“As Funky as you wanna be!” The 4th annual Long Beach Funk Festival returns to the streets of downtown Long Beach on Saturday, August 18th with tons of music to listen to, beers to drink, and dancing in the streets.

Summer And Music is at it again and this year event organizer Bobby Easton and the SAM team have put together another amazing line-up. The Family Stone, minus Sly of course, along with the Brides of Funkenstein, ex-Family Stone members, will headline the event alongside a host of other great acts including the talented Dennis Coffey, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Monophonics, Zootzilla, Bootsy Girls, and Long Beach’s very own Sea Funk Brass Band.

All these amazing bands PLUS Brasil Baile Funk with Gisella and DJ Potira, Spankie Valentine, and more. Once again the professor of Funk, Rickey Vincent, will MC the event who has been a staple the past 3 years. Of course the festival is 100% FREE and ALL AGES, so bring the kids and let them dip their feet in the funk at the Kid’s Zone of Funkativity while you enjoy a nice cold pint in Beachwood BBQ‘s beer garden!

Of course if ALL this is just not enough to satisfy, local samba/funk powerhouse Delta Nove will be hosting the official after party jam session at Harvelle’s, just steps away from the festival!

Here is a video of the Sea Funk Brass Band at the SAM kick-off event, plus more coverage from LAST years funk fest to get you going!


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Shea Newkirk

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Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of LongBeachIndependent.com and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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