The official music of D.C. will soon have a museum.
Organizers of Don’t Mute DC, members of the go-go community and elected D.C. leaders unveiled plans for the museum at a ceremony on Wednesday.
A ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of the mobile museum and a groundbreaking announced the construction of a physical museum at Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE in the historic Anacostia neighborhood, according to a release.
The museum’s purpose is twofold. First, to preserve the history and culture of go-go music in the District, the release said. Second, to serve as a safe space for the city’s youth who need a positive outlet, Ronald Moten, co-founder of Don’t Mute DC said.