Live For Live Music‘s The Funk Sessions return to Denver, CO’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Saturday, April 17th with an all-star tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson billed as MJ vs. Stevie. Limited tickets for each of the two MJ vs. Stevie shows (early show and late show on 4/17) will go on sale this Friday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. MT here.
The one-night, two-show event will feature one-half of Grammy-nominated future-funk juggernaut Lettuce (drummer Adam Deitch, guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom) in addition to enigmatic bassist MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost-Note) and funky keyboardist Deshawn “D’Vibes” Alexander (Watermelon Funk).
Much like the February and March editions of The Funk Sessions, the MJ vs. Stevie shows will be seated and socially-distanced and will comply with strict health and safety guidelines. In addition to the drastically-reduced capacity and distanced seating, the events will require attendees to wear a mask at all times while not seated at their tables. All attendees must remain at their table for the duration of the shows except when visiting the restroom. Attendees seated at different tables will not be permitted to commingle during the events. In order to prevent crowding, drink orders will not be taken at the venue bar. See below for a full list of safety precautions in place for the event.
A portion of ticket proceeds from The Funk Sessions – MJ vs. Stevie will be donated to Accessible Festivals, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to making live music and recreational events fully accessible for people of all abilities. By educating the public and bringing together like-minded organizations, we can end the stigmatization involved with having a disability so that everyone can have the opportunity to have amazing experiences, regardless of ability.
A very limited allotment of tickets to The Funk Sessions – MJ vs. Stevie at Cervantes’ on Saturday, April 17th will go on sale this Friday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. MT here. See below for more details and RSVP to the Facebook event page for updates.
Date: Saturday, April 17th (1 night, 2 socially distant shows)
Show: Live For Live Music & Cervantes Present: The Funk Sessions – MJ vs Stevie
Artists: MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost-Note), Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (Lettuce), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), Deshawn “D’Vibes” Alexander (Watermelon Funk)
Venue: Cervantes’ Masterpiece –2637 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205
Tickets: (very limited capacity, on sale Fri, 3/19 @ 11 a.m. MT): $65
Time: Early Show – Doors 6:00 p.m. / Show 6:45 p.m. | Late Show – Doors 9:00 p.m. / Show: 9:45 p.m.
Notes: A portion of tickets will be donated to Accessible Festivals, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to making live music and recreational events fully accessible for people of all abilities. By educating the public and bringing together like-minded organizations, we can end the stigmatization involved with having a disability so that everyone can have the opportunity to have amazing experiences, regardless of ability.
Health/Safety Info: GOLDEN RULE – Parties must remain together from the time they arrive until the time they leave. Once seated, guests must remain at their designated table throughout the performance unless they are visiting the restroom. Guests are allowed to stand up at their tables and dance but must remain at their tables while standing.
Seated groups will not be permitted to commingle at the concerts. You may have friends seated at other tables. They are not allowed to visit your table and you are not allowed to visit their table.
Cervantes’ is adhering to all re-opening guidelines set forth by the state of Colorado. First and foremost, DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK. Masks must be worn at all times by all attendees while away from their table. Guests must wear their masks when lined up in front of the venue, while being escorted to their table, while exiting the venue, and at any other time at which they are not seated at their table.
Guests will scan the QR code on their table in order to access the bar menu. Guests will be served at their tables. Orders will not be taken at the bar.