U Street Movie Series showing Chuck Brown Concert filmed at 9:30 Club in 2001


From an email:

“In 2001, there was a tribute concert to Chuck Brown at the 9:30 Club. We are honored to show this movie the same week that his final album is being released (on 8/19), and the ribbon cutting for Chuck Brown Park (Friday morning 8/22). Gates open at 7 with a DJ playing till dark.

Timber Pizza from Union Kitchen will be selling pizza from their truck (with a % of the sales being donated to Friends of Harrison Rec Center). The just released album will be on sale outside the park. Pick up a copy of the new Chuck Brown “Beautiful Life” CD with new songs by Chuck Brown and new songs by The Chuck Brown Band. Also available are 2 new Chuck T-Shirts. The movie portion will start with a short documentary on GoGo, and then a showing of Chuck Brown playing his tribute concert.

U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars to show Chuck
Brown: Put Your Hands Up! (filmed live at the 9:30 club 2001)

WHO: Admission is free and donations are always welcome and appreciated
(Metro highly recommended)

WHAT: Chuck Brown: Put Your Hands Up! (filmed live at the 9:30 club,
2001)– FREE outdoor movie

WHERE: Harrison Recreation Center – 1300 V St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

WHEN: August 20, 2014 – Movie to begin after sundown (August 27 – rain date)”

2 Comment

  • Thanks for mentioning this. I know a couple weeks back in the post about Big G being stabbed, which devolved into a “discussion” about Go-Go, there were some people who said they’d never heard a Go-Go song and others who were quite satisfied with being ignorant about the genre. For those interested, Chuck Brown is the best place to start.

  • So cool! Thanks for posting! His death truly marked the end of an era. He was such a force in this city!

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