Friday, March 10, 2017

DC Hotspot HEIST Heads to SXSW with Pop-Up Lounge at WeDC House

From our friends at HEIST...

DC Hotspot HEIST to Pop Up Inside WeDC House at South by Southwest (SXSW) March 12 & 13

Washington’s intimate nightlife venue also joins forces with Events DC for its Official Music Showcase at SXSW on March 14 at ACL Live

HEIST, DC’s bank heist-themed hotspot famous for its sexy opulence and A-list celebrity fans, is headed to Austin, Texas this weekend to launch an exclusive pop-up lounge inside the WeDC House at South by Southwest (SXSW) on Sunday, March 12 and Monday, March 13. HEIST will also set up at Austin City Limits Live in the Moody Theater on Tuesday, March 14 for Events DC’s Official Music Showcase at SXSW.

The HEIST pop-up will be the first-ever Washington nightclub to make a splash at SXSW with a glamorous and exclusive lounge echoing the sleek sophistication and over-the-top sexiness of the real HEIST, with high-end cocktails, blinged-out, edgy decor and a hit music playlist spun by the hottest DJs in the country.

On March 12, DJ D-Nice and DC's own DJ Money will take over the DJ booth at the exclusive HEIST pop-up, followed on March 13 by the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff; DJ Trauma, Dave Chappelle’s tour DJ; and DC’s DJ Biks, Jay Sean’s tour DJ on the Events DC Soundstage at the WeDC House. On March 14, the HEIST pop-up will move to the mezzanine at ACL Live for Events DC’s Official Music Showcase at SXSW with nationally-recognized headliners for one of the most anticipated performances at SXSW.

The WeDC initiative will highlight Washington as “The Capital of Inclusive Innovation” at SXSW, inviting HEIST to join the WeDC House because of its reputation as DC’s most talked about nightclub and VIP experience that caters to a diverse group of club-goers.

“This weekend, SXSW is the center of the arts, entertainment and innovation worlds, and we’re thrilled to bring HEIST into the mix with this pop-up that pulls together all of the things that make us the destination in DC for playful fun and light-hearted delinquency,” says HEIST owner Vinoda Basnayake. “There’s a reason that HEIST is the go-to spot for folks like LeBron James, Maroon 5, Jamie Foxx and Coldplay, and we can’t wait to share DC’s top-notch hospitality scene with the SXSW crowd.”

About HEIST:
HEIST is Washington’s premier luxury nightlife venue, located in the heart of DC at 1802 Jefferson Avenue, NW. With a nod to the great thieves of the world, this subterranean secret in Dupont Circle promises grandeur fun and light-hearted delinquency. At Heist, you can let go of your inhibitions and prepare to be spirited away into an intimate and elegant underworld where sleek sophistication and cool awaits. For more information, visit

About Washington DC Economic Partnership:
The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a non-profit, public-private organization whose core purpose is to actively position, promote, and support economic development and business opportunities in Washington, DC. WDCEP facilitates economic development through business attraction and business retention programs and activities, including site location assistance, educational seminars and workshops, and networking events geared towards building jobs and increased tax revenues for the city of Washington, DC. WDCEP is a key resource for Washington, DC economic development information and publishes several reports throughout the year, including the DC Development Report, DC Doing Business Guide and Neighborhood Profiles. For additional information, please visit

About Events DC:
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, deliver premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit