The FunkFest Beach Party is the entertainment highlight of Africana Virginia Beach, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid-to late-1960’s when African-American musicians blended soul music, soulful jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. The Funkfest Beach Party is FREE and the stage is situated on the sand at 23rd Street and the Boardwalk. This year headliners include Midnight Star on Friday and The Gap Experience on Saturday. For the full schedule or upgraded tickets,click below.