Make it Funky! Plan to spend your weekend in Chocolate City for the Funkateers' Ball and more! Both official Funkateers' Ball events take place in Bethesda, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C. Bethesda is a walkable and quiet suburban town that also features a vibrant restaurant scene and easy access to Metro.
A discounted rate is available for Funkateers at the beautiful Doubletree by Hilton Bethesda, a six-minute walk from Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Reserve online before August 22.
Friday, September 20
National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Avenue NW
See the Mothership, the Space Bass, and countless other historic treasures. The Funkateers Ball has secured free tickets for a 3:00 PM entry. Please use this form to reserve tickets.
The concerts below aren't an official part of the Funkateers Ball...but they sure look fun!
Saturday, September 21
The Afternoon Session
Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
West Room - 2nd Floor
4805 Edgemoor Lane
The Legacy of Pedro Bell
In honor of the late Pedro Bell, we'll be hosting a panel discussion featuring distinguished guests integral to the art history of P-Funk:
Ronald "Stozo" Edwards, P-Funk cover artist
Diem Jones, P-Funk cover photographer and author of "#1 Bimini Road"
Larry Alexander, co-author of "George Clinton and P-Funk: An Oral History"
3:30 - 4:45
DJ On the One returns with his popular music game to challenge the fiercest PFunk fans. Test your knowledge or just watch the sparks fly!
The Funkateers Ball
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Doors open at 6:00 PM (drinks and dinner available; DJ , dancing and socializing)
Live music and Ball activities begin at 8:00 PM
Opening Act: Tony Camm & The Funk All-Stars
Headline Act: Mike "Clip" Payne's 420 Funk Mob
Vendors, special guests, and surprises!