Funktoberfest 2011 features George Clinton with Frank Stepanek Band feat George Deveny and Bob Holz

Funktoberfest 2011. Oct. 8th Gelston Castle. Mowhawk,NY 11AM- ? George Clinton and Frank Stepanek Band featuring George Deveny and drum legend Bob Holz
Sept. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- .Gelston Castle Estate’ First Annual “Funktoberfest” to Feature George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic along with three time Grammy nominee Frank Stepanek Band with George Deveny and legendary drummer Bob Holz.

9/19/11 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Deveny

(MOHAWK, NY) - Gelston Castle Estate and Lagunitas/Smutty Nose Breweries present "Funktoberfest” on Sat., Oct. 8 featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic. The day-long music festival includes L*A*W, Frank Stepanek Band with George Deveny and legendary drummer Bob Holz, Anguile & the High Steppers,  Slug and DJ Kaleaf. WOUR-FM's Genesee Joe will MC.

Like Bavarian Octoberfests, “Funktoberfest” celebrates music, beer and food. Funk, soul and roots rock with Gelston Castle Estate's stunning view of the Mohawk Valley. Advance general admission tickets are $30. Over 21 only, must present valid state-issued ID. Gates open at 10 a.m., music starts at 11. RV camping only available Saturday night. Tickets are available at Big Apple Music and all Tebb’s locations. Or, log onto or call 1-877-3-SAFFLYN.

George Clinton is the single most influential figure in the history of Funk music, the mastermind behind Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Hollywood Rock Walk, and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAACP Image awards. In 2002, SPIN Magazine voted them number six of the 50 Greatest Bands of All Time. They were headliners at Woodstock ’99, where they gave an electrifying performance.

Multi-talented L*A*W’s songs have been played on MTV’’s The Real World,” “Next,and “Making the Band. The singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist also appeared on TV with Amy Winehouse. Boston-based Anguile and the High Steppers specializing in roots reggae, with an emphasis on dub and Afro-fusion.  Of special note is the appearance of Three time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter-guitarist Frank Stepanek. Stepanek is a high-energy showman who formerly played with Black Uhuru. Joining Stepanek is  well know guitarist George Deveny and legendary drummer Bob Holz. Bob Holz is widely considered to be one of America’s funkiest drummers with his poly rhythmic approach. Crown Height’s DJ Kaleaf will spin the newest tunes from around the world. Slug's influences are a mix of American roots, rock, blues, funk, bluegrass and country.

Gelston Castle Estate is offering a 30 percent discount for VFW and active military members. The VFW Foundation is the official charity of Gelston Castle Estate 2011.

Historic Gelston Castle Estate is situated on 330 acres overlooking the Mohawk Valley, since 2009 has hosted major events including moe.down, Furthurfest, Reggae For Climate Protection, and Drums Along the Mohawk.

For more: Contact: George Deveny 315.868.5490
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