Funkfest: The Rick James Memorial Concert
What a blast! To be back at LaSalle Park for an outdoor concert? And a tribute to Rick James no less. That's where we ended up after Brewfest... I mean after the Buffalo Niagara Thunder motorcycle rally. Even after a day filled with stellar events, I was completely transfixed by Funkfest. It was so cool to see hundreds of people hanging out in front of the underutilized band shell (first BirdAir structure installed downtown). I could hardly believe the news when I heard that there was going to be live music there. I hope that this venue can one day become the place that the Junior League association intended it to be.
What made Funkfest even more special was the crowd. Everyone brought down lawn chairs, umbrellas and funky tents. It was colorful and there was the smell of barbecue in the air... it was exactly how I imagined a concert at LaSalle Park should be. There were even vendors there selling food and sundries. Congratulations to everyone who pulled off this concert - it gives me hope that LaSalle will one day be known as an outdoor live music venue.