Friday, July 05, 2013
Must-See Long Beach Funk Fest Acts - OC Weekly
The Long Beach Funk Fest has become a great tradition in downtown Long Beach. Over the last four years, immense respect has been paid to the pioneers of funk who essentially laid the groundwork for the wealth of hip-hop and soul that followed in its wake. Without many of these performers, we would be wallowing in a strange, soulless place (Well, at least stranger and soullesser than we got now). This year is no exception to the tradition with a sturdy lineup of bonafide funk greats ready to sweat it out with the masses on Pine Avenue on Saturday. The Funk Fests commitment to preservation of these great sounds should not be taken for granted. And if that isn't enough there will be fire dancers, DJs and fireworks. Here's to many more years.