Friday, July 15, 2022
Kool & The Gang / The Family Stone
All Tickets Include OC Fair Admission

It’s impossible to imagine 1970s pop music without remembering Kool & the Gang, whose versatile, jazz/funk/R&B sound crossed musical genres into mainstream pop culture. With sales of tens of millions of albums worldwide, Kool & the Gang has influenced a generation of singers like Kriss Kross, Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul and countless others. In concert, Kool & the Gang treat their fans to a high energy extravaganza featuring a mix of old favorites and jazzy, funk-infused new songs that sizzle with intense, cascading rhythms. Today, the group celebrates not only 50 years in the music industry, but also its latest album, “Home for the Holidays,” which features holiday music performed in its unforgettable style and innovative sound.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, R & B Pioneer Award Winner, and original founding member of Sly & The Family Stone, Jerry Martini, along with Phunne Stone (the multi-talented daughter of Sly Stone and the late great Cynthia Robinson) bring the music of the first inter-racial, mainstream band in rock ‘n’ roll history: the chart-topping hits of Sly & The Family Stone. These funksters bring a message of peace, love and social consciousness through musical harmony with some of the funkiest players of all time. The Family Stone perform legendary anthems like “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Everyday People,” “Dance To The Music,” “Hot Fun In The Summertime,” and many other instantly recognizable tunes from their vast body of work.