Title: 7th Annual FestivALL West Side Wiener Dog Race
Location: Stonewall Jackson Middle School
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Description: Family fun for all! Featuring the wiener dog races with fetch competitions, a costume contest, food vendors, music and more.
11 – 12:30pm Race Registration at the corner of Matthews and Washington St. W
12:30pm Fetch Competition
1:00pm Red Bull and Go Mart present Terry Adams, Flatland BMX Demonstration
1:30pm Wiener Dog Costume Contest and Parade
2 – 3pm Races
The Mayor’s Concert with Kool and the Gang
Maier Performance Hall, Clay Center
West Virginia is turning 150 – “Celebrate” at the Mayor’s Concert with Kool and the Gang, the band that wrote the song! “Get Down On It”, “Jungle Boogie”, “Funky Stuff” and “Big Fun” are only a few of the hits that will make this a night to remember.
Tickets: $40, $55, $65 at the Clay Center, by phone at (304) 561-3570 and on line here.
Presented by Andrew Jordon (Pritchard Mining) and Mayor Danny Jones
Kool & the Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like “Celebration”, “Get Down On It”, “Funky Stuff”, “Cherish”, “Jungle Boogie”, “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame” they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 35 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.
Formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-’60s, they became one of the most inspired and influential funk units during the ’70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the ’80s after their breakout hit “Celebration” in 1979. Just as funky as James Brown or Parliament, Kool & the Gang relied on their jazz backgrounds and long friendship to form a tightly knit group with the interplay and improvisation of a jazz outfit, plus the energy and spark of a band with equal ties to soul, R&B, and funk. In recent years they have continued to tour performing arts centers, casino resorts and cruise lines in the USA and Europe. In 2012 they joined Bon Jovi on a national tour.