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July 2013

Funktasm with Little Leroy

July 2, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get ready to be funkadelicised.

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Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

July 2, 2013 @ 7:20 pm - 8:45 pm

Think Parliament/Funkadelic, Galactic, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Brownout. Purveyors of original Funk since 2002, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band zoomed onto festival stages nationwide, fueled by a heavy mix of powerful original compositions, triumphant horns, laid back grooves and heavy backbeats. Having fun and feeling good is the philosophy of this 5 piece band, and colorful costumes and interactive stage personalities are all part of the show.  Proclaiming that their goal is to shake the world, one cheek…

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July 2015
FREE

BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION

July 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Sponsor: AMP Concerts

URBAN FUNK. Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk. Ryan White, of the Oregonian, says the band is “tight enough (and hot enough) to turn coal into a diamond!” The band is led by trombone powerhouse, Big Sam Williams, formerly the trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who the San Francisco Chronicle calls “the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz.” Big Sam refuses to let the audience sit still. Between the…

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August 2015
FREE

RUMPFUNCTIOUS

August 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

R&B. FUNK. SOUL. First and foremost, Rumpfunctious is a dance band.  They feature funk and R&B. and are comprised of some of the best musicians anywhere. Featuring Rum Rodriguez on Lead Vocals, Ryan Montano on Trumpet, Brant Leeper on Keyboards, Rich Reed on Drums, Donny Tesso on Bass and Little Leroy on Guitar. Last season, they hit a hard funk groove and never let up. We can’t wait to see them again!

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IMPULSE GROOVE FOUNDATION

August 14, 2015 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

FUNK/GROOVE. Led by Brian Hardgroove – bassist of Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductees Public Enemy – Impulse Groove Foundation is Hardgroove’s funk/soul tribute to some of his favorite musical influences. Joining IGF will be singing sensation Kyle Jason ‘The Insane Soul Machine’ from NYC. Hardgroove and Jason last collaborated on funk legend Bootsy Collins’ 2011-12 world tour. Over The Line is the evening’s theme. “I ignore the lines that separate people from each other, I’m over it! It’s gonna be…

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MOON HAT

August 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FUNK. BOOTIE-JAZZ. Kevin “Kookie” Jones created Moonhat’s original music under an influence of styles and genres to create a unique, eclectic and blended sound sensation and funk wonderment. From dancefloor-oriented bootie-jazz to funky beats with soaring solo lines to soulful groove ballads to ease your heart, shake your booty and transform your soul.

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July 2016
FREE

THE BLUSOL BAND

July 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VARIETY. The BluSol band is a 5 piece Premiere Show Band  from Albuquerque New Mexico performing R & B, Funk, Soul, Top 40, Spanish, Country, Latin, Cumbia’s, Rancheras, and Rock. BluSol’s expertly played song list is built with the classics we all grew up with, including songs by Michael Jackson, George Strait, Rick James, Marvin Gaye, Dwight Yoakam, Kool & The Gang, Boz Skaggs, Brooks and Dunn, Earth, Wind and Fire, Selena and so many more. Nothin’ but the greatest dance hits – all night long!

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August 2016
FREE

MERICAN SLANG

August 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FUNK. Inspired by Webster’s Dictionary of American Slang, established in April 2011, Merican Slang is Albuquerque’s premier Funk band. Often described as experimental and unique, Merican Slang’s music has been likened to the JBs and the Meters. Merican Slang’s fan base loves to dance, and they love to party until last call! “Merican Slang makes music inclusive of a variety of red, white and blue genres, with special attention paid to jazz, hip-hop and southern fried boogie.” – Weekly Alibi

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THE STICKY

August 4, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

FUNK. The Sticky is a live funk collective made up of creatives from Santa Fe who are at the top of their craft.  At the center is Vernon T. (Peter) Williams, multi-instrumentalist and Groove Director.  The magical core team of Joie Flare (Jozelle Anderson) on bass and The Change (Amy Lindquist) and Lady K (Katy Kidd) on vocals is rounded out by Helena Handbasket (Angela Gabriel) on percussion & vocals and The Big Cannoli (Marcus DiFillipo) on drumset. The Sticky’s…

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