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Billy Joel Chooses Nats Park For One Of Four U.S. Shows

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The Piano Man is coming to Washington.

Billy Joel chose Nats Park as one of four venues where he will perform this year — and his show in D.C. will take place July 26. The announcement was made at a news conference at the stadium, where a video of past Joel performances played.

Victor Hoskins, D.C.'s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Development, says the concert will continue to turn the Southeast neighborhood around the ballpark into a place to be.

"The Nats Stadium was really built to draw tourists from around this region and obviously within the city to this area to redevelop it and it has succeeded in doing that. Everyone that has seen Capitol Riverfront lately, which is where the stadium sits, has seen that transition. The reason why this is important, it continues that legacy of drawing not just from the region, but the greater region. This is only going to be one of four concerts Billy Joel is going to do in the United States," he said.

Hoskins says he expects the show to generate $600,000 in revenue for the District.

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