Join us for the 4th Annual Feed the Funk Benefit Concert on Saturday, September 17th from 7:00 p.m. to close at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club.
This year’s Feed the Funk will begin earlier and be more inclusive, welcoming all ages from 7:00-9:00 pm to enjoy dinner and teen entertainment. The Jewish Federation’s Teen Comedy Club will kick off the event to warm up the crowd, followed by the Cate School Advanced Jazz Combo, and the Notes for Notes© Jazz Villains.
From 9:00 pm-close, SOhO welcomes everyone 21 and older to hear top local Funk music by the all-star Funk super group and headlining act, FUNKSTICATION. The New Vibe is a high energy funk, sure to get the crowd moving with a special Prince tribute set. FUNKSTICATION is a special collaborative project consisting of some of our best local funk musicians coming together in support of our efforts...we are talking about some top tier, best professional funk musicians around. FUNKSTICATION carefully devises and prepares with the highest of standard musicianship, and thought out mix of intricate, tasteful funk songs by greats artists such as Grant Green, Tower of Power, Funkadelic, and much more. Joey Flowers on guitar and other effects, Joe Ambriz synth and percussion, the famous "TwompStomp" Anthony Ambriz, who you may have seen playing with like 10 other great bands, and frresh off tour with Alastair Greene, Luther Richmond on vocals and an incredible bass master.
In addition to dinner, comedy, and music, attendees will enjoy a silent auction featuring items and experiences from local businesses, restaurants, wineries, artisans, and more, as well as an instant wine cellar raffle including dozens of bottles worth up to $2,000.
TICKETS are $10 pre-sale or $15 at the door: www.jewishsantabarbara.org/funk. Proceeds from this year’s Feed the Funk benefit concert will support local teen mentorship arts and music programs, including Notes for Notes®, a partner of our local Boys & Girls Clubs, the Jewish Federation’s Teen Comedy Club, and more. Notes for Notes®, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with free access to musical instruments, instruction, and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives.
"Notes for Notes® is thrilled to have the support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. Their contribution will help Notes for Notes continue offering youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free. I know this event also means a lot to our Notes for Notes members who will be performing at this year's Feed the Funk Benefit Concert. Thank you, JFGSB for choosing Notes for Notes as your event beneficiary we are truly grateful." - David Rojas, Program Director of Santa Barbara, Notes for Notes®
Feed the Funk is produced by the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. Photos Courtesy of EMI Photography