Arts + Culture,

We Want The Funk Festival

Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019
August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Friday, December 6 – 7:30 pm
The Fatback Band
THE FATBACK BAND is one of the most acclaimed disco, soul and funk groups to have ever emerged from America. Hugely influential and still playing live shows that blow audiences away, they are an original group from New York City who has put out a total of more than 35 albums. Along the way they have had countless hits, have served up many club anthems and have been to the White House, as well as having their music featured on cult TV shows like The Sopranos and Sky TV UK’s

Friday, December 6 – 9:00 pm
The Ohio Players
The Ohio Players came into musical prominence in the 1970s as pioneers of street funk and underground R&B. After signing with Mercury Records in 1974 through 1977 The Ohio Players landed three consecutive platinum albums “Skin Tight, “Fire”, and “Honey”. Two number-one singles on the billboard pop charts “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster” and five number-one R&B singles “Funky Worm”,” Fire”,” Sweet Sticky Thing”, “Love Rollercoaster,” and “Who’d She Coo”.

Saturday, December 7 – 8:00pm
Average White Band
One of the top Soul, R & B, and Jazz-Funk groups alive. First known for the timeless instrumental hit Pick Up the Pieces, the band’s future would lie in its diverse songwriting and unique approach, defying strict adherence to any one facet of rhythm & blues. Stretching across several gold & platinum albums and triple Grammy nominations with the legendary Atlantic label, they were the first Brits to simultaneously top the US Top 100 Singles, Albums, and R&B charts, before gathering similar UK and international honors.

After party with Guest DJ

You can have the complete FUNK weekend experience for just $79-see all three performance and after party.

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