The Official Circle City Band
Venue Address (Get Directions)Long Beach Funk Fest
Date and Time
Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 12:00pm
Long Beach is indeed a special place, and there have been many funky things going on here over the years, and there had yet to be a 100% funk festival in the LBC, until WE put on the first LB Funk Fest in the summer of 2009. The Long Beach Funk Fest has manifested to bring an event of uncut funk magnitude to Long Beach.
This is not a jazz funk fest. This is not a hip hop funk fest. This is not an old skool show. It’s not a rock festival with a few funky bands. This is all funk and nuttin but the funk. This is a festival to bring together funk fans old and new, to show where funk came from and where it’s going.
Our goal is to bring the funk music community together (musicians and fans) and invoke the spirit of the great 70′s funk fests, and to help nurture and develop funk’s acceptance and acknowledgment as a complete North American musical genre. Much in the way jazz and blues are considered “American art forms”, funk is American music too, our music, and has influenced countless other genres, musicians, and people around the world…
The Long Beach Funk Fest is a green-driven festival, involving green sponsors and educating in ways to live with less impact on our environment. We strive to have the bulk of vendors and partners come from green companies and organizations. The Long Beach Funk Fest also helps to raise funds towards music education in Long Beach. This is a community-based event, involving the community and giving back to the community.
Each year the artist lineup is hand picked to reflect the mission of the LBFF. We also feature many prominent LA area dj’s spinning funk all day/night long between bands and at the dj tent. Visual art is also heavily featured, including many live paintings taking place throughout the festival site. Be on the lookout for possible pre/after parties for the funk fest. We know like the last two years, many funk fans will be coming from out of town and even from other countries, so we want them to have options to make it a full weekend. There are many hotel options within walking distance in the downtown area. There are also several amazing restaurants, shops, and public attractions all within walking distance of the festival site. Long Beach is an amazing place to visit with so much stuff to do. Here it is!!! The lineup for Funk Fest, Saturday July 6 2013
Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band
Bernie Worrell Orchestra
Circle City Band
Henry + the Invisibles
and more to be announced!!! Vendors, art, dj’s, dance, community.
Sustaining our future through funk
Come celebrate the Funk of July with us!