George Clinton is headed to Dayton for a FREE concert this week

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The atomic dog  is coming to the land of funk to put one nation under a groove. 

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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will headline a free, outdoor concert Thursday, July 19, at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway, 777 Hollywood Boulevard in Dayton. 

Bring your flashlight. 🔦 

WHAT IS CLINTON KNOWN FOR? 

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Clinton’s hits include “Atomic Dog,” “Do Fries Come with that Shake,” “(Not Just) Knee Deep”  and “Erotic City.”

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With Parliament his hits include “Bop Gun,” “Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop,” “Chocolate City” and “Up for the Down Stroke.”

Funkadelic  songs include “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Maggot Brain” and “Freak of the Week.”

WHAT TIME DOES THE SHOW START? 

Dee Troxell, Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway’s director of marketing, said the doors open at 6 p.m. for the summer concert series show. 

“Get here early,” she said.  

As many as 1,500 people have attended other concerts held at the racino. 

Dayton band LYD featuring Yolanda Drake will open the show at 6:30 p.m.

Neo funk band MojoFlo of Dayton will hit the stage around 7:30 p.m. 

Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will begin around 9 p.m. 

HOW WILL SEATING WORK?

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A stage will be set up on the track and there will be chairs, bleacher seating and standing sections.  

Arrive early to get the best seats. Bleachers and chairs are available but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. After that, it will be standing-room-only.

Troxell said that this concert offers a good chance to see Clinton perform before he retires in 2019. 

It is fitting that he will perform here, she said. 

“Dayton is a city that is known for old school and funk,” Troxell said. 

Concertgoers will enter through the gaming floor so people are encouraged to bring their ID. It is a 21 years and older event. 

The band Foghat is scheduled to perform at the racino Friday, Aug. 17. Gates open at 6 p.m. and Foghat performance is set to start around 9 p.m. 

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will  headline a free, outdoor concert in Dayton Thursday, July 19, 2018 (Submitted)
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will  headline a free, outdoor concert in Dayton Thursday, July 19, 2018 (Submitted)

WANT TO GO 

WHAT: George  Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic 

When: Thursday, July 19. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Clinton performs around 9 p.m. 

Where:  Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway, 777 Hollywood Boulevard in Dayton. 

Cost: Free

More information: hollywooddaytonraceway.com

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