Rock and Roll Hall of Famers George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic Headline Fantasy of Funk Outdoor Festival at Seminole Casino Immokalee
Saturday, July 21, starts at 1 p.m.
Seminole Casino Immokalee
506 South 1st Street
Immokalee, Florida 34142
Put on your favorite bell bottoms and platforms and head on over to Seminole Casino Immokaleeâ€™s â€œFantasy of Funkâ€ festival on Saturday, July 21. The outdoor event features performances by George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Nouveaux Honkies, Bonerama and Glen David Andrews Band. Gourmet food trucks will also be serving up delectable treats throughout the festival.
To kick off the day of funk, Seminole Casino Immokalee will host a free party at its Zig Zag Lounge on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Party-goers with the funkiest outfits will be rewarded with great prizes. Theyâ€™ll also groove to live tunes from blues and R&B group Nouveaux Honkies.
The â€œFantasy of Funkâ€ festival begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, just outside of the casino. More than 10 food trucks from across the state will be on hand.
The Nouveaux Honkies will once again take the stage with a special funk only set. Next, New Orleans brass funk rock band Bonerama will play funk and jazz-flavored numbers. The band was formed by trombonists Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, both of whom had been members of Harry Connick Jr.â€™s big band from 1990 to 2006. Bonerama has been recognized as the â€œBest Rock Bandâ€ by the Big Easy Awards in 2007 and 2010.
Glen David Andrews and his high-powered ensemble will also bring New Orleans funk to Immokalee. The gospel/R&B singer and trombonist veers from traditional jazz to gospel, rock, blues and funk, all in the same show. He was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2010.
At sundown, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic will top off the music festival with an electrifying performance of generation-spanning jams. The band is credited with being one of the most prominent innovators of funk. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. They are also among Rolling Stone Magazineâ€™s list of â€œ100 Greatest Artists of All Timeâ€ (2002), SPIN Magazineâ€™s â€œ50 Greatest Bands of All Timeâ€ (2010), and VH1â€™s list of â€œThe Greatest Artists of All Timeâ€ (2010). They have more than 40 R&B hit singles and three platinum albums.
Festival tickets are $25 in advance and are available at http://www.seminolecasinoevents.com/box5.php, the Casino Cage or by calling 1-800-218-0007. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $30. Playerâ€™s Club members will receive a discount and should visit the Playerâ€™s Club for more details.
No coolers and no pets. Bring your own chairs. Rain or shine.