FUNK FEST TO HOST FIRST TIME VIRTUAL BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE AND KICKS OFF BLACK MUSIC MONTH WITH MARY J. BLIGE, JODECI, JAZMINE SULLIVAN, ANTHONY HAMILTON, THE NO LIMIT REUNION & MORE
It’s always a good time to celebrate the musical contributions of black musicians, and this year, the Funk Fest Tour is providing a dynamic live show and an exclusive virtual experience in the spirit of Black Music Month. Funk Fest Tour kicks off Black Music Month with the queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Raheem DeVaughn, Trina, Carl Thomas, Tweet, the No Limit Reunion with Master P, Mia X, Silkk The Shocker, Mystikal, the legendary group Jodeci and more Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL.
Funk Fest is committed to elevating the creative contributions of Black musicians throughout the year. Still, especially in recognition of Black Music Month and this year, the premier festival with performers influenced by the rhythm and groove of the Funk sound is hosting an exclusive virtual backstage experience. Funk Fest formed a strategic alliance with premium social media platform WEIV to provide virtual attendees exclusive access with a behind the scenes look at the concert series. The invitation-only, ad-free platform also enables Funk Fest to grow charity initiatives by fundraising via content. A portion of the proceeds from the virtual backstage pass will be donated to the 501c3 nonprofit organization, Lifting As We Climb, to continue Funk Fest’s efforts to provide scholarships for students.
To commemorate their strategic alliance with Funk Fest, WEIV hosts a backstage Lounge & talent gift suite, which will also double as a unique way to experience Funk Fest. The WEIV backstage lounge will give virtual attendees behind the scenes access to view talent interviews, exclusive content, get in the booth with DJs, and so much more. “Modern technology allows us to invite the world to Funk Fest, and I’m excited to go global with WEIV, a premier social platform,” explains Leo Bennett, Funk Fest Tour producer and Lifting As We Climb founder.
Funk Fest will head to Louisville, KY, after (2) nights in Orlando, FL
Tickets for the Funk Fest Tour are available on www.funkfesttour.com
FLORIDA FUNK FEST DAILY LINEUP
June 3rd, gates open at 4 pm
Mary J. Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, Trina, Tweet & more
June 4th, gates open at 2 pm
Jodeci, Anthony Hamilton, No Limit Reunion with Master P, Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker and Mia X, Raheem Devaughn, Carl Thomas & more
June 18th Louisville, KY
Additional tour dates will be announced
Official hashtag: #funkfestconcert
Funk Fest Tour will adhere to local COVID-19 protocols and will continue monitoring local, county, state & federal health guidelines.