The Funky Biscuit hosts the 6th Annual Biscuit Fest on Thursday March 30th through Sunday April 2nd in Boca Raton. Biscuit Fest 6 presents a wide variety of styles including extreme funk, soul, R&B, jazz, jam and blues which represents the overall eclecticism that is brought to South Florida audiences by The Funky Biscuit week after week. The artists presented are some of the biggest names on the national scene! This year Biscuit Fest 6 has a stacked lineup including:
THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH – ERIC KRASNO BAND
Biscuit Fest 6 kicks off with the Eric Krasno Band at The Funky Biscuit with special guests Lemon City Trio! For nearly two decades, Eric Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music. We’ve heard his virtuous, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded), seen him onstage supporting the likes of the The Rolling Stones and The Roots, watched him take home multiple GRAMMY Awards, and benefited from his deft, behind-the-scenes work as a producer and songwriter for everyone from Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and 50 Cent to Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone. Most recently Krasno has released a rousing new solo album ‘Blood From A Stone’ and reveals a previously unknown and utterly compelling side of his artistry.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31 – THE MAIN SQUEEZE
The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana. Since coming together in late 2009 The Main Squeeze have managed to establish a unique sound and identity in a short period of time. The Main Squeeze is like mid 70’s Stevie Wonder meets the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A band that pumps out a seamless groove that blends equal parts soul, funk and rock ‘n’ roll and delivers soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves and powerful solos. Picture that and you have a pretty good idea of what THE MAIN SQUEEZE will bring when they throw down on the second night of Biscuit Fest 6!
SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST – OTEIL BURBRIDGE’S BUREAU OF SABOTAGE
The third night of Biscuit fest 6 brings Oteil Burbridge’s Bureau Of Sabotage! This is an incredible supergroup of stellar musicians that features on bass Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Company., Col.Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit), on guitar John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra, Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends), on keyboards Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits) and on drums Jeff Franca (Theivery corporation). Also on the bill, very special guests local faves Crazy Fingers to get the evening started!
SUNDAY, APRIL 2ND BLUES JAM
Closing out Biscuit Fest 6 The Funky Biscuit will bring you a music summit featuring six string wunderkind Matt Schofield, blues-rock big dog’s the Albert Castiglia Band, Levon Helm collaborator Chris O’Leary and The Chris O’Leary Band and go-to sideman and frequent guest of Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Widespread Panic, eximious saxman Mr. Ron Holloway!
Each night of Biscuit Fest 6 features artists at large Ron Holloway and south Florida native and sacred steel virtuoso Roosevelt Collier!
More info and tickets available (while supplies last) at: www.funkybiscuit.com
March 29, 2017 Weekend Blog