Thursday, September 24, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Submission Deadline
Monday, March 30, 2020
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA

The University of Dayton Graul Chair in Arts and Languages, in collaboration with the Dayton Funk Music Hall of Fame and Museum Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Department of Music, is excited to present the second Dayton Funk Symposium.

The purpose of this conference is to bring Funk music scholars and practitioners together in the city instrumental in the innovative African American Funk music movement of the 1970s and 1980s. Special events of this year’s conference include a keynote address by Rickey Vincent, author of Funk: The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of the One; the inaugural induction of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, the Ohio Players, and the late James Brown into the Funk Hall of Fame; the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Rockin’ Orchestra Series concert featuring Funk Music and the Dayton Funk All-Stars Band; and a Funk line dance party with instruction hosted by Dayton DJ Stan “The Man” Brooks of Soul Dayton Radio.