Saturday, April 14, 2012

R&B And Funk Greats Set To Perform At The Las Vegas Soul Festival

The Dazz Band
The Las Vegas Soul Festival is gearing up for a  massive groovathon on April 28, 2012. The festival will host a cavalcade of R&B and funk greats at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of the artists and bands scheduled to perform at the event include Con Funk Shun, Zapp, the Dazz Band, the Bar-Kays, Lenny Williams and Jagged Edge.

It's cool that great old-school funk bands like Con Funk Shun, Zapp and the Bar-Kays still have a following and continue to tour. These bands dropped many a funky track back in the day and should be getting a lot more love. Samples of their classic grooves can be found in numerous hip-hop records, but, unfortunately, many young listeners aren't aware of the source of these samples. The festival is being advertised as "The Concert Of The Year," and proceeds from the event will benefit the Lazarex Cancer Foundation. For more info about the Las Vegas Soul Festival, go to their website or check out their commercial below:

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