Funk Fest Punta Gorda is Back for Round 8

THE FUNKING WAIT IS OVER! Funk Fest 8 Punta Gorda is back and better than ever!!! 15 bands, 2 stages, 2 days, and more experiences. Funkadelic Threads will be there to cover the 8th year of the festival on March 3rd and 4th 2017!


Tickets: – A portion of each ticket will be donated to United Way Charity


General Admission Weekend Pass $50.00 + fee
Premier Weekend Pass $130.00 + fee
Exclusive Weekend Package $1,500 + fee – SOLD OUT


GA Day Pass $25.00 + fee

VIP Ticket’s include: 
Beer and Wine (ONLY) 
Table and Chairs provided 
Secured Private Stage Access
Cash Liquor Bar 
Improved…VIP Menu from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm 

General Admission: 
NEW… Cash Liquor Bar 
Food Beer and Wine tickets available at Front Gate

Address: 115 Tamiami Trl. Punta Gorda, Fl. 33950.

RSVP on Facebook Here

Funk Fest 8 will be 2 days of Music, Culture, and Pure FUNK! It all starts on Friday March, 3rd with bands hailing from all around the country. Featured bands include Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Motet, Here Come The Mummies, Tim Reynolds and TR3, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Fritz, Naughty Professor, Voodoo Visionary, Greg Billings Band, The Black Honkeys, Soulixer, Black Taxi, Das Funk Haus, Walter Lukens and more to be named soon.

*New This Year*

2 Stages, 15 live bands, Indie Market, Food Truck Village, Craft Beers, Boutique Wines, Crazy Good Cocktails, and more.

General Admission is 30 feet closer to the Main Stage
Larger 2nd stage production
Craft Beers and Boutique wines will be offered to both VIP and General Admission Ticket holders
Food Truck Village
Over 15 Vendors
Larger Festival Grounds
VIP Tables under Open Air Tent
VIP Food is provided by Leroy’s Southern Kitchen

*Rules and Restrictions*
You are welcome to bring folding chairs
Coolers are prohibited Outside Food/Beverages are prohibited No large handbags/backpacks are permitted.

Finalist for the Best Festival or Special Event – Harbor Style Magazine

Best Musical Value in SWFL – Florida Weekly.

#9 on the 103 to do in SWFL Before You Die – SOWEFLO

Saturday’s Headliner


Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer.  Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.


Stay Funky my Friends,

~Mr. Nobody~



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