Friday night listening party (9:00-10:30 PM)

PFunk drummer extraordinaire and DJ  Gabe "Gonzilla" Gonzalez will host a live listening party for those arriving Friday evening.

Saturday afternoon Trivia Tournament (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
It's the return of PFunk Pyramid, our highly competitive (and fun!) PFunk music trivia contest hosted by DJ on the One. Name that tune and test your skills against the most dedicated Funk fans in the country, or just watch the mayhem! 
Both these event are free to attend and will take place in the Funkateers Ball hospitality suite at the Bethesdan Hotel, a 5-minute walk from the concert venue. Check the lobby board or ask at the front desk for the exact room location.

The Funkateers Ball

Doors open at 6:00 PM. DJ Gonzilla will be spinning PFunk-heavy tunes and BBJ offers a delicious dinner menu and drinks, either table service or at the lobby bar. Meet and greet friends old and new and visit our fantastic vendors. The show starts at 8:00 PM with two full sets and plenty of surprises!

Saturday afterparty at Tommy Joe's
We'll be partying until they turn the lights out ;) After that we'll gather at Tommy Joe's at 7940 Norfolk Ave. in Bethesda. Tommy Joe's has both an indoor and rooftop bar and is open until 2 AM. It's a less than 10-minute walk from both the concert venue and the hotel.

The Cheltenham Garage is located at 4270 Cheltenham Drive in Bethesda and offers elevator access to Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday and $1.25/hour on Friday. Parking at the Bethesdan Hotel is $27/day for self park and $35/day valet for non-guests. The walk between the hotel and club is less than 10 minutes, directly down Wisconsin Avenue.

Bethesda Metro station is a 5-minute walk to the club and a 10-minute walk to the hotel. Service is variable so be sure to check WMATA alerts prior to travel.

The Bethesdan Hotel by Hilton is the official headquarters hotel, the location for the Afternoon Session and a gathering spot throughout the weekend. Ball guests can meet in the lobby bar or in the hospitality suite. Check the lobby guide or ask a staff member for the hospitality room name. The hotel offers a free shuttle for guests.
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Bethesda is known for its great restaurants! Below are a few recommendations within walking distance of the hotel and club.

Tastee Diner
7731 Woodmont Avenue
Historic diner serving breakfast at all hours, plus takeout. Hours limited due to COVID

Original Pancake House
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Another great breakfast (and lunch) spot

Casa Oaxaca
4905 Fairmont Avenue
Regional Mexican with an outdoor garden


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