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The Destroyers (music group)

A fresh breath of Fillmore

A fresh breath of Fillmore

Music fans and local paparazzi will be out in full force Sept. 15 when a bona fide pop superstar joins well-wishers in throwing open the doors of the country's latest Fillmore Music Hall, just down the road a ways in nearby Silver Spring.

The sixth U.S. club to boast the iconic Fillmore moniker, the new venue is a descendent of the original San Francisco nightclub that became the epicenter of 1960s counterculture. It helped launch the legendary careers of Jimi Hendrix, the Doors and Janis Joplin, among others.

"On opening night, everybody is going to get a chance to walk the red carpet and be treated like a VIP," says Stephanie Steele, general manager of the new...