Historic Silver Spring building to adopt iconic moniker: The Fillmore Silver Spring is set to open

Rendering of the new Fillmore Silver SpringArtistic rendering of the new Fillmore Silver Spring

The large, vacant storefront near the crossroads of Georgia and Colesville will finally be open for the first time in more than 18 years as none other than the  legendary concert venue, The Fillmore.

Named after the iconic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, this 2,000 person music hall will open on Sept. 15 with a concert by Mary J. Blige; John Legend, Blondie, and Black Star follow later in the month.

The public is invited to an open house on Sep.12. when they will get a sneak peek inside the site which features a large space for standing room and dancing, three bars, VIP areas and an A-list band stage.

Photo Caption: Artistic rendering of the new Fillmore Silver Spring.