Long Beach Funk Fest 2012
The 4th annual Long Beach Funk Fest. Sustaining Our Future Through Funk.
Don't miss the 4TH annual Long Beach Funk Fest! Saturday August 18, all ages and FREE. 12pm-11pm
Presented by DLBA (Downtown Long Beach Association) as part of SAM (Summer and Music) concert series!
FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES:
The Family Stone
Brides of Funkenstein
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Sea Funk Brass Band
Guitar Sallye and Tamah aka Bootsy Girls
Gisella Ferreira and Baile Funk from Brazil
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...and MUCH more to be announced! Plus dj's, live painting, art exhibit, dancers, kid's zone, vendors, and LOTS of funk
* New funk bands and musicians!*Guess DJ's!*plus more!"Long Beach Funk Fest is all about the funk, the whole funk, and nuttin but the funk!
"Past performers include: Mandrill, Dawn Silva, Ladies of P Funk, Jimmy Castor, Charles Wright, Fred Wesley and the New JB's, Steve Arrington, The Original Stone City Band, Leo Nocentelli (Meters), Zigaboo Modeliste (Meters), The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown, Breakestra, Delta Nove, Katdelic, Patryce 'Choc'let' Banks of GCS, Weapon of Choice, Slapbak, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Orgone, Danny Bedrosian's Secret Army, Babystone, OO Soul, Pinot, plus lots of stellar dj's, artists, dancers, and lots more." www.lbfunkfest.com
*ART GALLERY with funk themed art and memorabilia!
*LIVE ART: painting and drawing!
*Art Curated by: EFREN LUNA
Founder, Director at Art Music and Culture (A.M.C)
*Projection art by: Aphidoidea! www.aphidoidea.com
* Art and Memorabilia at Z Gallery with VIP and beer garden. (with access through both Pine Avenue and promenade)
*Live Painting by:
DIEGO “YEYO” AGUIRRE/ESTELA GAMA/ZUUELA FORCE/FABI MUNGUIA/MARISOL DE LAS CASAS/EFRAIN MARTINEZ/SANDRA LOPEZ-LAGUNA/RICK RODRIGUEZ/MONICA CUYTO/CRYSTAL DE LA TORRE/OCTAVIO “OCHO” VARGAS/GERTRUDE ERIN GRAYSON IV/RONALD DEL CID/DEAN BARDOS/AARON HERNANDEZ/JOSE LOZA/HELEN LUNA/MeR/CHRIS STRONG/THU-HOUNG NGUYEN/RAYMOND/RONALD G. KINGSLY/MUEL/JESUS “CHUYMOSCA” MARTINEZ/JAG ART/MIGS ONE/PACO VAZQUEZ/ALEX RIOS/KRISTINE ARISMENDY/BEN SWENSON/ALANNA MARCELLETTI/LISA MICHELLE GARRETT/ALAN KOCHARIAN/LEVI GADSON/DANIEL GALINDO/EIRE/ALEJANDRO NAVIA/NURIA OH/SCUBA SAM........and MANY MANY MORE!!!
TO PARTICIPATE IN PAINTING LIVE OR EXHIBITING FUNK THEMED ART & MORE INFO please contact:
Art, Music & Culture
"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." www.lbfunkfest.com
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