masks are required. Food is not permitted in the meeting room but water will be available and beverages can be purchased in the lobby.
Funkateers Ball 5
Proof of vaccination or a recent COVID-19 test are required for entry to the club. Face masks are required when not eating or drinking. Photos and video are welcome at any time other than during the live musical performance.
(Times are approximate) 5:30 Doors - Enjoy vendors, table and bar service, and music from DJs Doctor Rock and Gonzilla 8:00 Ball Kickoff - Ball kickoff, dancing and special surprises hosted by Tony Camm 9:00 Live Music - Performance by the Clones of Funk and distinguished guests, including the 50th Anniversary Maggot Brain tribute. 11:00 Post-Show - Keep on dancing! Guests are welcome to party, relax and socialize until midnight.
Bethesda is known for its great restaurants! Below are a few recommendations within walking distance of the hotel and club.
Tastee Diner 7731 Woodmont Avenue Historic diner serving breakfast at all hours, plus takeout. Hours limited due to COVID
Original Pancake House 7700 Wisconsin Avenue Another great breakfast (and lunch) spot
Casa Oaxaca 4905 Fairmont Avenue Regional Mexican with an outdoor garden