July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018
8:00 pm To 10:30 pm
California Plaza, 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave , Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free, Family Friendly
The iconic otherworldly master, a pioneer of the funk and soul, that’s right, Bootsy Collins takes the stage at Grand Performances. Dance the night away to his greatest hits and current songs that crowned him as one of the founding fathers of funk. It’s Bootsy, Baby!
Sharing the stage with Bootsy will be DJ Lance Rock, DJ Mona Lisa, Money Mark, and The Urban Voices Project.
World Wide Funk is the latest chapter in Bootsy’s life-long dedication to “the One.” The ineffable thing that makes the funk funky emerged from the primordial ooze during teen aged William “Bootsy” Collins’ watershed year (1970-71) with James Brown. Bootsy subsequently took the One to George Clinton’s P-Funk crew – in what Brown biographer RJ Smith has called “one of history’s biggest cases of industrial espionage” – where he adapted Brown’s precision and rigor to ringleader Clinton’s ecstatic, chaotic, and prolific musical playpen. Bootsy went on to establish himself as a premier bassist, a leader of the soul-exanpding mind-bending funk movement, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the songs on this album are danceable but the title track “World Wide Funk” is the ultimate party-starter. “Ladies’ Night” and “Hot Saucer” keep the party going while “Come Back Bootsy” provides an outlet when you inevitably need to play some air guitar. As we probably don’t need to remind you, Bootsy’s aim is to provide you with a funky space to enjoy life! He says it best, “…as long as it made you feel good & sexy, like them old house parties, sharing a coke and a smile while doing a bump and grind.”