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Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party

Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party
Featuring Africana Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
August 24-26, 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia
The 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.

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

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.

Admission to the Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party is free.

The Bar-Kays are an American soul, R&B, and funk group formed in 1966. The group had dozens of charting singles from the 1960s to the 1980s, including “Soul Finger” (US Billboard Hot 100 number 17, R&B number 3) in 1967, “Son of Shaft” (R&B number 10) in 1972, and “Boogie Body Land” (R&B number 7) in 1980.  The Bar-Kays will take the stage on Friday, August 24, at 9:45pm.

The S.O.S. Band (sometimes written SOS Band; abbreviation for Sounds Of Success) is an American R&B and electro-funk group who gained fame in the 1980s. They are best known for the songs “Take Your Time (Do It Right),” “Just Be Good to Me,” “Tell Me If You Still Care,” and “The Finest.”  The SOS band will perform on Saturday, August 15, at 9:45pm.

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

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday August 24

24th Street Beach Stage – FREE
5:40pm-6:50pm, DJ Heart Attack
7:00pm-8:00pm, Kustom Made Band
8:15pm-9:30pm, Slave
9:45pm-11:00pm, Bar-Kays
24th Street Park – FREE
Africana Virginia Beach, 2:00pm-6:30pm

Saturday August 25

24th Street Beach Stage – FREE
6:30pm-7:30pm, DJ Heart Attack
8:00pm-9:15pm, Lakeside
9:45pm-11:00pm, SOS Band
24th Street Park – FREE
Africana Virginia Beach, 10:00am-6:30pm

Sunday August 26
24th Street Park – FREE
Africana Virginia Beach, 10:00am-8:30pm
The Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party, featuring Africana Virginia Beach, is sponsored by Virginia Lottery, Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, Dominion Energy, New Journal & Guide, Blacktravel.com, the Oceanfront Inn, Ocean Storage, the City of Virginia Beach, and is produced by IMGoing.

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