Each summer, the Long Beach Funk Fest lands in the heart of the city and unloads several decades of funk founders and fundamentalists — recently including Shuggie Otis, Charles Watt, Bernie Worrell, Dennis Coffey, Steve Arrington, Fred Wesley and more. But for its fifth anniversary this year, the festival has relocated to the Queen Mary with arguably its funkiest lineup ever, with headliners George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, support from The Meters' Leo Nocentelli, and a truly staggering selection of Southern California DJs, topped by the mighty Dam-Funk. (Dam and George Clinton on the same bill? You should already be driving down the 710 right now.) Reinforced with DJs from L.A. institutions Funky Sole and Subsuelo, it's the kind of event that quite possibly could transform that stately old ocean liner into the P-Funk Mothership.

Mon., Sept. 1, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/01/14)

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