Photos: Get a sneak peek of The Anthem, DC’s new Southwest venue

WASHINGTON — The District’s latest entertainment venue The Anthem opens this week with a sold-out Foo Fighters show.

But before you rock out Thursday night, a soft opening Sunday gave a sneak peak of the stage and its many offerings at The Wharf destination, as part of D.C.’s new Southwest Waterfront development.

See photos from Sunday’s soft opening at The Anthem.

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A soft opening Sunday night gave people a sneak peek of the new entertainment venue, The Anthem. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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The Foo Fighters open D.C.’s newest entertainment venue, The Anthem, Thursday night. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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Visitors can grab a drink or some bites at The Anthem. (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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The Anthem opens Thursday night with a sold-out Foo Fighters show. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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The Anthem is a 6,000-seat venue meant for events such as concerts, seminars, galas and more. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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This venue is part of the new Southwest Waterfront development more commonly known as The Wharf. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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Expect to see acts such as Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, Little Big Town, Lorde and more. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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The Anthem had a soft opening Sunday night that gave people a sneak peek of the new venue. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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The Anthem also offers plenty of drink and food options. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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The Anthem had a soft opening Sunday night that gave people a sneak peek of the new venue. (WTOP/Reada Kessler) (WTOP/Reada Kessler)
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Originally to be named the Wharf Hall, The Anthem is a 6,000-seat venue meant for events such as concerts, seminars, galas and more. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
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