Coachman Park Concert Series Heats Up With Funk Music and Rock & Roll Legends

Post Date: 03/08/2018 2:18 PM

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The king of funk music and a pair of rock and roll hall of famers will be jamming out in Clearwater as part of the 2018 Coachman Park Concert Series. Located on the beautiful waterfront of downtown Clearwater, Coachman Park is like no other venue in the Tampa Bay area, offering a more intimate setting for visitors to get an up-close and personal experience with artists performing.

Getting the concert series warmed up will be legendary bandleader, songwriter and record producer George Clinton and his band Parliament Funkadelic. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will bring the funk to Coachman Park on May 5, Cinco De Mayo, at 7 p.m. Clinton, at 76-years-young, revolutionized R&B during the ‘70s with his eclectic form of funk music and psychedelic culture. He would later form the Parliament Funkadelic Machine and continue to dominate the music industry, recording three platinum albums and capturing more than 40 R&B hit singles.

Music icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists John Fogerty and ZZ top will bring their Blues and Bayous Tour to Coachman Park on June 2 at 7 p.m. Fogerty not only founded, but was also the lead singer, lead guitarist and main songwriter for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival a.k.a. CCR. The classic rock band had nine gold albums along with nine top-ten singles, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Fogerty went solo in 1972 pumping out hits like “Down on the Corner,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son” and more. He is also listed as one of the 100 greatest guitarists and 100 greatest singers by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill make up the legendary rock band ZZ Top. Formed in 1969, ZZ Top has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide which include 11 gold, seven platinum and three multi-platinum records; making them one of the top selling artists in the United States.

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