Virginia Beach Funk Fest is the heart and soul of this weekend, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players.
Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid-to late-1960’s and blends soul music, soulful jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable form of music. Funk brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground.
The musical style was a major influence on the development of 1970’s disco music, and has even impacted house music and hip-hop.
Food, merchandise, and dance contests all contribute to a festive, “funky” vibe!
Friday, August 26
4:30pm preferred viewing gates open
LOOSE ENDS featuring JANE EUGENE
with special guests EU and DJ Heart Attack
Saturday, August 27
4pm preferred viewing gates open
with special guests Midnight Star and DJ Heart Attack
General admission to the Virginia Beach Funk Fest Beach Party is free, but capacity is limited.
For our guests desiring a closer, more comfortable viewing experience, we offer a ticketed Preferred Viewing section.
The Preferred Viewing ticket is a two-day pass providing a closer viewing area (patrons bring their own beach chairs), dedicated portable restrooms, and a cash bar. Preferred Viewing admission is guaranteed, while general admission is limited and strictly first-come, first-served.
Preferred Viewing tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 9th at 9:00am ET. Every patron must have a ticket.
This year’s festival will be held on a different site on the beach at 24th Street. New Virginia Beach event guidelines designed to provide a safe festival-going experience include limited entry gates, a clear boardwalk and adjacent areas for use as emergency exits, and limited crowd capacity.
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