Funk Music Finally Has Its Own Hall of Fame
It's not in Cleveland. But it's right down the road.
“One nation under a groove, gettin’ down just for the
The nation Parliament Funkadelic was referring to in their 1978 hit was the USA, but the city that inspired one of funk’s greatest anthems was Dayton, Ohio. That’s according to David Webb, the president and CEO of the Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center, which recently received approval to officially open in the Ohio city.
Located in downtown Dayton, the historic hall is filled with funk artifacts Webb and his staff have been collecting for years, along with exhibits about artists ranging from The Ohio Players and Slave to Heatwave and Snooky Young.
In addition to those attractions, a mural featuring Otis Redding, James Brown, Prince, Barry White and many others
Currently open to groups by appointment only, the museum is preparing for its official ribbon-cutting ceremony this spring.
Get there or be square.
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