Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Get ready for the F.U.N.K., as veteran funkster George Clinton celebrates his birthday AND retirement at the 2018 Kiss Block Party! Not only will George and his P-Funk All-Stars be rockin' the block, but there's more: Dazz Band, Mary Jane Girls, Rose Royce, Con-Funk-Shun are also performing, making for one sizzling hot line-up!
American singer, songwriter, and music producer George Clinton is best known as creator and bandleader of Parliament and Funkadelic, or P-Funk, during the 1970s and early 1980s. After singing in a doo-wop group called The Parliaments as a teenager in the 1960s, who had a hit with their 1967 single "(I Wanna) Testify", Clinton became a songwriter for Motown. While in The Parliaments, Clinton gathered his tour-mates and created the ensemble Funkadelic, who later also became Parliament – a sister band comprised of the same members, but with a different funk sound. Throughout the 1970s, Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic charted over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and had three platinum albums. During the 1980s, Clinton branched out as a solo artist, as well as producing albums for artists such as Bootsy Collins and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Today, Clinton tours with The P-Funk Allstars – a band containing many of the original P-Funk members. Clinton is set to retire from touring in 2018.