Celebrate Chuck Brown Day August 20

Chuck Brown Foundation Marks Back-to-School With Backpack Giveaway

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The 8th Annual Chuck Brown Day commemorates the life legacy and music of DC legend – the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown ugust 20.

Every year, the celebration features musical performances by the Chuck Brown Band and others. Bring a chair or a blanket and join UCB, Rare Essence, Doug E Fresh and of course: the Chuck Brown Band.

There will be food trucks on site and a kids activities area. This year, the Chuck Brown Foundation will be giving out free backpacks for the kids.

Chuck Brown  (August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012) was a music legend that took the spirit and culture of DC across the world. In creating Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul, Brown pioneered a form of expressive culture that represented the artistic, unapologetic soul of DC.

Foreshadowing rap and many of the major popular R&B styles of the past three decades, Chuck’s signature style earned him a place in American musical royalty. In honor of his legacy, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DC DPR) celebrates Chuck Brown Day annually on his birthday weekend.

Join the celebration Saturday, August 20 at Chuck Brown Memorial Park (2901 20th St. NE). Backpack giveaway starts at 1 p.m. with a celebration from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.