05 December 2019

BILOXI, 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 Beau Rivage Theatre on Saturday, January 11, at 8 p.m.

Clinton, who 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 $24.95, $34.95, $44.95 and $64.95 plus tax and facility fee and are available at www.beaurivage.com or by calling 888.747.7711.

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ABOUT BEAU RIVAGE
Already known as the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino continues to raise the bar. Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond beachfront resort features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including TAP Book Bar & Bistreaux, Mississippi’s full-service sports betting and entertainment destination. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade with a Black Clover Lounge and Topgolf Swing Suite, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For more information and reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit
www.beaurivage.com.

 

CONTACT:   Mary Cracchiolo Spain, Beau Rivage, (228) 386-7134, mspain@mgmresorts.com