Go Metro to the Funk Fest and Save on Merch

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LB FunkFestGet your groove on with the Metro Blue Line and attend the third annual Long Beach Funk Fest on Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Long Beach. The festival will run from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will feature eight funk bands ranging from legendary artists to newer up-and-coming bands. Checkout the solar power stages, art, vendors, dancers, kid’s zone, and more.

Festival admission is free. Go Metro and show your valid Metro pass or Metro Rail ticket at the festival merchandise booth on site and receive 10 percent off festival merchandise, excluding individual band’s merchandise. 

From the Metro Blue Line exit 5th Street, 1st Street, Transit Mall or Pacific Stations. All are short walking distance from the festival located at Pine and Broadway. To plan a trip call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876) or visit metro.net and click on the Trip Planner.

2011 Long Beach Funk Fest Performers:

  • Fred Wesley and the New JB’s
  • The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown
  • Steve Arrington
  • Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters
  • Ronkat Spearman’s Katdelic
  • STR8 Fonk feat. Patryce Choc’let Banks
  • Delta Nove
  • Pinot
  • and more!

The Long Beach Funk Fest helps to raise funds that support music education. Each year the artist lineup is hand picked to reflect the mission of the LBFF. Learn more about the festival by visiting lbfunkfest.com and then make plans to  Go Metro to the third annual Long Beach Funk Fest and get your groove on.

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