01/18/2014 | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm | Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park
The Ohio Players came into musical prominence in the 1970’s as pioneers of street funk and underground R&B. After signing with Mercury Records in 1974 through 1977 The Ohio Players landed three consecutive platinum albums “Skin Tight, “Fire”, and “Honey”.
Currently the band consists of 10 members 4 of which are original members. James “Diamond” Williams (Drums), Billy Beck (Keyboard), Clarence Willis (Lead Guitar), Robert Kuumba,(Percussion). One might think the band members could now sit back, and count their gold and platinum records, enjoy the memories and fade into an easy retirement. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Ohio Players today are one of the few bands from the 70’s era who still currently performs all of their music using no computers or samplers to enhance their musical production. The Ohio Players are thankful for still having a large loyal fan base who come to the shows and are still enthusiastic to hear the original sounds from the 70’s.
7:30am-8:30am Registration &Triage
8:30-9:30am 5K Walk/Exercise
10am-11:am Drum Circle
11am-2:30pm Battle of the DJ’s, Host WMNF, Poetry, Hip-hop, Neosoul, Pop, R&B
2:30pm-3pm Wobble Line Dance
3pm-6pm Host -95.7
3:15pm -3:45pm Real Deal formally Ace Factor
4:45pm-6pm Ohio Players
Purchase Preferred Seating