FUNKsgiving returns to the Rialto ahead of Dusty Pockets-fronted benefit concert
Spend happy hour in the Burn Box before heading downstairs to catch a show at the Rialto. The Downtown Bozeman venue features loads of fantastic live entertainment for music-lovers this and every month. Here’s a look at just a few of the upcoming happenings.
Sweet Groovalicious Funk Machine fronts the 7th Annual FUNKsgiving on Saturday, November 23rd at 8pm. Entry to this all-ages event is $18.50. Proceeds will be shared with Run Dog Run, this year’s non-profit partner. Doors at 7pm.
The 70s-themed dance party of the year is for everyone who likes to get down and get funky. Come shake everything you got to the spicy sounds of Seet Groovalicious Funk. As always, 70s costumes are strongly encouraged. Let’s see those bell bottoms, ‘staches, polyester and sequins!
Bozeman’s Sweet Groovalicious Funk specializes in good times, playing “retro funk and soul with some ‘funkified’ versions of modern hits thrown in – all to get you up to get down.” Featuring a core group of experienced pro players, the funk band is all about the groove and all about the fun.
With a heavy dose of James Brown and Motown, they’re not afraid to throw in a few funky twists on modern hits – and not above a few chunks of cheesy lounge disco. This is a party band, a get off your butt and dance band, a here to pay some respect to the grooves of yesterday band. When it’s time for lettin’ it all hang out, it’s time to turn on the Sweet Groovalicious Funk Machine.
Wednesday, November 27th features The Dusty Pockets & Friends for a special holiday benefit show in support of Bozeman Friends of Music. The evening will include guest spots by Torrin Daniels and Shawn Swain of Kitchen Dwellers, The Horn Stars, as well as Paige Rasmussen and Kelly Nicholson, among others. Music begins at 8pm. Tickets to this all-ages show are $10. Doors at 7pm.
The Pockets tell meaningful stories, delivered with grit, wrapped in beautiful melodies and driven by powerful grooves. Their self-invented genre, “recreational Americana,” is indicative of the band’s mission to make seriously good music and have fun at the same time. The band’s debut release, Hard Line, is a ten-song album that cherry-picks from the band’s wide and growing catalog of original songs. Centered on a strong foundation of American musical traditions, Hard Line and the band’s live shows showcase a collection of tunes that scratch the itch for twang, soul, and rock n’ roll all at once.
Experience a live performance by electronic duo SkiiTour on Wednesday, December 4th. Local project aRoMa will get the party started at 8pm. Advance tickets to this all-ages show are $15. Doors at 7pm.
Fusing two fresh-off-the-mountain electronic music addicts, Tim and Dave together create 12 feet and 350 pounds of turbo-funk-boosted, snowsuit-donning man flesh. Hailing from the world famous ski town of Whistler, this dynamic duo loves shredding fresh powder just as much as they love smashing out hit records in the studio. Producing and performing together for over 8 years, they are like savage yetis feeding off of each other during their high energy live shows which feature snow machines and loud retro ski gear. Sonically they are firmly rooted in house music but can be expected to sprinkle a couple extra genres into every set. Recent singles “Blue Caboose” and “Redlight” are available now.
The Rialto is located at 10 W Main St. in the center of historic Downtown Bozeman. Peruse current happenings and buy advance tickets at www.logjampresents.com/rialto. Follow the Rialto on Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date event announcements. •