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Bowser Administration to Celebrate Chuck Brown Day with Virtual Festival

Thursday, August 20, 2020

(Washington, DC) – On Saturday, August 22, 2020, the Bowser Administration and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), in conjunction with the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME), will celebrate the late Go-Go legend Chuck Brown’s birthday with the 6th Annual Chuck Brown Day virtually. The event celebrates the Godfather of Go-Go and the rich, original musical history of the District.

Mayor Muriel Bowser hosted a community celebration last February to sign a bill designating Go-Go music as the official music of Washington, DC. The legislation established a program to support, preserve, and archive Go-Go music and its history. Although the District cannot celebrate Chuck Brown Day in person this year, the community will come together online to give the music he loved an international platform for all to enjoy for his birthday.

The virtual festival will include two hours of entertainment and will broadcast on DCN Channel 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., as well as stream on all of DPR’s social media platforms. Fans can also host watch parties on social media.

The event will be hosted by DJ Kool and feature performances by Suttle, Experience Unlimited (E.U.) Featuring Sugar Bear, and the Chuck Brown Band.

 

WHAT:

6th Annual Chuck Brown Day 2020 (Virtual)

 

WHEN:

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Music Festival –8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

WHO:

The Bowser Administration

Kenyan McDuffie, Councilmember Ward 5

Delano Hunter, DPR Director

The Chuck Brown Foundation and Family

 

WHERE:

Airing on DCN Channel 16

Online at Chuck Brown Day

For more information or to RSVP visit DPR.events. Follow hashtag #ChuckBrownDay

 

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