Band: Funk Fest 2018
Date: Saturday, June 2, with gates at 3 p.m.
Venue: The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road, www.thegroundsmobile.com
Tickets: $45, available at www.funkfesttour.com
Each year, the Funk Fest Tour dominates The Grounds with a grooving mix of music from the past, this year headlined by Bell Biv Devoe.
This trio rose from the ashes of ‘80s pop sensation New Edition. Bell Biv Devoe began its pop legacy with the mega-hit “Poison.” In 2017, Bell Biv Devoe continued its successful music formula with its fourth studio album, “Three Stripes.”
The trio will be joined by hip-hop artist Yo Gotti. Since 2005, Yo Gotti has maintained a steady release of hits, with “Rake It Up” being the latest. R&B singer-songwriter Tank will use Funk Fest 2018 to make a return to Mobile, while 8Ball & MJG will add a little Memphis hip-hop to this dance mix.
SOS Band will electrify the crowd with its funky repertoire. Known for reviving the Bill Withers hit “Lean on Me,” Club Nouveau completes the Funk Fest 2018 lineup.