Because parking is extremely limited around the convention center, organizers are urging Brown fans wishing to attend the service to use public transportation, including Metrorail's Mount Vernon Square station on the Green and Yellow lines, Metrobus and the D.C. Circulator's Union Station-Georgetown route, which stops at Mount Vernon Square.
Doors will open at 10 a.m. Thursday for the memorial service, which will start at noon. But doors will be closed when the 14,500-person capacity is reached.
According to the office of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, the following people are slated to attend the service: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D), D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), Dr. Michael Freeman of Spirit of Faith Church, who will deliver the eulogy, Donnie Simpson, Doug E. Fresh, Mike Epps, Ledisi, Kindred the Family Soul, Tom Joyner, Raheem DeVaughn, Sugar Bear, Omarosa, Cliff Jones, Tye Tribbett, Big G, Huggy Lowdown, Chris Paul, Rock Newman, members of The Chuck Brown Band and more who have yet to be announced.
Scenes from Tuesday's celebration and viewing of Chuck Brown at the Howard Theatre: