Dayton’s new Funk Museum announces plans for its funky grand opening 

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Dayton’s new Funk Museum announces plans for its funky grand opening 

A new funk museum is going to need a funky party. 

And that is just what organizers of the Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center’s Grand Opening Celebration plan to have. 

The center, located at 113 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton’s Fire Blocks District, will have its grand opening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at the Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton, David R.  Webb said. 

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are required by Feb. 12 by calling 937-837-4441 or email info@thefunkcenter.org. 

“It is going to be a real nice event,” Webb said. 

Entertainment includes The Dayton Funk All-StarsTouch and DJ Stan Da Man from 98.7 FM. 

Appetizers will be served. 

There will be half-hour tours of the Funk Center from 7-9 p.m. that day. 

Webb said The Funk Center will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Call 937-837-4441 for reservations at other times. 

The funk music genre put Dayton on the map as the Land of the Funk in the 1970s and '80s, thanks to a stable of groups that included the Ohio Players, Steve Arrington’s Hall of Fame, Zapp, Faze-O, Heatwave, Sun, Slave and Lakeside.

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