HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Funk Fest brings Erykah Badu and other R&B legends to the Central Florida Fairgrounds this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 6:30 AM

click to enlarge Erykah Badu - TONY KRASH
  • Tony Krash
  • Erykah Badu
The Funk Fest package tour is rolling through the City Beautiful this weekend with, candidly, their strongest lineup yet: a powerhouse gathering of R&B, soul, hip-hop, neo-soul and funk luminaries of yesterday and today. A quick scan through the lineup made us think we were looking at one of those Festify “festival lineups” that we’re seeing all over the internets. The icon Erykah Badu sharing a stage with Bell Biv Devoe, Ginuwine, Monica and Dru Hill? Make sure you stretch before this one, or you’ll definitely pull a few muscles. And if you’re not satisfied with two nights of music, stick around for the women’s empowerment brunch that’s capping off the weekend; West Coast rap royalty Yo-Yo is the special guest. Floored.

4 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26-28 | Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive | orlando.funkfesttour.com | $20-$415



Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 18, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation