The Riverfront Park Concert Series hosted by The Academy Center for the Arts is bringing live music to Downtown Lynchburg. The third event in the series, after Lynchstock Music Festival and the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra concert, will be George Clinton on July 8.
About George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
George Clinton and his band Parliament-Funkadelic (which recorded under the names Parliament and Funkadelic) developed a form of funk music during the 1970s and early 1980s that he termed P-Funk, which twists soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. He launched a solo career in 1981. George Clinton is regarded, along with James Brown and Sly Stone, as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, alongside 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
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Tickets and Vendor Information
Through the support of Areva, general admission to the concert is only $10. VIP tickets are available for purchase and include access to the concert, light refreshments, 2 drink vouchers, a shaded tent, and seating with a prime view of the stage. All concert series events are picnic friendly and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) vendors will be onsite.
Patrons are encouraged to use available city parking locations for the event. Please refer to the map below for recommended locations.
- RSVP to the Facebook event here.
- All concerts in the series are rain or shine events.
- For the full summer concert series lineup, click here.
- Be sure to visit the Academy’s table at the concert to enter to win great prizes!
We hope to see you there!