Funk Parade is This Saturday! Here’s What You Need To Know


This is how a community comes together. After learning about the possibility that Funk Parade wouldn’t take place this year, it’s amazing to see how we all were able to come together to ensure that the show would go on — and this Saturday, it’s doing down.

ACADEMY OF FUNK – This whole week we are hosting performances, classes and lectures as part of our Academy of Funk series. Please check out what’s going on and RSVP through Knowledge Commons to reserve your spot.

FESTIVAL LINE UP & PROGRAMMING – Click here to get the full festival line up, programming details and times of all your favorite acts. Also we will be releasing our FREE App this week which provides you a hand held interactive way to find out what is going on Saturday. (keep an eye on our website and social media for those updates)

FESTIVAL WRISTBAND – This year we are offering a $10 Festival Wristband as a way to help contribute to a sustainable model that will allow us to pay artists fairly going forward. The wristband will be accepted at over 20 venues (check the link to see participating venue). It’s a nice way to show your support for the artist community and will allow you priority access into venues and hopefully let you skip some lines when they form. If you purchase a wristband you can redeem your wristband at the festival on Saturday (see details in link) –

LINCOLN SHOWCASE – For the first time ever Funk Parade has teamed up with Trillectro to co-program a showcase at the Historic Lincoln Theatre. Tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 day of. If you purchase a ticket to this stellar showcase featuring Ari Lennox, Mannywellz, Dreamcast, Ayes Cold, Native Sun, and Underdog you can also grab a free Festival Wristband in the lobby.

Lincoln Showcase Ticket Link:

ALL OVER YOUR CITY: Another big first is that there will be Funk Parade affiliated events happening all over the city on May 12th. Check out the Line Up Page above to see what affiliated shows might be happening in your neighborhood.

SPREAD THE WORD – Follow us and share what we’re sharing on social media.

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Twitter – @FunkParade

Check Out the Funk Parade Playlist (which will be added to our app upon its release):


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