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

3:00 PM

1400 Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC

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.

More Music!

The concerts below aren't an official part of the Funkateers Ball...but they sure look fun!

The Chuck Brown Band at the Foundry in Columbia, Maryland

DMV Kings of R&B at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Saturday, September 21

The Afternoon Session


Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center

West Room - 2nd Floor

4805 Edgemoor Lane

Bethesda, Maryland

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

PFunk Pyramid

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

Bethesda, Maryland

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!

Plan Your Weekend

Presented by the Chocolate City Alliance ~ We Want the Funk