FunkFest

Venue
24th Street Park
Address
24th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Virginia Beach City
Date(s)/Time:
Friday, August 22, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014
Event Info: (757) 491-7866
Website www.beachstreetusa.com
FunkFest www.beachstreetusa.com/festivals/funkfest

Funk Fest is the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such 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, soulful 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 take place on a stage on the beach at 24th Street. Food, merchandise, and dance contests all contribute to a festive, "funky" vibe!




Last Updated: 5/21/2014 3:58 PM
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