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Hardee's Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party

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Mike Hilton
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(757) 333-0921

Hardee’s Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party

Featuring Africana Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

August 25-27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Virginia Beach, Virginia – The Hardee’s Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party is the heart and soul of this weekend-long event, featuring music, great food, and arts and crafts on the beach, boardwalk, and park at 24th Street.  

Hardee’s Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party will feature free concerts ON THE BEACH at 24th Street on Friday and Saturday. 

Formed at Kentucky State University in 1976, Midnight Star began as a self-contained party band in the P-Funk/ Earth Wind & Fire mode, and quickly earned a strong live reputation throughout the world. A 1978 New York City showcase inspired Solar Records chief Dick Griffey to sign the group, and early 80’s albums like The Beginning, Standing Together, and Victory gave Midnight Star a chance to hone their chops. The group’s passion and love of the music and their strong desire to keep their fans ultimately satisfied, has shown up in Platinum and Gold as they’ve poured out streams of top 10 and number 1 hits. Midnight Star broke into the 90’s with the smash “Do It (One More Time)” from their Work it Out CD which also featured the sultry ballad “Red Roses.”

The gospel, funk, rock, and country sound influences combined with the stage presence that gave birth to the legendary group “The Gap Band” flows through Gap Experience founding members. The names recognized by the Gap Band nation -- Jimi Macon, Oliver Scott, Raymond Calhoun, Billy Young, Roman Johnson and Terry Scott unite to come to the stage once again.  With them comes the funk…..the original and unique sound of the music adored by The Gap Band fans. The core group who wrote, recorded and toured the world as The Gap Band are bringing the original rhythm and funk back!  Gap Experience members are original band members who toured the world and blazed the charts with amazing hits like Outstanding, Burn Rubber On Me, You Dropped a Bomb On Me, Early In The Morning, Yearning For Your Love and All of My Love.

Africana Virginia Beach is held in the 24th Street Park and boardwalk Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, bringing a plethora of cultural music, dance demonstrations, specialty vendors, and more, to the festival. Africana Virginia Beach activities take place in the 24th Street Park.

A limited number of Preferred Viewing Passes for Hardee’s Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party concerts on the beach will be available for sale at the gate on the Friday and Saturday of the festival, or in advance through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. Preferred Viewing passes offer access to an area right in front of the stage for the best views of all shows.

For more information on Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party, featuring Africana Virginia Beach, visit www.BeachStreetUSA.com or call 757-385-SURF (7873). 

Hardee’s Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party and Africana Virginia Beach 2017 Entertainment Schedule:

Friday August 25

24th Street Beach Stage – FREE

6:00pm-7:30pm, DJ Heart Attack

8:00pm-9:15pm, Chuck Brown Tribute Band

9:30pm-10:45pm, Midnight Star

24th Street Park – FREE

Africana Virginia Beach, presented by New Journal & Guide, 2:00pm-6:00pm

 

Saturday August 26

24th Street Beach Stage – FREE

5:30pm-6:30pm, DJ Heart Attack

6:30pm-7:30pm, The Fuzz Band

8:00pm-9:00pm, TFC Band

9:30pm-10:45pm, The Gap Experience

24th Street Park – FREE

Africana Virginia Beach, presented by New Journal & Guide, Noon-6:30pm

 

Sunday August 27

24th Street Park – FREE

Africana Virginia Beach, presented by New Journal & Guide, Noon-10:00pm

Hardee’s Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party is sponsored by Hardee’s, Southern Auto Group, Optima Health Family Care, Oceanfront Inn, Ocean Storage, Metro PCS, Papa John’s, Bath Fitter, New Journal & Guide, Coca-Cola, 7-11, JenCare Senior Medical Center, the City of Virginia Beach, and is produced by IMGoing.

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