As we continue to honor Sam, please return to be informed of Upcoming Events including BADASSS Cinema, Underground Soul Solution, and The Salute To Sam! We are planning for an awesome Sam Burns Week 2024.
DJ Divine will do a tribute set honoring Sam "The Man" Burns and his much-celebrated event Underground Soul Solution (USS) right where it all began - in Adams Morgan! Sam's brainchild, Underground Soul Solution (USS) began in March 1991 at a venue called The Opera, (1777 Columbia Rd, NW). He 'invited and challenged people from all walks of life' to come together and dance their troubles away to soulful dance/house music.
Sam held his 'USS' in multiple venues, however, It really 'set ablaze' at State of The Union (U St.) in the mid to late '90s. He later moved the event to the Dupont Circle Area. Underground Soul Solution became a regular Sunday event; people from near and far would travel to attend - many called it Church. His last "service" was at Eighteenth Street Lounge on March 1, 2020; nearly 30 years later, from when it began.
Over his 40+ career, Sam held musical residencies throughout the city, including Kilimanjaro Nightclub which was also in Adams Morgan. As an advocate for DC History, Culture, and Community, Sam was no stranger to this festival.
He has been a featured DJ for many Adams Morgan Days.
Let's Dance in the streets (and the parks) of Adams Morgan in Sam's honor.
3pm - 4pm
We are glad to be in partnership with Kymone Tecumseh Freeman and Ipukekawaii for this 1st Installment of Books & Tattoo series; in support of the forthcoming Black Tattoo Anthology book & documentary by tattoo impresario Little INKPLAY Shop.
*Live Tattoo sessions
*Tribute to Sam "The Man" Burns
*Free with Tattoo ($10 without)
Come out tonight to see what it is all about! 9pm - midnight.
Tune in to wpfwfm.org or
89.3 FM (in the Washington DC region) during the following shows/times:
However you can display the following so that is pleasing to eye..
Thurs. 05/25 2am - 5am EST Hosted by Aphrosoul Lukumi
*Meeting In The Ladies Room
Fri. 05/26 10pm - 12am EST
Hosted by DJ Rita Burns
*House After Dark
Mon/Tue 05/29 12am-2am EST
Hosted by DJPaulHoward
*Music Relief Radio
Tue 05/30 10pm - 12am
Hosted by Rahsaan Jackson
Our first annual Sam "The Man" Burns Week is in the history books.
The week left us with full hearts. We thank all partners, supporters and participants.
We could not have done this without you.
Directions once on the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery:
-Slight right on to Central Ave.
-Pass The Chapel (on the left).
-Follow Central Ave until you are at the 'Section M' sign on the right.
-'Section G' is on the left (sign is not visible).
Walk towards the tree