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Chuck Brown Day

Chuck Brown Day

Chuck Brown Day commemorates the life legacy and music of DC legend - the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown.

The event occurs in the Chuck Brown Memorial Park, which is adjacent to Langdon Park. Chuck Brown Memorial Park features a homage to Brown with a curved, inscribed memorial wall at the entrance of the park, where visitors can learn about his legacy. Visitors can also interact with an interpretive statue of Chuck Brown, play the outdoor toy drums, and visit the central plaza.

Every year, the celebration features musical performances by the Chuck Brown Band and other local Go-Go bands. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for an afternoon of entertainment in honor of the godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown. Come Get That Go-Go Swing!

The 9th annual Chuck Brown Day will be held on August 19, 2023, at a new location, Fort Dupon Park, located on Minnesota Ave., SE. View more details here

For more information, contact [email protected].

Saturday, August 19, 2023



What to bring

  • Friends
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Snacks

What NOT to bring

  • Do not bring alcohol.
  • Do not bring glass containers.
  • Do not bring illegal substances.
  • Do not bring weapons.
  • Do not bring tents
  • No Tents
  • No Grilling
  • Open Flames are prohibited

Closest METRO Station: Minnesota Ave *Free Shuttle Buses will be provided to and from the festival. Look for the Chuck Brown Day logo!


Information on Chuck Brown Day for nearby neighbors:

Chuck Brown Day is August 19, 2023, from 2 pm to 7 pm, with setup and tear down happening before and after the event. Here is some helpful information about the impact on the neighborhood:

  • Traffic and parking will be impacted throughout the neighborhood.
  • Parking enforcement, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), and traffic control officers will be in the neighborhood to assist.
  • The DC Department of Public Works will be on hand to handle additional waste from the event.
  • If you are in need of parking enforcement, contact 311. For public safety concerns, contact 911.
  • Questions regarding the event can be directed to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Customer Care line at (202) 673-7647 during regular business hours.
  • This page will be updated as we get closer to August 19, 2023, if there is additional information to share with the community.