Get able to tremendous freak out over the Syracuse JAMS Funk Fest on the Nice New York State Truthful.
NYS Truthful officers introduced the complete lineup for this yr’s Funk Fest, that includes the backup band and singers behind funk legend Rick James. The Buffalo native, greatest identified for hits like “Tremendous Freak,” “Mary Jane” and “Give It to Me Child,” died in 2004.
The Syracuse JAMS Funk Fest will happen all day Saturday, Sept. 4, beginning at 12 p.m. at Chevy Court docket. The Mary Jane Ladies, who had been backup vocalists for James and had their very own hits like “All Evening Lengthy,” will carry out with Val Younger at 6:30 p.m. The Unique Stone Metropolis Band, James’ recording and touring band, will take the stage beginning at 8.
The live performance is free with admission to the New York State Truthful.
The total schedule for Syracuse JAMS Funk Fest 2k21 on Saturday, Sept. 4, is:
- 12 p.m. – DJ Zulu
- 12:30 p.m. – Unstoppable Forces of Syracuse (Dancers)
- 1 p.m – The Meditations
- 2 p.m. – Sam Wynn
- 3:30 p.m. – Darryl Brooks
- 5 p.m. – The Ronnie Leigh Septet
- 6:30 p.m. – Mary Jane Ladies with Val Younger
- 8 p.m. – Unique Stone Metropolis Band
In accordance with a press launch, JAMS (Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers) is dedicated to showcasing the tastes and tradition of the Black neighborhood in Syracuse. The New York State Truthful offers native musicians with a extremely seen platform alongside nationwide recording artists who embody variety and Black tradition.
“The Truthful has opened the door to an enormous alternative,” stated JAMS President Reggie Seigler. “Far too typically, Black artists from the Syracuse space are pressured to journey to different cities to carry out and develop due to a scarcity of huge native venues. The Truthful helps us bridge the hole.”
This yr’s Truthful may also characteristic R&B, soul, jazz and blues performances on the Van Robinson Pan-African Village and the Latino Village.
The 2021 NYS Truthful runs from Aug. 20 to Sept. 6.