Presented by Star 99.7 FM, Funk Fest 2009 looks like an impressive concert with a handful of cool funk and hip-hop acts. The updated lineup (as of Wed. June 10) incudes several recently-added acts: K'Jon, Slique, Al B. Sure, and the notorious vocalist and reality TV star Bobby Brown.
Set to take place one the Family Circle Magazine Stadium stage on Sat. June 13, the all-day, rain-or-shine concert features headliner Maze, led by lead vocalist Frankie Beverly. The group recently released a 20-track double-CD titled Anthology featuring the most popular and successful songs by the smooth soul/R&B group
Guy (featuring songwriter and vocalist Aaron Hall) worked in the 1980s and '90s from a mix of hip-hop, R&B, and soul. Old-school rapper Doug E. Fresh won fans with such hits as "The Show" and "La-Di-Da-Di." Deborah Cox is a Canadian-based R&B vocalist touring behind a new album titled The Promise.
Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and producer Al B. Sure visits town in support of new album titled Honey I'm Home (available on June 23 from Hidden Beach/Universal Music Group). The new album is a "musical biography that tells of a journey of love, romance, and relationships."
The venue is located at 161 Seven Farms Drive on Daniel Island. Gates open at 3 p.m. and music starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are available for $55, $45, and $35. The organizers say "no tents, grills, umbrellas, camcorders, food or beverages allowed." Call 1-800-677-2293 or log onto Ticketmaster.com for more info.