Oct. 26, 2019


For Immediate Release

Contact: Treena Parvello, 520-342-2905
 Matt Smith, 520-321-1111 


TUCSON, Ariz. — Funkateers will converge at Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment’s Diamond Center on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 for Funk-A-Palooza. Featured funk pioneers include the Ohio Players, Con Funk Shun, and Zapp. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through Star Tickets and at Desert Diamond Casino’s Box Office. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.

The official R&B Music Hall of Fame artist, Ohio Players, has a perfect blend of funk, soul and R&B melodies. With the group’s contagious sound, they have easily sold over a million copies and have been awarded numerous No. 1 hit singles from “Fire,” “Contradiction,” “Skin Tight,” “Funky Worm,” “Sweet Sticky Thing,” and “Love Rollercoaster.” With a total of two gold disc and three platinum records their impeccable musicianship, horn-driven sound, and notorious album covers are still being celebrated and recognized today. 

Con Funk Shun has been known for delivering high-energy shows with alluring vocal harmonies, spunky choreography, and well-orchestrated rhythmic sounds. They are, unquestionably, among the pioneers of the funk era, known for their sensual ballads and perfectly woven grooves. They have charted four consecutive Gold albums and one Platinum, along with 20 hit singles, eight Top Ten R&B Hits, and a No. 1 R&B hit, “Fun.” Their familiar hits: “Chase Me,” “Shake And Dance With Me,” “Ms. Got-The-Body,” “Straight From The Heart,” and “I’m Leaving Baby,” have become timeless slow-jams.

Since the late 1970s, Zapp has always been a joyful family affair with brothers, Roger, Lester, Larry, and Tony Troutman, who have released funky, high-energy jams built for dancing, loving and good times. They have revolutionized the genre of funk with their trademark computer electro vocoder talk boxes and bopping grooves. Zapp became a platinum success, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Top R&B tracks thanks to their hip-shaking single, “More Bounce to the Ounce.” Within five years, the band had scored a number of top-10 R&B Hits: “Dance Floor,” “Doo Wa Ditty,” “I Can Make You Dance,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Computer Love.” The group has collected more than four gold records and has continuously drawn audiences worldwide with their sizzling chemistry and revolutionary sound.

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