The 10th Annual Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party is the hottest family reunion on the East Coast! Bring your best funky styles and your best funky friends to the Virginia Beach oceanfront at 24th Street for funk and disco era bands, great home cooked-style food and create some new memories that remind you of the good old days.
Admission is free to the beach concert stage and a Preferred Viewing ticket option with Beach access closer to the stage is available for purchase from ticketmaster.com and Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center at 2100 Parks Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Complete ticket options are listed below.
Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront is a world-class resort with all the amenities so make plans now for a weekend full of grown-up fun!
4:30 pm: Preferred Viewing Box Office Opens
4:30 pm: Preferred Viewing Gate Opens to the beach concert stage
6:30 pm: DJ HeartAttack performs on the beach concert stage
8:00 pm: Midnight Star performs on the beach concert stage
9:45 pm: Zapp performs on the beach concert stage
4:00 pm: Preferred Viewing Box Office Opens
4:00 pm: Preferred Viewing Gate Opens to the beach concert stage.
6:00 pm: DJ HeartAttack performs on the beach concert stage
6:45 pm: FunkFest Premier Showcase performs on the beach concert stage
8:00 pm: Klymaxx featuring Joyce Irby performs on the beach concert stage
9:45 pm: Ohio Players perform on the beach concert stage
Schedule subject to change.
General admission to the beach concert stage is free and everyone is welcome. A Preferred Viewing ticket option with Beach access closer to the stage is available.
- $30: available exclusively at the Box Office. Tickets may not be available at Box Office due to advance sales demand.
- $50: available in advance until Aug 18 or until sold out at ticketmaster.com. Service fees apply.
- $50: available in advance until Aug 18 or until sold out at Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center, 2100 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757-385-7873). Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Service fee applies. Cash or check only.
- $60: available in advance until Aug 22 or until sold out at ticketmaster.com. Service fees apply.
- $60: available in advance from Aug 19 to Aug 22 or until sold out at Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center, 2100 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757-385-7873). Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Service fee applies. Cash or check only.
- $60: available at the Festival Box Office on Friday or until sold out. Tickets may not be available at Box Office due to advance sales demand.
There is a limit of eight tickets per purchase.
Formed at Kentucky State University in 1976, MIDNIGHT STAR began as a self-contained party band in the P-Funk/ Earth Wind and Fire mode, and quickly earned a strong live reputation throughout the world. A 1978 New York City showcase inspired Solar Records chief Dick Griffey to sign the group, and early 80’s albums like The Beginning, Standing Together, and Victory gave MIDNIGHT STAR a chance to hone their chops. Everything clicked together with the Certified Double Platinum Plus No Parking on the Dance Floor album that established MIDNIGHT STAR as world-renowned songwriters, producers, and entertainers.
Zapp unleashes funky, high-energy music with a contagious groove built for dancing, loving and good times. Made up of masterful musicians who have been getting down together since the late 1970s, the group’s sizzling chemistry can be attributed to the fact that it has always been a joyful family affair. The band started with Lil Roger and Lil Lester in 1962, which became Lil Roger and the Vels, grew into Roger and the Human Body from 1974-1978, then became a full-fledged movement as Zapp. Now bandleader Lester Troutman, Sr. (drums), Terry “Zapp” Troutman (talkbox/keyboards/bass), Bart Thomas (talkbox/vocals/keyboards/bass), Dale DeGroat (musical direction/keyboards/vocals), Thomas Troutman (keyboards/vocals), Riccardo Bray (guitar) and Anthony Arrington (sax) join to carry on the legacy of a tight-knit group of expert players and funk, soul and party band pioneers.
Joyce "Fenderella" Irby is the original lead singer and bass player on 3 of Klymaxx's 4 biggest records, including the crossover smash, "I Miss You". The all-girl band originated in Los Angeles and had a string of hit records from 1985-1990. Joyce, as a solo artist on Motown, also had the #1 selling Billboard Urban hip hop record "Mr. D.J." with Doug E Fresh in the summer of 1989. Some of Klymaxx's biggest records include "Meeting In The Ladies Room", "The Men All Pause", "I Miss You", "I'd Still Say Yes" (w/ Shalamar's Howard Hewett), "Diva's Need Love Too", "Man Size Love" (from the "Running Scared" soundtrack), "Sexy", & "Good Love".
The band's first big hit single was "Funky Worm", which reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and made the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1973. Following the release of 1974’s “Climax” the band signed with Mercury Records, and underwent a number of lineup changes. The Ohio Players subsequently became known for their sexually alluring LP covers, beginning with 1974’s “Skin Tight”, which spawned their most quintessential track to date “Jive Turkey”. The following year the Ohio Players enjoyed their greatest success with their No. 1 album “Fire”, led by the No. 1 title track and subsequent No. 1, “I Want to Be Free”. The band’s subsequent release, 1975’s “Honey” also found favor among fans and critics alike, aided by the instantly-recognizable smash hit single “Love Rollercoaster”. As the seventies marched on so did the Ohio Players, achieving their last R&B No. 1 in 1976 with the single “Who’d She Coo?”, taken from the full-length “Contradiction”. On August 17, 2013, Ohio Players were inducted into the inaugural class of the Official R&B Music Hall of Fame that took place at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Know Before You Go
- Preferred Viewing Box Office opens two hours prior to first beach concert stage performance.
- Preferred Viewing gate opens to the beach concert stage two hours prior to first concert performance.
- Chairs may be brought into Preferred Viewing area but blankets are prohibited.
- Festival is held outdoors rain or shine. Festival may be suspended or postponed due to severe weather or in case of severe weather forecast.
- General Admission area access is from the Boardwalk at 23rd Street
- Preferred Viewing ticketed area access is from the Boardwalk at the Preferred Viewing Box Office just south of 23rd Street.
- All Preferred Viewing area guests must have a ticket.
- No animals allowed inside Festival performance areas. Service Animals are permitted.
- Picnic baskets are welcome.
- No alcohol or glass may be brought into the Festival.
- For the safety of all, Event Security may screen persons entering the Festival.
- Festival guests may be photographed and videotaped for future promotional use.
- Professional cameras with removable lenses are prohibited.
- These regulations do not alter or change State or City laws in any manner and guests are subject to all applicable State or City laws.
- For Oceanfront resort info, please visit www.visitvirginiabeach.com
Parking is conveniently located in the 25th Street Municipal Garage
336 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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