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George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic + The James Brown Band & Special Guests for Funky Friday Masters Week!

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majorrageraugusta20182The Major Rager Augusta to Host George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic + The James Brown Band & Special Guests for Funky Friday Masters Week!

When: Friday, April 6, 2018
What: The Major Rager Augusta w/ George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic and The James Brown Band + Special Guests | Sky City Official Late Night Afterparty w/ Everyone Orchestra
Where: Augusta Common in Downtown Augusta, GA (Broad St. Between 8th & 9th)

Tickets ON SALE FRIDAY, Jan. 12 @ 10am ET at TheMajorRager.com & FWBpro.com
$20 Early Bird GA / $85 VIP Early Bird (Expires Friday, January 25 at 10am)
$30 Advance GA / $40 GA Day of Show
$100 FORE! Pack = 4 GA Tickets
$100 VIP Advance / $120 Day of Show
$350 VIP FORE! Pack = 4 VIP Tickets
$20 Sky City Late Night w/ Everyone Orchestra

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Friends With Benefits Productions (@FWBpro on Instagram & Twitter) is running a contest for this initial announce across its social media pages. One band and three Artists at Large have been left blank on The Major Rager poster. The first person who can successfully guess these artists will WIN 4 VIP Tickets (4 guesses allowed)!

Augusta, Georgia (Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018): Friends With Benefits Productions announces the initial lineup for The Major Rager Augusta 2018! This year marks the fifth anniversary of the event, now a staple Masters Week in Augusta. Confirmed to headline is Grammy Award winning performer, writer, producer and cultural icon George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic.

Inspired by Motown‘s assembly line of sound, George Clinton gradually put together a collective of over 50 musicians and recorded the ensemble during the ’70s both as Parliament and Funkadelic. While Funkadelic pursued band-format psychedelic rock, Parliament engaged in a Funk free-for-all, blending influences from the Godfathers (James Brown and Sly Stone) with freaky costumes and themes inspired by ’60s culture and science fiction. Parliament-Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

The early ’90s saw the rise of funk-inspired rap (courtesy of Digital Underground, Dr. Dre, and Warren G.) and Funk Rock (Primus and Red Hot Chili Peppers) that re-established the status of Clinton & co. as one of the most important forces in the recent history of music. Clinton’s music became the soundtrack for the rap movement, as artists from MC Hammer to LL Cool J and Snoop Dogg depended heavily on the infectious groove of Clinton’s productions as the foundation of their recordings.

Before George Clinton lands the Mothership at the Augusta Common, the world-renowned James Brown Band is slated for a rare reuniting as direct support. Over the course of his 50 year recording and performing career, Mr. Brown literally changed the direction of popular music by forging his own path and constantly shattering previously held notions of what was acceptable. In so doing, he created a completely new sound and genre of music called Funk. He also garnered a reputation for having the tightest, most disciplined band in show business. There are many James Brown tribute acts and imitators, but this is the Real James Brown Band.

The Major Rager will honor the musical legacy of James Brown whose memorial statue on Broad St. overlooks the festival grounds. The show will benefit the talented youngsters from the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (JAMP). This wonderful nonprofit organization is headed by Mr. Brown’s daughter Deanna Brown-Thomas, and furthers music education for Augusta’s youth. A portion of proceeds from the event will go to JAMP, who will also perform their music to the delight of both visitors and the hometown crowd alike.

Performing as Artist at Large is fourteen-year-old guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, living proof that dreams really do come true. It started when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock at eight-years-old. Inspired by his father’s record collection, he instantly realized he wanted to play guitar. Four years later, he was cast as the principle role of guitarist “Zack Mooneyham” in the Tony Award nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical.

Friends With Benefits Productions (@FWBpro on Instagram & Twitter) is running a contest for this initial announce across its social media pages. One band and three Artists at Large have been left blank on The Major Rager poster. The first person who can successfully guess these artists will win 4 VIP tickets (4 guesses allowed)!

This will be the most impressive collection of artists Augusta has seen since The James Brown Family Birthday Bash in 2016, and will be undoubtedly be the coolest event Friday night of Tournament Week. Don’t wait to get tickets, and take advantage of preferred pricing.

The Official Late Night Afterparty will roll on at the newly renovated Sky City with a collection of the who’s who in the world of music featuring Matt Butler’s Everyone Orchestra (members TBA) performing dynamic sets of pure improvisation. In the immortal words of George Clinton: “Free your mind, and your ass will follow.” Get ready to groove because this is a Rager for everyone!

Tickets ON SALE FRIDAY, Jan. 12 @ 10am ET at TheMajorRager.com & FWBpro.com

 

American Shadow | Experience The Stories, Music and Legacy

The James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils Summer Session Registration

What: JAMP Summer Session
When: June 5-July 14 Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm
Where: Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds St. Augusta, GA 30901
Why: To educate and help motivate youth in music education. Fun learning a musical instrument, read musical notes, workshops from artists and musicians and learn the history of Mr. James Brown.
How much: Click "Jamp Downloads" look for Tuition and Fees, Application and Handbook.

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About Us

There was a visionary who thought it robbery not to give unto those who were impoverished. Our father, James Brown, the godfather of soul was that visionary. His musical legacy is celebrated all over the world. Our focus here at The James Brown Family Foundation, Inc. is on his legacy of giving.

Our Story

For many years now, we have continued to build upon our father's legacy of giving in many communities around the country. The James Brown Family Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2007 for charitable and educational purposes.

Our Mission

Our collective mission is to continue our father's legacy of charitable giving. His main goal was to bring hope to those who are less fortunate.
Through The James Brown Family Foundation, our commission is to expand James Brown's vision by touching those here at home and around the world to assist underprivileged children and impoverished families through our initiatives and projects.

The Legacy Still Lives

 Not only did he revolutionize music by creating three new genres, James Brown, The Godfather of Soul also played a major role uplifting people in such a way that would forever shape young minds to transform the world.

The JB Family Historical Tour

The James Brown Family Historical Tour run once a week on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. The tour begins at the Augusta Museum of History. Along with a guide, the bus tour visit sites that are significant to the history of James Brown growing up and living in Augusta

The JB Academy Of Musik Pupils

J.A.M.P. is a Musical, instrumental, initiative year-round hub designed for the youth to discover their musical ability to “Staying on the Good Foot.”

JBFF Programs

We have a fixed plan to improve the child's world. Moreover, we are careful about the sudden disaster and harmful environment.

  • MUSIK PUPILS ROCK 360x200J.A.M.P. is a Musical, instrumental, initiative year-round hub designed for the youth to discover their musical ability to “Staying on the Good Foot.”

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  • JBFF granting wishes360A special way of providing extraordinary wishes to youth. It’s a great feeling to put a smile on a child’s face.

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  • JBFF TURKEY DRIVE360The Annual James Brown Turkey Giveaway began in the early 1990’s. He thought it not robbery to give back to others...

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  • JBFF HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE360Christmas is a special time for children so James Brown created the Annual James Brown Toy Giveaway.

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  • JBFF mentoring360In an open environment among teachers, students and volunteers where youth learn an artistry and/or craft or skill through doing.

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Become a vision donor!

Our Vision Donors are an ever expanding group of individuals that provide BCFC annual financial support. There are three primary levels of support to choose from. These dedicated donors help us succeed daily in our quest to further our mission. Every one of our Vision Donors are shining stars that help us continue our building upon our Father's legacy of giving. Purchase a monthly support level to become a Vision Donor today! Contact us for more details or higher levels of giving which we note as Sponsorship. The James Brown Family Foundation, thanks you in advance for your contribution.

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Cedric The Entertainer

“So awesome to have had you (Deanna) and the students of J.A.M.P. on set. Keep up the great work!”

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Reverend Al Sharpton

“J.A.M.P. (James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils) is to me is the music legacy of James Brown.”

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