A daylong public viewing of Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, will he held Tues., May 29 at the historic Howard Theatre in D.C., with a funeral service to follow on Thurs., May 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest.
Brown, 75, who was known for hits that included "Bustin'Loose," died May 16 after being hospitalized for pneumonia.
Brown's public viewing at the theatre, located at 620 T St., NW, will take place from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
The memorial service will be held at the Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Thursday from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.
"The Brown Family, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Events DC and The Howard Theatre have invited fans of the late Go-Go artist Chuck Brown to a series of events memorializing his life and contributions to the District's and the nation's musical and cultural heritage,"an email (from the District) to local news outlets stated. Other details and logistics released by the city are as follows:
The general public is welcome to attend the viewing, which will take place on the first floor of the theatre. Please note: no photography of any kind will be allowed inside of the theatre.
The general public is strongly encouraged to use public transportation for the viewing, as parking will be extremely limited and surrounding streets will be closed.
The Shaw/Howard University Metrorail stop on the Green Line is located a block from the theatre (please exit towards Howard University).
In addition, Metrobus operates buses on several lines along Florida Avenue NW and 7th Street NW near the theatre. To plan your trip by Metrorail or Metrobus, please visit Metro's website at http://www.wmata.com/.