Councilman Andrews Announces Musical Lineup For the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
2016-01-11 · By Editor
The Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine and the Residents of Long Beach are pleased to announce the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Celebration musical headliners, “Con Funk Shun” and “The Delfonics Review”, performing live on Saturday, January 16th. The event is from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue.
Along with presentation honoring Dr. King, the main stage will be lighting up the sounds of Funk music. The singing group Con Funk Shun and The Delfonics Review will be headlining. Con Funk Shun’s 1977 LP, Secrets, was certified gold in the United States, as were 1978’s Loveshine, 1979’s Candy, and 1980’s Spirit of Love. They scored a string of top ten hits on the US Billboard black singles chart, including 1977’s “Ffun” (#1), 1978’s “Shake and Dance with Me” (#5), 1979’s “Chase Me” (#4), 1980s “Got to Be Enough” (#8), and “Too Tight”. Con Funk Shun has toured all over the world and is known as an R&B, Funk, Dance and Ballad Band.
The Delfonics Review has been performing to audiences all across the United States. Their shows are simply electrifying and garners rave reviews! They are known give a to great performances of the classic hits La-La Means I Love You; Ready Or Not Here I Come; When You Get Right Down To It; Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time); Trying To Make A Fool Of Me and so many more. These songs have been sampled extensively by a number of hip-hop and rap artists today.
This year’s Master of Ceremonies is Donaldo Reed, the founder of Rockin’ Blues Entertainment. Donaldo will be giving away all types of free gifts on the main stage. In addition, there is a large dance floor to showcase your dance moves.
About the Celebration
The Celebration is a free multi-cultural event located at King Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue. It will begin at 12:30 PM and end at 6:00 PM. The celebration is filled with great entertainment and special interest groups that focus on the teachings of Dr King. Along with a day of enlightenment through music, you can visit an assortment of attractions such as the Health Pavilion; all free health screenings, such as blood pressure and diabetes testing. Other attractions include an assortment of specialty craft, merchandise, food, and informational exhibitors. There is also “Dreamland”, the children and teen area, which includes free carnival rides for the kiddies to ride, a teen stage with dance performances and contest, arts and crafts booths, and a nutritional snack stand. For more information contact the Office of Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrew (562) 570-6816 or log on to www.longbach.gov/district6.