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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate 4th Annual Chuck Brown Day

Friday, August 17, 2018
Annual Music Festival Celebrates DC Legend and Rich Music History of the District

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact:
Michael Tucker Jr., (202) 717-4242, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) – On Saturday, August 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), in conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), will celebrate the 4th Annual Chuck Brown Day to commemorate the legacy of the “Godfather of Go-Go.” The event, featuring live music, is free and open to the public at Chuck Brown Memorial Park.

Chuck Brown Day is a celebration of Brown’s life, as well as the rich and original musical history of the District. Relatives of the singer will be present, along with the Chuck Brown Foundation who will host their annual “Back to School Giveaway” at the park, starting at 1:00 p.m.

The event will feature performances by The Chuck Brown Band, Trouble Funk, and special guest, HBO actor and the Back Yard Band leader, Anwan “Big G” Glover. Food trucks and vendors will be on site. DPR recommends bringing a blanket or lawn chair for an afternoon of entertainment and fun.

WHAT:
4th Annual Chuck Brown Day

WHEN:
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Back to School Giveaway – 1:00 p.m.
Music Festival – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHO:
The Chuck Brown Band
Trouble Funk
Michelle Blackwell
DJ Kool
Anwan Glover

WHERE:
Chuck Brown Memorial Park
2901 20th Street, NE, Washington DC 20018

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

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About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.