For 126 years, Washington's Gridiron Club of national journalists has held an annual show featuring satire and songs that skewer Presidents and congressional leaders, lobbyists and sacred cows.
Now the Gridiron's Sunday afternoon performance, traditionally given for friends and family, is open to Potomac Flacks’ influential readers.
The 2017 Reprise will be held Sunday, March 5, in the ballroom of the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, DC. The reception, which includes an open bar, begins at 2 pm. and the reprise starts at 3pm. The program will end by 5pm. Dress is business casual.
Tickets cost $80 (and $54 of which is tax deductible). Profits support a number of journalism programs and organizations.
What attendees will see during the show is Gridiron members, including well-known faces that might include Al Hunt of Bloomberg, John King of CNN, Andrea Mitchell of NBC, Judy Woodruff of PBS and Bret Baier of Fox News -- performing songs and skits in costume. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields relays highlights of the speeches that were delivered the night before, which typically include remarks by the President and a leading Democrat and leading Republican. Running the musical performance is the director of the President’s Own, the United States Marine Band, Lt. Col. Jason Fettig, the Club's musical director.
ORDER NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT: Those interested in attending should mail checks – made out to the "Gridiron Club and Foundation" to:
3507 N. Ohio Street
Arlington VA 22207
Checks should be received by Friday, February 24. Tickets will be mailed to you the next day, Saturday, February 25. If you prefer picking up the tickets at Will Call, just indicate that when you order tickets. (PF exclusive)