Chuck Brown Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

Chuck Brown Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

Contribute, Participate, Share and Learn

In memory of music icon Chuck Brown, the DC Public Library has established a Go-Go archive to honor, preserve, enjoy and learn from DC's original music.

Go-Go Archive at the Big Ugly Truck Pop-Up
Thursday, August 16 | 7 - 10 pm
14th and U St. NW

Go-Go Archive and Library Takeout at the Fourth Annual Chuck Brown Day
Saturday, August 18 | 3 - 7 pm
Woodridge Library & Chuck Brown Park
18th and Franklin St. NE

Go-Go Pop Up Museum and Panel Discussion
Saturday, August 25th | 1 - 5 pm
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library
We cannot do it alone and need your help -- and your favorite Go-Go memorabilia. 

To create the Chuck Brown/Go-Go music archive, we are looking for materials relating to Chuck Brown, the music he loved, the culture surrounding the genre, and the spaces Go-Go has inhabited. This includes:
  • CDs and audio recordings of Chuck Brown and other Go-Go musicians;
  • flyers and posters;
  • photographs;
  • concert-ticket stubs;
  • videos or DVDs; and
  • letters that describe attending a Chuck Brown/Go-Go concert.
If you would like to contribute to our archive, please contact us at or call at 202-727-2272. All donations require completion of a form granting the DC Public Library ownership of the item without the expectation of payment or any other form of compensation.

Items donated to the archive will be reviewed by library staff. Selected items will be organized, preserved and made accessible to generations to come. By sharing your Go-Go and Chuck Brown memories, students, researchers and historians will be able to access the rich history of the archive free of charge.

Hashtag your Go-Go or Go-Go Archive story with #dcgogoarchive @dcpl