URGENT UPDATE - July 4th Event Canceled

We miss you and hope that you are well. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Mayor's Special Events Task Group (MSETG) shall not consider any special event permit requests for events during the public health emergency (currently authorized through July 24, 2020).

We regrettably want to share with you all that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling the Capital House Music Festival - Summer Opener scheduled for July 4, 2020. These are extraordinary times and the risks associated with large gatherings are real. This is the safest course for our attendees, artists, dancers, guest, and community. We hope to convene again Labor Day Weekend for The Official Summer Closer!

(Tantra, Chosen, Jay Jay and the Legacy of Sam The Man Burns)


The Summer Opener - "Sam The Man Burns Tribute"

April 24, 2020

As a public safety measure and at the guidance of Mayor Bowser's office and DC public health officials, we are postponing the The Official Summer Opener - The Capital House Music Festival - A Tribute to Sam "The Man" Burns to July 4th 2020. We regrettably want to share with our festival goers that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we must move the date.

In its place, we will broadcast a joint collaboration of The Capital House Music Festival and The Club House Reunion, a 48 Hour, all weekend long virtual Marathon "A Tribute to Sam "The Man" Burns"- Beginning Friday May 22nd at midnight to Sunday May 24th 12:00am featuring live-streamed performances and "classic all vinyl" DJ sets from the #CapHouseFest, Club House Reunion DJs and others that played with Sam Burns. The intent is to stream 48 hours continuously.

The decision to transition "America's House Party" from a mass in-person gathering to a virtual one this year was not an easy one. Attendance and reviews of our events where incredible, we want nothing more than to get together with our fellow House Music lovers in person. However, in consideration of the extraordinary times we are in, and the possibility of transmission via large gatherings, we chose the safest course of action for our festival-goers, guest performers, vendors, and all that love House Music. You are House Music!

We intend to pay tribute to him with a weekend of events including proclamations, a memorial service, CapFest, The Clubhouse Reunion plus other events and festivities. We are working with his family, their foundation, the Mayor's Office, DC partners and fans to pay homage to the life and legacy of DC's legendary Sam "The Man" Burns.

We hope to break cabin fever and have you out in the park for our free event "CapFest - America's House Party" on July 4th, 2020. We will accept donations and will be contributing the proceeds of any donations to charity. We will be in touch over the coming weeks with more concrete details.

You are in our thoughts, please take care of yourselves. Abide by public health directives and advice. Remember, "It's about the music!

CapHouseFest (DJs - Chosen, Tantra and Jay Jay) and The Samuel Andre Burns Legacy