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Virginia Beach FunkFest - Aug 28 2009 - Aug 29 2009

Published: August 14, 2009
FunkFest - Aug 28 2009 - Aug 29 2009

Location: 24th Street Park in Virginia Beach

FunkFest celebrates the music generated over the years by such influential legends as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players.

Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid-to late-1960’s when African-American musicians blended soul music, soul jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground. Funk music was a major influence on the development of 1970’s disco music, and has even impacted house music and hip-hop.

FunkFest will feature bands in free concerts on the 24th Street Stage. Food, merchandise, and dance contests will contribute to a festive, “funky” vibe in the park!

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, August 28, 2009:

7:00pm-7:45pm, Strictly Bizzness

8:00pm-8:45pm, Seed Is...

9:15pm-10:45pm, Midnight Star

 

Saturday, August 29, 2009:

1:00pm-3:30pm, DJ

4:00pm-5:00pm, Battle of the Funk Bands 2nd Place Winner

5:30pm-6:30pm, Battle of the Funk Bands Winner