George Clinton

Roanoke Gets Funky for a Good Cause

The Godfather of Funk will descend on Elmwood Park this Saturday for the second annual TAP Hope Fest, a music and Independence Day celebration. George Clinton and his band Parliament Funkadelic, or as some refer to them, the “Funk Mob” because of the sheer size, will take the stage at 7:30.

The 75 year-old Clinton, known for flamboyant and electrifying performances, is one of the most highly revered names in music still alive, and is credited with pioneering the R&B genre. While the band is touring in release of its latest album, “First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate” one can expect to hear a number of older hits and hopefully even pay a little “Groovallegiance.” After all, Clinton embodies that motto: We are all “One Nation Under a Groove.”