A historic nightlife and restaurant mecca once strolled by the likes of Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, Dizzy Gillespie and later by DC Go Go legend Chuck Brown, this neighborhood represents a cultural crossroads of America. U Street is home of the now famous annual Funk Parade, and its theatres, the Lincoln, Howard, and 9:30 Club, have spotlighted major international superstars (Adele, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Police, The Replacements, and many more) where they honed their live craft before becoming household names and multi-platinum selling artists. The African-American Civil War Memorial sits just down the street from the Original Ben’s Chili Bowl. The Black Cat, famous for DC’s underground music scene, is at 14th & T NW. Nashville and Detroit may claim to be the music capitals of America but U Street in DC towers high in the history books.