Sun 17 Apr 2011

Featuring the blistering musicianship of Art "Poppa Funk" Neville on Keys, George Porter, Jr. on Bass, Ian Neville (son of Art) on Guitar, and Russell Batiste, Jr. on Drums, the updated and refreshed Funky Meters are sure bring the house down at this year’s Bluesfest! Considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, The Meters created a unique sound that lasted through the sixties and seventies and was reborn in the late eighties. Their trademark sound blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with an irresistible New Orleans vibe.

In their 31-year history, The Meters have grooved their way around the globe. They have toured with such talents as The Rolling Stones, and have been a studio band for such diverse artists as Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer, and Patti Labelle.

After a change in personnel came the change in name. In 1994, they were officially christened The Funky Meters. After three years of solid touring including dates at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Jamcruise, The Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco, Fuji Rock Festival, The Hangout Festival and countless others, the Funky Meters are stronger than ever. Enjoy this special treat funk fans!

WHEN: Sunday April the 17th
WHERE: Corner Hotel, Richmond
TICKETS: $65+BF Corner Box Office 11am-8pm Mon-Sat, 9427 9198 or

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