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Where to watch Bayou Documentary TONIGHT!!

For everyone in the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia Region

Believe it or not after 14 years, the The Bayou DC’s Killer Joint is coming to Maryland Public Television

Monday Night (Feb 25) at 9:00 pm only on Maryland Public Television

The documentary re-airs at 1:00 am and 4:00 am.. Please watch live or tape on your DVR , Support the film !!

CHANNELS 22, 112,219,220,425,504,505,512,517, 711, 812,1022

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Washington Business Journal Article on Bayou Documentary

If you belong, as I do, to a certain Greater Washington demographic — mid-40s
incurable music geek — then you no doubt have fond memories of the Bayou.

The Georgetown nightclub, under the Whitehurst Freeway on K Street NW, was a
destination for me in the 1980s and 1990s. The Bayou hosted up-and-coming
national acts and local bar bands alike. U2 played its second gig in the U.S.
there in December 1980. A benefit concert for Eva Cassidy was held there in
September 1996, where she closed the show with “What a Wonderful World,“ her
last performance before dying two months later.

The Bayou will be the subject of a documentary set to air on Maryland Public
Television at 9 p.m. Feb. 25. “The Bayou: DC`s Killer Joint,`` almost 15 years
in the making, was a labor of love for Dave Lilling, Bill Scanlan, Vinnie
Perrone and Dave Nuttycombe. Lilling and Scanlan were granted fly-on-wall
access from November through December 1998, the Bayou`s last month in business.

“What we didn`t know when we started the project was how rich a history the club had,“
said Lilling, the owner and president of Metro Teleproduction s Inc. in Silver
Spring, referring to the Bayou`s roots from the 1950s as a Dixieland venue.

About $70,000 in cash would end up going into the film`s production. A Kickstarter
campaign raised additional funding, though Lilling described the digital
crowdfunding platform as a poor fit for the mid-40s (and older) incurable music
geek demographic.

Still, last-minute production costs mean the filmmakers are about $30,000 in the red,
Lilling said. Donations are being accepted at the documentary` s website,, but a website isn`t always the best way to convey the “art of
the ask.“ So I asked Lilling: Why should D.C.`s moneyed classes help back this

“It` something that delivers to the community,“ he told me. Indeed, the arts
connect communities; stories of people meeting their spouses at the Bayou are
legion. Some are included in the film. “Clubs like the Bayou should be
remembered,` ` Lilling added.

Posted by Scott Roberts