Mid-Winter Funk Fest featuring Grippo Funk Band

Date: Feb 3 2018

Bolton Valley is hosting the Mid-Winter Funk Fest featuring Grippo Funk Band. Lowell Thompson and Kelly Ravin will get the crowd warmed up before Grippo Funk Band takes the stage. Take this evening and get funky after hours at Bolton Valley.

Start your day by skiing and riding, then head to the Sports Center and jam the night away with Grippo Funk Band. Too tired to drive home? Grab a room at the Inn at Bolton Valley, just steps away from the concert venue, and you won’t have to worry about making a midnight run back home.

Doors will open at 7:30pm and tickets are just $18 at the door. 

The Grippo Funk Band got its start at Burlington VT’s Red Square in 1999 when alto saxophonist Dave Grippo gathered some of his favorite musicians together to jam on Monday nights. This humble beginning led to an unbroken string of Mondays at the Square that lasted nearly seven years. These legendary gigs served as a funk-style bootcamp where the GFB explored the deep cuts of James Brown, Maceo Parker, Sly Stone, and countless other R&B legends. Musicians touring with Dr. John, Soulive, Maceo, Beyonce Knowles, The Neville Brothers, and saxophonist Chris Potter would often make it a point to stop by and jam when in town on a Monday night. The GFB took it in, mixed it up, stirred the pot, and as months turned to years they developed their own ensemble sound and “heartbeat in unison” deadly locked-down grooves.

The GFB has also been exceptionally fortunate to benefit from the contributions of many outstanding performers through the years such as Reko The Mighty Konflik, who will be performing with the band at Bolton Valley.