Things are about to get freaky at the Fairgrounds as Funk Fest rolls into town Saturday, April 18. With opening acts such as Whodini, SWV, Silk and Mint Condition, it’s only right to have your Funk Fest headliner be no other than the King of R&B himself, the Pied Piper, R. Kelly!
Gates open at 3 p.m., so be ready to “step in the name of love” as the show starts shortly after at 5 p.m. Kells has been around since the early ’90s and keeps the music coming with album releases in 2012 and 2013. Performing in those ever-flamboyant studded leather jackets and oversized hats, Kelly headlined major festivals in 2013 including Bonaroo, Pitchfork and the BET awards. Personally, I hope the king channels early 2000 du-rag and jersey R. Kelly to really get the funk going. Information on different ticketing packages can be found here.