Our favorite summertime block party returns this weekend—it's time for the 5th Annual Long Beach Funk Fest! All funk, all day and night—no hipster rock, no hip-hop or jazz, this festival stays true to its moniker. More than a dozen bands are scheduled to perform—Shuggie Otis, Bernie Worrell Orchestra, The Blackbyrds, Afrobeatdown, Thumpdaddy and more—plus the Sirena Serpentina fire dancers, a dazzling fireworks display, live painting, food, booze, and a whole lotta DJs spinning nothing but funk. So prepare to get down in the heart of downtown tonight—the streets will fill with party people from all over California, celebrating funk in all its glory.
Sat., July 6, noon, 2013