The Go-Go All Stars donated their time and talents kicking off the concert with a lesson for the youth in attendance. Experience Unlimited's (E.U.)'s lead speaker and bass player, Gregory "Sugar Bear" Elliot, explained "This is where it all began" as he led the band into a cover of Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Mister Magic." Not many held onto their seats as the infectious beat rolled into the night causing hip-swaying and shoulder-rocking from attendants of all ages who gathered in support of "Teach the Beat."
Per Deborah Menkart of Teaching for Change, many of the teachers who participated in the previous "Evolution of the Go-Go Beat in Washington, D.C." have since submitted several lesson plans to be test-piloted this school year.