FunkFest Festival Website
If you’re ready to jam and dance at the beach, then you’ll enjoy the FunkFest Festival. The annual August event celebrates the music of influential funk legends such as James Brown, George Clinton, Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players, Sly and the Family Stone.
The event is free and held at the 24th Street Stage. Merchandise, food and dance contests contribute to the vibe of Funk Fest and there’s plenty of fun for everyone in the park.
Funk is an American musical style that originated in the late 60s when African-American musicians began combining soul food, R&B and jazz into a rhythmic and danceable new music genre. Funk was a major contributor to disco, house music and hip-hop.
For this year's dates and times, check out: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/festivals/funkfest.