VIRGINIA BEACH FUNKFEST BEACH PARTY
PRESENTED BY CHARTWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
The virtual 11th Annual Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party presented by Chartway Federal Credit Union was held on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27.
Saturday’s show featured E.U. (Experience Unlimited) and Rose Royce.
Sunday’s show featured The Bar-Kays and The Dazz Band.
“We’re honored to support this year’s Virginia Beach Funkfest Beach Party,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union. “It’s a privilege for all of us at Chartway to help bring this wonderful experience to Hampton Roads – and, even more, be a part of the positive impact it will have on our community.”
Saturday, Sept. 26
E.U.’s unique blend of “Go-Go Funk,” urban, R&B, and soul has made them an extremely popular live band since the 1980’s. Their loyal fanbase began following the D.C.-based group with the No. 1 hit “Da Butt” and Top 10 follow-up “Buck Wild.” Several additional E.U. records made the Billboard charts. Their songs reached new fans when their tunes were featured in Spike Lee movies and XBox games.
Rose Royce's Grammy Award first record “Car Wash” went platinum. Rose Royce has earned eight gold and five platinum records for "Love Don't Live Here Anymore," "Do Your Dance," "I'm In Love," "I Wanna Get Next To You," and "Wishing on A Star."
Sunday, Sept. 27
The Bar-Kays performed FunkFest in 2018 to one of the largest audiences in the event’s history. The band’s career of 29 albums includes five gold, a platinum, 40 single releases and 20 Top Ten records. They’ve been inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and Beale Street Walk of Fame, have been featured in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and have been invited to perform for the troops in Iraq. The also played President Barack Obama’s second inaugural and were featured in a nationally-televised White House tribute to Memphis soul.
The Dazz Band was the first Funk/R&B groups to win a Grammy Award out of Cleveland, Best Performance by a Group or Duo for “Let It Whip.” The Dazz Band has released 20 hits on Billboard Chart. They were one of the most popular and frequent acts on Soul Train in the 1980’s and 90’s.
The virtual 11th Annual Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party presented by Chartway Federal Credit Union is sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach as part of Live! On Atlantic, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka and is produced by IMGoing.
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