Last May, DC and the music world lost an icon. Over his career, Chuck Brown became synonymous with Go-Go, DC, and live performances. His stage presence and bright personality shined through with every performance; putting many new acts to shame. So it is only fitting for the city he put on the map to honor him by opening a music venue in his name.
With Brown's family in attendance, Mayor Vincent Gray signed the bill creating the Chuck Brown monument into law. The Chuck Brown Music Pavilion will be built in the Langdon Park, located near 20th and Franklin streets, northeast. When the pavilion opens this summer, tourist and locals will learn about the Godfather of Go-Go's life and legacy. And should expect performers to pay tribute to the man that paved a way for them to play on the stage.