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The inimitable Chuck Brown will headline this year’s D.C. Statehood event on the West Capitol Lawn next Thursday.

Sponsored by the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, the third annual event will be part speak-out, part concert. Information tables will be out by 12 p.m.; between 4 and 6 p.m., members of the public are invited to contribute to an open mic; at 6 p.m., a panel of statehood experts will speak, and the concert—-with openers Wayna and Uptown XO—- will kick off at 7 p.m. An after party is in the works, too.

Admission is free and open to the public.