Remembering a Local Legend

Sam Burns was an institution in the house music scene

For more than four decades, Sam "The Man" Burns kept the DC house music scene alive and thriving. He was a skilled DJ with an impressive musical intuition, knowing exactly how to steer a crowded dance floor into delirium.

Sam was a proud D.C. native, and he worked tirelessly to support his local community, often mentoring younger DJs. At age 63, Sam passed away on March 7, 2020, leaving behind his son Mason and a community of music lovers spanning multiple generations. Continue his legacy by donating to Sam "The Man" Burns Legacy Foundation today.