DC celebrates 8th annual Chuck Brown Day

It's that time of the year again when the DMV celebrates an icon, Chuck Brown.

Brown is also known as the Godfather of Go-Go.

Thousands gathered at the Chuck Brown Memorial Park on Saturday for food, drinks, giveaways and of course music.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 24 - "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown performs at DAR Constitution Hall, opening for Charlie Wilson. (Photo by Brandon Wu for the Washington Post) Freelance Photo imported to Merlin on Sun Apr 25 10:11:02 2010

"Chuck Brown set the standard here for all the other bands," said an attendee.

The free event hosted by The Chuck Brown Foundation and D.C.'s department of Parks and Recreation welcomed go-go bands from Rare Essence, UCB and The Chuck Brown Band.

Rapper and beatboxer Doug-E-Fresh also made and appearance at the 8th annual event.

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"Chuck Brown means everything to me. I used to save my lunch money and not eat lunch during the week just to save my money and go to the Howard Theatre," said D.C. native Shawnee Buckner.

Most people have a Chuck Brown story, others have art.

"Chuck Brown was performing live on stage at the DC Convention center and I shot a photograph of him. This is the photograph turned into a painting," said artist, Oliver Johnson.

WASHINGTON DC--FEBRUARY 19:Martin Luther King Elementary school fifth grader Precious Moore(L) hit a note while she played with Chuck Brown during Reading Is Fundamental event in honor of Black History Month on February 19 2010 in Washington DC (Phot

Director of D.C. Parks and Recreation, Delano Hunter, estimates about 4,000 people in attendance.

Hunter says the turnout shows the love and impact Brown has on the city.

"Chuck Brown and what he stood for was inclusivity and bringing folks together and I think we need a little more of that these days," said Hunter.

Attendee, Michael Monk says, "Chuck Brown represents everything about DC when it comes to the music and the community and the love of the art."

In honor of Brown, the city proclaimed August 22 as the official Chuck Brown Day.

Brown passed away 10 years ago. He would've been 86 on Monday.