George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will take the stage in Indio Saturday evening at the 74th Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival.
Parliament Funkadelic, nicknamed P-Funk, is a group of revolving musicians headed by Clinton playing a unique genre of psychedelic funk born from a synergy of rock’n’roll and soul.
Clinton, now 78, started the soul group The Parliaments in Planfield, New Jersey in the 1950s. In the next decade, Clinton would go on to be influenced by 1960s-era rock’n’roll artists like Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa, leading to the fusion of soul and rock’n’roll, and a new band called Funkadelic.
In the 1970s, the bands, which featured some of the same musicans, merged into Parliament Funkadelic to tour together.
In 2019, the group was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Riverside County Fairgrounds, 82-503 Highway 111. Tickets are included in basic fair admission: $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $9 for kids.
The fair goes until Feb. 23.
For a complete schedule or to purchase tickets, visit www.datefest.org.
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