Fred Wesley & The New JB's "Soul Power" - They perform at 9:30pm tonite @ LBC Funk Fest
If you love the funk, have some free time today, and are anywhere in SoCal you should drive over to the city of Long Beach (aka the LBC) for the third annual, all day, free Long Beach Funk Fest with a constant flow of performances starting at 1pm and running through til 11pm tonight from such acts as Steve Arrington (formerly of Slave and recently collaborating with Dam Funk), and Fred Wesley & The New JB's. And best of all the festival is a free event!
Other performers today will include Ronkat Spearman's Katdelic, Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters, Str8 Fonk feat. Patryce 'Choc'let' Banks, Delta Nove, Pinot, Lil Big Ups feat. Lonnie 'Meganut' Marshall, and The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown. Additionally the Sea Funk Brass Band will be parading throughout the festival today, and there will also be several dance performances, Kid's Zone of Funkativity activities and drumming, vendors, and other activities to keep all occupied. And all day DJs will be spinning in both the DJ tent and at the Armadillo stage. Official after party funk jam session starts at 11:30pm in the Rhythm Lounge at 245 Pine Avenue in Long Beach and goes til closing time.
The 3rd Annual Long Beach Funk Fest. is a free, all ages event & officially runs from 1pm-11pm today (August 20th, 2011) but, if at all possible, you should try and get there by noon, when the DJs start, and to secure a good spot for the day. Click here for directions, exact set times, & other info.