Funk Junkies Show At The Silk Factory

Funk Junkies Show At The Silk Factory

Come and groove to the funky beats of the Funk Junkies at the Silk Factory! Get ready for a night of non-stop dancing and good vibes. This in-person event will be held at the legendary Silk Factory, known for its eclectric atmosphere and killer sound system.

Get your dancing shoes on and prepare to be blown away by the energetic performance of the Funk Junkies. With their irresistible blend of funk, soul, and groove, they’ll have you moving and grooving all night long.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the Funk Junkies live at the Silk Factory. Grab your friends, bring your best dance moves, and get ready for an unforgettable night of funk-filled fun!

The “Funk Junkies”, is a band that specializes in laying down the funk

Rich Fracasse, founding member of the Funk Junkies, grew up in Newburgh NY-a city just north of NYC. At the time, Newburgh had some of the highest violent crime rates in the country because of its depressed urban environment and lack of opportunity. During his adolescence, Rich gravitated towards music-avoiding many of the potential pitfalls that existed for young adults in his community. He was fortunate enough to have played with many local inner city musicians during that time. Most of whom were musicians involved with the church playing Gospel music.

Rich: ” Having the opportunity to play with these talented guys growing up gave me the ability to really know syncopation and be able to feel groove… I learned and felt things playing with those guys that no music theory teacher could ever teach you.”

The “Funk Junkies” have played all over the Tri-State area for the past 10 years.With founding Member Rich Fracasse Bass/Lead Vocals), Jim Verdi (Drums), Tommy Rausch (Guitar/Bass/Lead/BGV), Gennaro Esposito (Guitar), Mike Antonelli (Tenor Sax), Derrick James (Alto Sax), Rick Savage (Trumpet), Jason Miller (Trombone/Horns), Geoff Vidal (Sax), Neil Alexander (Keys), Pito Castillo (percussion), Kenny Harbus (Trumpet) and vocalist Corey Glover (of Living Colour).

Opener: Stank Groove Posse 7pm

Kim Lesley (vocals)and Eric Knight (sax) have been playing music together for over 20 years. It’s always got to be funky, soulful with Jazz flavors to make it swing. THE STANK GROVE POSSE tells the story! Always with an an ensemble of musicians to keep it Groovin.

Drums Devin Collins

Guitar Marc Ciprut

Keyboard Adam Ahuja

Bass Tony Solis

Eric Knight is a world-class veteran saxophonist who has recorded, performed, and toured major acts such as The Rolling Stones, Prince, J. Lo, Etta James, Hiram Bullock, Randy Brecker, and Donny McCaslin on Hiram’s 2005 release called “Too Funky 2 Ignore”. featured soloist on the title track.

2023 Eric will be releasing his debut album called “Cover to Cover – Vol. 1” co-produced and mixed by Multi-Platinum Drummer/Programmer Steven Wolf

Kim Lesley is a singer/song writer/percussionist from London with 40 years of experience touring and recording. She has performed with Paul Young, Jools Holland, Sting, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton and has written compositions with Lenny White, Her concerts uplift the soul with her original songs a unique musical mixture of bebop

jazz/funk/soul flavors, played with always the best ensemble of NYC musicians which translates to her CD ‘Daughter of God’.

Doors at 6pm

Food available for additional purchase with options such as lobster roll, sliders, truffle fries and more!

Multiple bars, 2 floors, a lot of dancing

$15 GA standing room

$25 guaranteed seat upstairs

$200 table of 10 included 10 tickets

$240 for a table of 12 with 12 tickets

Parking available in our 2 lots, at the church across the street, street parking, and municipal lots down the road. We do recommend carpooling, uber, lyft, taxi, etc! We do NOT tolerate Drinking & Driving.

At the door all we need is your last name no need to print out tickets!

We are donating $5 from every ticket to ACT (Act Through Music).

ACT Through Music began as a passion for preventing an individual from taking their own life and the subsequent pain felt by their friends and family. ACT serves as a memory of Adam Christopher Turell and enforces the importance of awareness through music and community. ACT Through Music Inc. was formed for the charitable purpose of helping to raise awareness and prevent suicide in children ages 12-18 years. As a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our organization provides online and print materials, distributes “ACT Kits” to local schools, and important information on phone numbers to call/text when in crisis. These unique “ACT Kits” for children ages 12 to 18 include stress balls, journals/pens, and words of encouragement that focus on mental health. In addition to mental health kits, ACT Through Music Inc. established an annual scholarship for high school students.

On a wider scale, ACT Through Music helps bring comfort to families who have lost loved ones by sharing their stories and keeping the memories of their loved ones alive. Additionally, ACT Through Music will provide financial assistance to families after the loss of a loved one.

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Nov 17 2023


8:30 pm

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Silk Factory
299 Washington Street, Newburgh NY 12550
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