Garden City Grooves Finale/Rocksteady Multimedia Arts Exhibition: Jonnie 5 Brass Band, The Phatfunks, DJ Dundidit
On Saturday May 5, the GCG finale at the White Eagle Hall will take place in collaboration with the Rocksteady Collective Multimedia Arts Exhibition which returns as a launch for Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival to present visual and culinary arts from a variety of local artists. The connection between soul, r&b and funk, and hip-hop will be evident at this visual, auditory and culinary extravaganza that will also showcase some of the finest up and coming local soul, jazz and funk acts in the Capital region including The Phatfunks and Jonnie 5 Brass Band. This is a free, all ages event until 9:30pm, when a cover charge will be in effect so be sure to get here before 9pm to check out the incredible visuals and food.
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Jonnie 5 Brass Band
The Jonnie 5 Brass Band brings together 5 of the finest and funkiest wind players from Victoria's thriving scene of horn-heavy dance bands, drawing members from local favourite musical acts the New Groovement and Bucan Bucan. The Jonnie 5 stir up a tasty jambalaya of New Orleans-inspired Jazz, Funk, Rhythm & Blues and Soul that will satisfy all you... more info
The Phatfunks are a group of 6 talented young musicians hailing from Victoria, Canada. Ranging in age from 16-19, the band attends local high schools, and the University of Victoria. They combine Old-school funk, R&B, and Jazz Fusion, with a rock-solid rhythm section laying the groundwork for powerful, tight horns, resulting in a groovy, infectious... more info