VA Beach Funk Out – 2017 Official Press Release

Festivals, Funk
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Mark your calendars, the VA BEACH FUNK OUT is back for its second year! The festival production behind Camp Barefoot has teamed up with Shaka’s Live to host a funky festival unlike any other the town has seen. Shaka’s Live is located at the corner of 21st Street and Atlantic Avenue at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Festivities will kick off Friday May 19th with an official Funk Out pre-party inside Shakas Live
featuring sets by Ashville artist The Fritz, Va Beach Rock Stars Roosterfoot, and the New Orleans brassy bravado of Big Sam’s Funky Nation. On Saturday May 20th music will begin on the outdoor stage at Noon with a set from School of Rock and then music alternating between the indoor and outdoor stages till 1030pm. Don’t miss this stellar supporting line up of this year’s event, including sets by The John Kadlecik Band (of Furthur and Dark Star Orchestra) Cris Jacobs, Zach Deputy, and emerging stars Pimps of Joytime and many more artist.

Headliner Keller Williams, a Fredricksburg native and Virginia favorite, will be playing a solo set during the day, followed by a later set to finish the night off with his touring group Keller Williams’ KWAHTRO. After years of touring and the January release of the group’s first studio album, KWAHTRO’s improvisational genius is an especially rare steal for the Virginia Beach Oceanfront!

Keller’s KWAHTRO consists of:
Gibb Droll (of Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers),
Rodney Holmes (of Santana),
Danton Boller (of The Jazz Mandolin Project with John Fishman of Phish)

The VA BEACH FUNK OUT is in partnership with (HOPE) n MUSIC, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and adults express themselves through music education. (HOPE) n MUSIC will be hosting a silent auction at the event featuring signed memorabilia, Season Passes to multiple Virginia venues, unique art packages and more!

The festivals presenting sponsor, O’Connor Brewing CO., is a world-class Norfolk, VA based craft brewery with a penchant for supporting local culture and community development. O’Connor is bringing the brew to you at VA BEACH FUNK OUT. Featuring multiple Golden Tap award-winning craft beers on tap, guests will have plenty to peruse and choose from.

Exclusive amenities will be included in the FUNK OUT VIP Packages! (less than 100 remaining!) VIP ticketholders will have access to the pre-party and after-party, a personal meet and greet with Keller Williams, Pimps of Joytime and John Kadlecik, 3 O’Connor Drink Tickets, an exclusive entrance, viewing area and much more!

For more event information head over to and grab your tickets now!