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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Performing April 15
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Performing April 15

WHO:  The Center for the Arts presents 

WHAT:  George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2016, 8:00pm

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Grass Valley

        The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14
        BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333
        Tickets online at www.thecenterforthearts.org

WEBPAGE: http://thecenterforthearts.org/george-clinton-parliament-funkadelic/

At the Veterans Memorial Auditorium
$45 member, $52 general public
OPEN FLOOR DANCE CONCERT- limited bleacher seating
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)





The Center for the Arts will present funk/soul legend George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in an open floor dance concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in downtown Grass Valley on Friday, April 15.

Advance tickets go on sale to Center for the Arts members on Thursday, February 17 and to the general public on Tuesday, February 23.  Center executive director Julie Baker says, "Early access to tickets has become a key motivation for music lovers to become Center members.  These tickets will go fast so don't miss out."

George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the ’70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums.

Clinton has received a Grammy, a Dove (gospel), and an MTV music video awards, and has been recognized by BMI, the NAACP Image Awards, and Motown Alumni Association for lifetime achievement. Clinton’s Partliament/Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

In reviewing Clinton’s illustrious career and success as a producer / writer/ performer, perhaps his greatest achievement stemmed from his relentless dedication to funk as a musical form. Funk as a musical style had been around for what seems like forever, deeply rooted in the music traditions of New Orleans and the Blues of the Deep South. Following the lead – and commercial success – of James Brown and Sly Stone, Clinton took Funk to new heights, blending elements of Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical and even Gospel into his productions, eventually developing a unique and easily identifiable style affectionately called “Pfunk.” Clinton’s inspiration, dedication and determination resulted in the elevation of “funk” music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself.

Clinton’s visibility and presence became familiar to a wider audience thanks to appearances in movies “The Night Before”, “House Party”, “PCU”, and “Good Burger”, hosting the HBO original series “Cosmic Slop”, and doing commercials for Apple computers, Nike, and Rio Mp3 players. Clinton also composed the theme songs for popular TV programs “The Tracey Ulman Show” and “The PJs”.

On February 16th, 2012 George Clinton added to his list of accomplishments a Honorary Doctorate of Music from the renowed Berklee College of Music.


“...George Clinton over there, a man who has done more for the word funk that we could ever hope to dream of in our entire lives.”  – Bruno Mars on accepting his Grammy award for Record of the Year , February 2016


Source: Pamela Roberts, The Center for the Arts


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