Shout out to Cheryl "Cee-Cee" Hardy (Festival Director) and DJ Divine (Soulstew Entertainment)!

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.
Kalorama Park
3pm - 4pm