Feature – Badd Kitti Curates Philly’s 1st Annual FunkFest

Badd Kitti partners with the West Park Arts Fest to present Philly’s 1st Annual FunkFest@WPAF

The West Park Arts Fest celebrates its 12th year bringing their family-friendly event to South Concourse Drive in West Fairmount Park on June 8, 2019, from 1pm to 6pm.

This year, the Festival is excited to announce Philadelphia’s first ‘Funkfest @ West Park Arts Fest’ created and curated by Badd Kitti. The headliner is none other than Philly’s own BREAKWATER, known for their Classic Funk hits ‘Release the Beast’ (sampled by Daft Punk for “Robot Rock”), ‘No Limit’ and ‘Splashdown Time’, just to name a few.

Watch the FunkFest Promo Video Here

“Breakwater is so excited to be headlining the first annual FunkFest. Come Splashdown with us as we lay down the funk at [West Park Arts Fest!]” – Steve Green, Breakwater Band Member. “Funk is an important part of the sound of Philadelphia that deserves to be celebrated.”

FunkFest will include a dynamic range of funk-inspired music from Jazz-Funk and Fusion, to Rock and Soul. This years’ lineup includes PhunkyMan, Expansion Project, My Funky Brethren, Terretta Storm, The Original Groove Circus, Paulette Branson & Mixed People, and Badd Kitti. Badd Kitti (aka Dianne Brieze Thompson) is also the festival curator and host. Performances begin at 1pm and continue to 6pm ending with Breakwater. A large crowd is expected so come early and bring your lawn chairs.

“FunkFest is an exciting first for both WPAF and Philadelphia. We hope this will become a signature event that will bring West Park and surrounding communities together.” Badd Kitti, Funkfest Creator and Curator.

For COMPLETE Festival Details

Visit The West Park Arts Fest Event Page for more info and FREE Tickets!
Also visit the WPAF Facebook Page for the latest news and updates. 


Music Stage
4:00pm Badd Kitti
3:30pm Paulette Branson & Mixed People
3:00pm Original Groove Circus
2:30pm Expansion Project
2:00pm My Funky Brethren
1:30pm Terretta Storm
1:00pm Phunky Man


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