The FunkFest Beach Party 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.
This event is free and open to the public. We will be offering preferred-viewing two-day passes through Ticketmaster.
The FunkFest Beach Party will take place on a stage on the beach at 24th Street.
Food, merchandise, and dance contests all contribute to a festive, “funky” vibe!
Headlining on Saturday night will be The Gap Experience. Gospel, funk, rock, and country influences, combined with the stage presence that gave birth to the legendary group "The Gap Band," flows through The Gap Experience's founding members. The core group who wrote, recorded, and toured the world as The Gap Band are bringing the original rhythm and funk back as The Gap Experience. Thrill to the hits "Outstanding," "Burn Rubber on Me," "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Early in the Morning," "Yearning for Your Love," and "All of My Love" as performed by original band members who toured the world and blazed the charts.
The Gap Experience
Friday, August 25
6:00pm-7:30pm, DJ Heart Attack
8:00pm-9:00pm, Chuck Brown Tribute Band
9:30pm-10:45pm, Midnight Star
Saturday, August 26
5:30pm-6:30pm, DJ Heart Attack
6:30pm-7:30pm, The Fuzz Band
8:00pm-9:00pm, TFC Band
9:30pm-10:45pm, The Gap Experience
Parking is conveniently located in the 25th Street Municipal Garage
336 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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