07 June 2019

TUNICA, Miss. – After 50 years on the road, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic bring their farewell tour, “One National Under a Groove,” to Gold Strike Casino Resort’s Millennium Theatre on Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m.

Clinton, who recently received the 2019 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s performers Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Sly Stone. His Parliament Funkadelic collective achieved 13 Top 10 hits in the American R&B music charts between 1967 and 1983, with six reaching No. 1, including “Flash Light,” “Aqua Boogie,” “(Not Just) Knee Deep” and “One Nation Under a Groove.”

As Clinton looked to Hendrix, Zappa and Stone in his early years, early ’90s artists Digital Underground, Dr. Dre and Warren G brought a rise to funk-inspired rap, and funk rock bands Primus and Red Hot Chili Peppers re-established Clinton as a force in music. His music became the soundtrack for the rap movement, as artists from MC Hammer to LL Cool J to Snoop Dogg depended heavily on the infectious groove of Clinton productions as the foundation of their recordings.

Clinton’s illustrious career and success as a producer/writer/performer created a relentless dedication to funk as a musical form. Funk as a musical style had been deeply rooted in the music traditions of New Orleans and the Blues of the Deep South. Following the lead – and commercial success – of James Brown and Sly Stone, Clinton took Funk to new heights, blending elements of jazz, rock, pop, classical and even gospel into his productions, eventually developing a unique and easily identifiable style affectionately called “Pfunk.” Clinton’s inspiration, dedication and determination resulted in the elevation of “funk” music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself.

Tickets are $44.95, $54.95, & $64.95 plus tax and service fee and are available at www.goldstrike.com or by calling 888.747.7711.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:         

Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts International, mspain@mgmresorts.com