On July 27th and 28th, The Chase Brothers of Adam and Matt Chase will bring two of their stellar, fan-favorite tributes to the East Coast for a two-night run across New York City and Philadelphia. For these two shows, the all-star band will pay tribute to classic funk icons James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone, with The Chase Brothers leading The James Brown Dance Party and A Family Affair: A Tribute To Sly & The Family Stone each night.

Billed as “The Summer FUNKtion”, James Brown Dance Party and A Family Affair first hit New York City’s NuBlu on July 27th, which will also feature support from DJ BOOMTOWN, who will be spinning classic tracks from Michael Jackson and Prince. Tickets to Friday night’s show available here. The next night, on July 28th, the Summer FUNKtion heads to Philadelphia for a performance at World Cafe Live. Saturday night tickets available here.

Led by The Chase Brothers, Adam and Matt Chase, the all-star tribute to the Godfather of Soul will also feature Chris Rob (Talib Kweli, Craig Robinson’s Nasty Delicious), Felix Pastorius (Mike Clark, Jeff Coffin), Michelle Willis (David Crosby, Becca Stevens), and Adam Dotson (Rubblebucket, Slavic Soul Party). For the New York City performances, Snarky Puppy‘s Chris Bullock and Justin Stanton will be on hand, while Cory Riker (John Legend, Seal) and James Cage (Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Pharell) will sub in during the next night’s show in Philly.

As Adam Chase told Live For Live Music,

An argument can be made that without the music of James Brown and Sly and The Family Stone, the world of funk and hip-hop would not be where it is at today, if it existed at all. It is only fitting to bring these two incredible and influential catalogs together for two epic summer throwdowns! With the highly acclaimed and celebrated James Brown tribute, The James Brown Dance Party, and the newly formed tribute to Sly and The Family Stone, A Family Affair, these (indoor and air-conditioned) parties are destined to be the perfect way to stay cool this summer while dialing up the heat all at the same time. To make things even better, the NYC show at NuBlu will be featuring a special DJ set by DJ BOOMTOWN that will celebrate the music of Michael Jackson and Prince.  What could be better than a night filled with James Brown, Sly and The Family Stone, Prince and Michael Jackson?!
For more information, head to James Brown Dance Party’s website here.

The Summer FUNKtion

July 27 Nublutix

July 28 World Cafetix