Cain Park Hosts The Ultimate Funk Party on June 20 with Average White Band and The Family Stone

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Average White Band and The Family Stone bring "Hot Fun in the Summertime" to Cain Park on June 20.

Average White Band and the Family Stone play Cain Park June 20.

Average White Band plays Cain Park June 20

For one night only, funk legends Average White Band and The Family Stone will be performing together in Cain Park’s Evans Amphitheater on June 20 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for this event are $75, $40, $35 reserved and $20 lawn in advance and $75/43/38/23 the day of the show. They can be purchased at Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) or the Cain Park ticket office (216-371-3000). Cain Park is located at Lee Road and Superior Road in Cleveland Heights.

A free parking shuttle service is available for this concert made possible by Motorcars Honda/Toyota/Scion. The shuttle runs one hour before showtime (it will not run once the concert begins) and up to one hour after the concert ends. Those interested should park at Cleveland Heights City Hall (40 Severance Circle, 44118). Shuttle pick-up is in front of Cleveland Heights City Hall.

Average White Band is widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. They’re a Scottish soul and funk band founded by Onnie McIntyre (guitar, vocals) and Alan Gorrie (lead vocals, bass, guitar). Debuting in 1973 with Show Your Hand, the band’s impressive discography includes Cut The Cake (1975), Shine (1980), and their most recent CD, Times Squared (2009). Average White Band has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance for “Cut The Cake,” and their work has been featured in several movies and television shows, such as Superman 2, Blue Streak, and That ‘70s Show. While a good number of cuts became hit singles (“Cut the Cake,” “Pick Up the Pieces”), many other album tracks, like “Schoolboy Crush” and “Stop the Rain” became much sampled grooves.

The Family Stone, featuring original founding members Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, and Greg Errico, will perform some of the greatest hits from Sly and the Family Stone, the first interracial and inter-gender rock and roll band. The band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and a Sly and the Family Stone tribute performance took place at the Grammy Awards in 2006.

This concert is supported by 91.3 The Summit. Cain Park 2014 season sponsors include Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio Arts Council, Severance Town Center, Intercontinental Hotels – Cleveland, and Motorcars Honda/Toyota/Scion.

Cain Park, a municipally owned and operated summer arts park and one of the nation’s oldest landmark outdoor theaters entering its 76th season, is produced by the City of Cleveland Heights and is located on Superior Road between Lee and South Taylor roads.

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