George Clinton, the _Godfather of Funk,_ to Perform at Seminole Casino Immokalee_s Inaugural _Fantasy of Funk_ Along with Other Award-Winning Musicians, July 21
Published on Jul. 18 2012
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Outdoor music festival includes Miami Food Trucks, live entertainment, costume contests, games, prizes and more
Jul. 21 2012
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.
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 whom 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.
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.
At 7 p.m., the funkiest-dressed attendees will be invited on stage for the ultimate costume contest. The winner will receive a grand prize, along with bragging rights.
The _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. This celebrated band is 26 members strong, fully prepared to bring dance fever to Southwest Florida. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. They are also among Rolling Stone Magazine_s list of _100 Greatest Artists of All Time_ (2002), SPIN Magazine_s _50 Greatest Bands of All Time_ (2010), and VH1_s list of _The Greatest Artists of All Time_ (2010). They have more than 40 R&B hit singles and three platinum albums.
DJ Ramo G will also spin the latest hits in between stage acts. Additionally, Y100 Miami, 98.9 The Beach, 95.3 The River, and 105.5 The Beat will provide entertainment with music, games and giveaways. The Miami Food Trucks will serve up delectable treats throughout the festival. They include Chef On 4 Wheels, ChurroMania, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, Kitchen Kabab, Kona Ice, Lan on the Go, Miami Spice Grill, Mobile Culinary Kitchen, Nosh Truck, Out of Many, Roly Poly, Roy_s BabyBacks, South Beach Concession, Tango Grill and Waffleosophy. In addition to food trucks, there will be water, sodas, beer and wine for sale. No coolers and no pets. Bring your own chairs. Rain or shine.
Festival tickets are $25 in advance and are available at the Casino Cage or by calling 1-800-218-0007. 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.
To kick off the day of funk, Seminole Casino Immokalee will host a free party at its Zig Zag Lounge on Friday, July 20, from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. 95.3 The River_s on air personality Amy Lynn will host the evening_s events. From 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., attendees can register to participate in contests. There_ll also be pet rock decorating, temporary tattoos, a 1970s trivia contest, a Rubik_s cube race and more. Party-goers outfitted in their best will be rewarded with great prizes. They_ll also groove to live tunes from The Nouveaux Honkies and disco band Boogie Freaks.
Also in the Zig Zag Lounge on Friday, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., the casino celebrates ladies with complimentary cocktails and hors d_oeuvres, great prizes and giveaways. Ladies must be Seminole Casino Players Club members (membership is free). Must be 21 years of age or older.
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