FunkFest Festival

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Last updated: March 11, 2023

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, and Sly and the Family Stone.

Merchandise, food, and dance contests contribute to the funky vibe of Funk Fest, and there’s plenty of fun and entertainment for everyone in the park.

Funk is an American musical style that started in the late 1960s when African-American musicians started experimenting with the combination of soul food, R&B, and jazz into one rhythmic and danceable new music genre.

Today, it's enjoyed by all walks of life!

Funk was a major contributor to the sounds of disco, house music, and eventually hip-hop.

Things To Know about 2023 FunkFest

  • Location: 24th Street Stage
  • Date: August 25-26
  • FREE
  • Open To The Public

Entertainers at FunkFest this year

*Will be announced soon!*

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Friday, August 25, 2023 to Saturday, August 26, 2023
Event date: 
Friday, August 25, 2023 - 6:30pm to Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 10:00pm
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