Funk Fest begins Friday evening in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo will be feeling the funk this weekend.

Friday, the two-day Funk Fest kicks off at Jefferson Avenue.

The festival honors the one and only king of funk — Buffalo native Rick James.

There will be a large musical block party featuring old school DJs.

Rick James’ brother said he can’t wait to see what the future holds for the festival.

The event continues Saturday at LaSalle Park from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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