George Clinton headlines Fantasy of Funk music festival
Put on your favorite bell-bottoms and highest platforms and head on over to Seminole Casino Immokalee’s “Fantasy of Funk” festival on Saturday, July 21, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The outdoor event features performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Nouveaux Honkies, Bonerama, Glen David Andrews Band and Boogie Freaks. Attendees will enjoy more than 16 Miami food trucks, costume contests, trivia games and prizes.
“We are excited to host this special event for our players to enjoy legendary and award-winning musicians,” said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. “This is a unique opportunity for area residents and visitors to experience the origins of funk music.”
At 1 p.m., Florida’s own The Nouveaux Honkies will take the stage with a special funk only set. At 3 p.m. brass funk rock band Bonerama will bring New Orleans funk and jazz-flavored numbers to Immokalee. The band was formed by trombonists Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, both of who had been members of Harry Connick Jr.’s big band from 1990 to 2006. Bonerama has been recognized as the “Best Rock Band” by the Big Easy Awards.
George Clinton, the “Godfather of Funk.”
COURTESY PHOTO At 5 p.m. funk/gospel/
R&B act Glen David
Andrews Band will perform. The high-energy ensemble veers from traditional jazz to gospel, rock, blues and funk, all in the same show. Andrews was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2010. He has also been named “Best Male Performer” by the Big Easy Awards and “Best R&B Performer” by the Best of the Beat Awards.
“Godfather of Funk” George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will top off the music festival with an electrifying performance of generation-spanning jams, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
In addition to food trucks, there will be water, sodas, beer and wine for sale. No coolers and no pets. Bring your own chairs. The event takes place rain or shine.
Festival tickets are $25 in advance and are available at the Casino Cage or by calling (800) 218-0007. Player’s Club members will receive a discount and should visit the Player’s Club for more details. Online tickets are $28 and can be purchased at www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Tickets can be purchased the day of the show at the gate for $30. Must be 21 years of age or older. ¦