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.
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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.
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The event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are required by Feb. 12 by calling 937-837-4441 or email email@example.com.
“It is going to be a real nice event,” Webb said.
Entertainment includes The Dayton Funk All-Stars, Touch 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.
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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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