LONG BEACH, Calif., (August 22, 2014) – The Queen Mary will celebrate Labor Day weekend with Shoreline Jam August 30 – 31 and the sixth annual Long Beach Funk Fest on September 1. The Long Beach Funk Fest is pleased to announce the addition of Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” DJ Dam-Funk, to the main stage lineup among the likes of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and a full day of the best in groove-fueled funk.
Dam-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere and has spent years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early ‘80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk. Coined by SPIN Magazine as “Snoop Dogg’s favorite producer,” Dam-Funk has collaborated with the likes of Madlib, Kyle Hall, inc., Ras G. and other notables performing at the Ray-Ban x Boiler Room 003 Treasure Island Festival 2-Room Broadcast and his weekly boogie-centric Funkmosphere party in Los Angeles. DJ Dam-Funk will take the Long Beach Funk Fest main stage at 6 p.m. followed only by the icon of funk, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at 7:30 p.m.
The Long Beach Funk Fest will present the best funk artists known including Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Katdelic, The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli, Brasil Baile Funk with Gisella, Funk Angels, Sea Funk Brass Band, Delta Nove and more performing day into night on three stages at the Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park. Featuring funky emcee Rickey Vincent, the celebration of funk will include live art, dance and the Kid’s Zone of Funkativity happening throughout the event.
Shoreline Jam will kick off the Labor Day weekend festivities Aug. 30 with rock, hip-hop, reggae sensation, The Dirty Heads, headlining and Aug. 31 featuring world-renowned reggae rockers, Pepper. The fourth annual festival will feature two days full of the best in world, reggae and acoustic rock artists including Collie Buddz, The Grouch & Eligh, J. Boog and The Aggrolites performing under the summer sky.
Shoreline Jam and Long Beach Funk Fest single-day tickets, two-day Shoreline Jam passes and full festival three-day passes are currently available online at http://queenmary.com/events/. VIP tickets for both Shoreline Jam and the Long Beach Funk Fest include VIP entrance, exclusive access to the VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets, and free Queen Mary ship access for the day. Festival parking is $15 per day.