After 18 long months, Blues Alley reopens tonight with upgraded sound, lighting and video production, and a full line-up of live shows Thursday – Sunday for the next four weeks. Local, award-winning jazz ensemble Veronneau kicks things off this week, led by French Canadian vocalist Lynn Veronneau and her English husband, guitarist Ken Avis. For the initial run of shows, seating at this Georgetown institution – and the oldest continuously running jazz supper club in the country – will be limited to 50% capacity to allow for social distancing. Additionally, all patrons, artists and staff will be required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination. There will be a limited dinner menu, with meals available for pre-purchase online via a QR code for contactless purchases. A full schedule of shows will be released in October.