Washington, DC - Saturday, August 18, 2012 will mark a significant date in both Washington, DC and music history as more than ten (10) bands take the state at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for an all day tribute to the recently deceased Godfather of Go Go and Washington, DC icon, Chuck Brown, just days before what would have been his 76th birthday. Just two (2) months ago, thousands of people including celebrities, government officials, media outlets, band member of the Go Go community and fans alike came to this very venue to pay their respects to Chuck Brown at his funeral, one of the biggest in Washington, DC to date.
Chuck Brown Day, which begins at 3:00pm, will feature old and new Go Go band performances with partial proceeds going to The Chuck Brown Foundation, a non-profit formed to continue work that Brown felt passionate about; Education, Homelessness and Reentry into society after incarceration. An event of this magnitude hasn't occurred since Go Go LIVE at the Capital Centre in 1987. This monumental red carpet event is designed to attract people from both inside and across the borders of DC, as well as generational lines, to witness this official Chuck Brown Day tribute to the Godfather of Go Go and the genre that has been the musical heartbeat of Washington, DC for more than 40 years spanning generations of fans. Although the genre of music generally has little to no familiarity outside of the DMV (DC|MD|VA) area, Go Go continues to evolve and is being recognized and sampled more today by national and international artists.
The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium presents Chuck Brown Day hosted by R&B crooner Christopher Williams and Chuck Brown's daughter, KK. Performances include EU featuring Sugar Bear, The Original Soul Searchers, Suttle Thought, Trouble Funk, Junkyard, Backyard, Ayre Rayde, India Arie, Dwele, Calvin Richardson and other special surprise guests. This will be the first time The Original Soul Searchers, the band that put Chuck Brown and Go Go music on the map with hits like "Bustin' Loose" and "We Need Some Money," and other bands have performed together in years. This show is for all music lovers to mark on the calendar. There will also be performances to pay homage to the fallen Go Go soldiers. Performances just added include Hot Cold Sweat, Ms. Yendy & the Affiliated Project, VYBE Band, DC's own songstress Reesa Renee as well as the WHAT BAND with more acts to be announced! "It's going to be a BLACK OUT in the city," says Tubb of Tubb Entertainment, one of the sponsors of the event. There is no other event to attend August 18. Chuck Brown Day is the only destination for all ages, young and old, to come together for one purpose, Chuck Brown.
Kappstone Media, LLC will present The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium which focuses on delivering messages of Education, Empowerment and Restoration in a fun and uplifting environment. The symposium is the first of its kind in Washington, DC with three (3) days of workshops providing personal and professional enrichment for attendees in an entertaining and engaging environment with educational, informational and motivational roundtable discussions. The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium has a distinguished list of panelists including Russell Simmons (Philantropist|Mogul), Rev Run Simmons (Inspirational Speaker), Tia Smith (Director of Programming & Production for TVOne), John Thompson III (Head Basketball Coach of Georgetown University), Mitzi Miller (Editor & Chief of JET Magazine), Darrell Barnes (Motivational Speaker), Glenn Ivey (Former State Attorney of Maryland), Kelvin Boston (Financial Journalist), Lt Col Tyra Sellers (The US Army), Ty Gray-El (Author of Breath of my Ancestors), Lt Col Fife (The US Army), Angela Franco (Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and additional panelists as well. Other events include Angela Simmons, Kevin Durant, Dwele, Jeff Majors, Calvin Richardson, Allure, Nonchalant, Seven Sons of Soul and more.
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, The Cherry Lounge, DTLR locations and the Washington Convention Center.
On August 6, 2012, there will be an official press conference with the final surprises and information on the Chuck Brown Day Celebration as well as the Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium contact Platinum Image Ent Group for more details and press interviews.
WHAT: The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium Presents Chuck Brown Day
WHEN: Saturday | August 18, 2012 | 4:00pm - 2:00am
WHERE: Washington DC Convention Center | 801 Mount Vernon Place NW | Washington, DC 20001
DETAILS: Doors Open @ 3:00pm | Red Carpet @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm
TICKETS: $40 General Admission | $60 VIP Seating
TICKET LOCATIONS: Washington Convention Center | 801 Mount Vernon Place NW | Washington, DC 20001
Ayre Rayde (Go Go) | Backyard Band (Go Go) | Bela Dona (Go Go) | Black Alley (Go Go) | Calvin Richardson (R&B) | Christopher Williams (R&B) | Da Mixx Band (Go Go) | Dwele (R&B) | EU feat Sugar Bear (Go Go) | Hot Cold Sweat (Go Go) | India Arie (R&B) | Junkyard Band (Go Go) | Ms Yendy & the &ffiliated Project (Go Go), Original Soul Searchers (Go Go) | Reesa Renee (R&B) | Suttle Thoughts (Go Go) | Trouble Funk (Go Go) | VYBE Band (Go Go) | WHAT BAND (Go Go) & more surprises to be announced
Belleza de Terra | Direct TV | Empowerment Movement | Ginger & Liz | Given | Kapstone Media | NAI Michael | Platinum Image Ent Group | Schwinn | Spotlight Entertainment | The Cherry Lounge | Tubb Entertainment | US Army | Vitamin Water
Afro Newspaper | AR | BET | Go Go Radio | JET Magazine | Radio One | The World Network
About Platinum Image Ent Group
Platinum Image Entertainment Group (PIEG) is a boutique entertainment firm that represents celebrity clientele within the Fashion, Film, Music, Sports and Entertainment industries as well as charities and foundations. Platinum Image specializes in Celebrity Procurement, Special Event Production & Publicity, Fashion Consulting, Lifestyle & Image Branding, Personal Entertainment PR and much more. www.YourPlatinumImage.com
About The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium
Our theme boldly resonates EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT & RESTORATION in the community. This annual event is a platform necessary to help re-establish the value of maintaining a collective and responsible community while exploring creative ideas and providing educational and professional development vital to the success of future generations. ¨The annual Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium will consist of three (3) full days of educational, informational and motivational symposiums and roundtable discussions coupled with a diverse music experience that effectively depicts the rich cultural diversity of our communities.
About Chuck Brown Day
An annual event that will pay homage to the Godfather of Go Go Chuck Brown, as he paved the way for a great deal of artists in the nation's capital and beyond. Go Go should be recognized globally and fusing a diverse group of individuals for one event will aid in its national recognition. Chuck Brown Day is dedicated to raise money in honor of the Chuck Brown Foundation and eventually to begin the building process for the Go Go Hall of Fame. This event will generate satisfaction from all generations of Go Go and music lovers.