WASHINGTON, D.C. - This weekend's Opening Act was The Chuck Brown Band, nicknamed "The Godfather of Go Go." Chuck Brown is the undisputed sole founder and creator Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 70’s , and the only form of expressive culture to originate in the District of Columbia.
Brown went on to have several Billboard charting hits including "Bustin Loose" and "We Need Some Money," and he even received a Grammy nomination for a song with Jill Scott and Marcus Miller on "We Got This" in 2010.
Chuck Brown passed away on May 16, 2012. Chuck Brown Memorial Park opened on August 22, 2014. The Chuck Brown Band, who toured the world with the Godfather carries the torch and keeps the beat and legacy alive.
The band performed at the John F. Kennedy Center on the Millennium Stage. The Millennium stage is now celebrating their 21st season and welcomes all to celebrate cultural heritage in the most inclusive, accessible way possible. The Millennium Stage is the only place in the U.S. that offers a free performance every day of the year that is streamed on the Internet.