Funk Fest brings Erykah Badu and other R&B legends to the Central Florida Fairgrounds this weekend

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Erykah Badu - TONY KRASH
  • Tony Krash
  • Erykah Badu
The Funk Fest package tour is rolling through the City Beautiful this weekend with, candidly, their strongest lineup yet: a powerhouse gathering of R&B, soul, hip-hop, neo-soul and funk luminaries of yesterday and today. A quick scan through the lineup made us think we were looking at one of those Festify “festival lineups” that we’re seeing all over the internets. The icon Erykah Badu sharing a stage with Bell Biv Devoe, Ginuwine, Monica and Dru Hill? Make sure you stretch before this one, or you’ll definitely pull a few muscles. And if you’re not satisfied with two nights of music, stick around for the women’s empowerment brunch that’s capping off the weekend; West Coast rap royalty Yo-Yo is the special guest. Floored.

4 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26-28 | Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive | orlando.funkfesttour.com | $20-$415

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