DC King's Men Concert: Travel Advisory

Verizon Center suggests adding time if traveling on Metro.

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2012 – Radio One’s “The Spirit of Praise Celebration” featuring The King’s Men gospel quartet is coming to the Verizon Center at 7:30 p.m., Saturday evening, October 6, 2012. The popular ensemble include Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, and Israel Houghton and they’re here in DC this weekend as part of their ongoing nationwide tour. (For tickets and seating, visit the Verizon Center web site.)

As is often the case these days on holiday weekends, Metro will be conducting extensive track work and maintenance activities, so the Verizon Center has issued the following media and travel advisory to us. We’re making it available to you so you can adjust your travel plans accordingly for The King’s Men’s concert.


Metro Conducting Track Work This Weekend

Travel to The King’s Men concert at Verizon Center may be affected

Customers traveling on Metro during the October 5 to October 8 Columbus Day weekend will encounter delays on the Red and Orange lines starting on Friday, Oct. 5 at 10:00 p.m. through closing on Monday, Oct. 8. Travelers are being asked to add up to 20 minutes to their commute.

On the Red line trains will single track between the Judiciary Square and Fort Totten stations to allow for track maintenance, tie and fastener renewal and platform reconstruction. As a result, trains between Glenmont and Shady Grove will operate every 26 minutes throughout the weekend. Customers should allow 20 minutes of additional travel time. 

On the Orange line trains will single track between the Stadium-Armory and Cheverly stations to allow for track maintenance and station rehabilitation. Customers should allow up to 15 minutes of additional travel time. 

Riders planning to take the Metro to The King’s Men concert on October 6 at Verizon Center should prepare to add at least 20 minutes to their commute. 

Please visit www.wmata.com for more information.


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Terry Ponick

Now writing on investing, politics, music, and theater for the Washington Times Communities, Terry was the longtime music and culture critic for the Washington Times (1994-2009). 

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