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Funk n Future Festival [POSTPONED]

Sunday, February 26, 2023

03:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Worldwide, Durham, NC Hayti Heritage Center, Metaverse

804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27701, USA

Funk n Future Festival has been POSTPONED

Please read our full announcement here:

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Funk n Future Festival

The Mothership Meets the Metaverse - February 26th, 2023

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This event is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the legacy of Funk music and its ties to technology and Afrofuturism. We'll feature performances from the True Funk and that New Funk from our real funk artists passing the mantle on to the next generation, the kids. We offer three unique ways to experience the event: in-person, televised worldwide, and virtual in the Metaverse.

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Playing LIVE at the Hayti Heritage Center: Zack Roberson, ToNY CaMM, Nappy Head Funk Army, The Funk Allstars

Playing at the Hayti Heritage Center live:

Zack Roberson, Nappy Head Funk Army (NHFA), playing the sounds inspired by the greats of the P-funk era like: NHFA is a True Funk band from the New Funk World, Keeping with the vibe of the Masters of Funk such as James Brown, JIMI Hendrix, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Betty Davis, Prince,Sly Stone,Gap Band, Mothers Finest,Ohio Players .

TonNY CaMM and the New Funk Allstars bring the funk and the flavor with influences from legends like James Brown, Kool & The Gang, A Taste of Honey, K.C. and The Sunshine Band, Prince, The Time, Earth, Wind & Fire, Cameo, and more....with a special tribute to George Clinton, & Parliament/Funkadelic

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Our Why: "Funkin is a lifestyle, if you got Funk you got style." We are doing this to make sure that the legacy and power of the funk is passed on to the next generation by curating a historical event and infusing history onto the blockchain. In addition to having a good time, we are passing it on to a new generation of Future Funkers.

This event supports kids in technology; a portion of the proceeds will go to the Aisymmetry Youth Group of Durham. Their mission is to help students realize the value of essential STEEM skills through our robotic coding, game design and designed thinking session. We're adding a little bit of funk to the syllabus. Expect to see cyber robots programmed with the flavor of Funk.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Math  

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[Updated February 15th, PRICE DROP!]

Adults $25.00

Kids [ K - 8th ] FREE


Your ticket gains you access to the concert and general access to the Metaverse experience. Ticket holders will receive access to the streamed content from MaxDistro Worldwide after the event.

Pick how you'd like to experience the concert, its your choice -

Live in Durham, worldwide livestream, hang out in the Metaverse or watch with friends in Hartford, CT


"Futureteer Package" [ $199 ]

This package includes:

  • Super Fan Futureteer NFT: Unlock additional rewards from the event including your own NFT and deep dive into your Meta Mask Wallet (newbie friendly). NFTs offer a chance to receive an autographed event collectible (delivered post event).
  • Introduction to the Metaverse | Admit 1 per Ticket purchased
  • Introduction to NFTs | Admit 1 per Ticket purchased
  • MEMBERSHIP and DISCOUNT to Funk n Future Events Discount: Get a 20% discount on all future events when you purchase this package (via Super Fan NFT)

"Groovateer Experience Package" [$299]

This package includes:

  • 30 Minute Session with Performers: You've got the chops to hack it, now is your chance to make it happen. You will have the opportunity to choose between a jam session with the band where you can "let the funk out" or a 30-minute fireside chat with the band.
  • Inclusion in Documentaries and Streamed Worldwide : Both selections include the option for inclusion in the documentaries and stream worldwide, giving you the opportunity to be a part of Funk history forever. Its time to share your groove thang experience with the world.
  • Priceless Experience: The opportunity to spend time with the band and be a part of the documentary and streaming is priceless.


Our Early Birds will receive automatic slots saved on the NFT mint list. Early bird registration ends on February 1st, 2023 at noon.

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Hayti Heritage Center | Durham, NC

804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27701

Hayti Heritage Center preserves and advances the heritage and culture of the African American experience through programs that benefit the broader community, locally, nationally, and globally.


Not in Durham? Not a problem, join us for a worldwide livestream of the concert. All ticketholder gain access to this exclusive virtual party, no matter where they are. You will receive your links to access the event Sunday at 8AM. Join us on the stream, connect with other Funkateers and crank the funk up from the location of your choice. Brought to you by MaxDistro Worldwide.


The Mothership Meets the Metaverse, you can show up to this virtual concert primp your Avatar just right and join us in the browser, on your mobile phone or in HEADSET NOT REQUIRED.

[LIVE WATCH PARTY] Semilla Cafe | Hartford, CT

1283 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103

Semilla supports the visibility and growth of Black and Latinx local small businesses by sharing resources and space. Operating as an indoor market where emerging and independent artists and designers can showcase their wares, the space is designed to grow and change with our vendors.

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June "Fable Moon" Sadler is our Director and running point on the preservation of Funk legacy with visual representation. Documentaries will be created from the event and streamed worldwide across various networks. Finally some of the footage will be locked into the immutable blockchain to retain the experience forever.

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Its Black History Month 2023 and this hybrid event is the capstone to Black Futures Week 2023. Join the crew at Semilla Cafe for a Watch Party. Celebrate the culture, no matter who you are.

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To support, donate or sponsor, please contact: "" or go to If you are in the Durham area, pop up tables and vendor booths are available. Metaverse ad space, videos and product placement are available for worldwide potential exposure.

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Many answered the call to help preserve the funk but our core team jumped on the mothership and learned how to put it in overdrive: Zack Roberson AKA #9, ToNY CaMM, June Moon Sadler, Rene Daughtry, Artsy Marie, Hanifah Walidah, Reginald Kearney, Otis Hawks, Diego Avilez, and Ira Revels and Jamil Ahmed of Black Futures Week, led by NiKole Maxwell and Marc Lee of MaxDistro Worldwide.

Our organizations are represented and will be minted on the block:

MaxDistro Worldwide, Black Multiverse Enterprises, Black 'Verse Metaverse Community, Black Women of Metaverse, Technikole Consulting, Meta Mind Shift Show, Lee Entertainment, Online Dinner Party, ToNY CaMM Entertainment, LLC. (The ToNYverse),, Aisymmetry, The NHFA, NHFA Music, Beats Per Mint, Oak City Music Collective, Artsy in VR. Oak City Music, Events by QA

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind celebration of funk music and technology. Let's get funky and celebrate the future together!

Fine print: By registering you are agreeing to be notified of the event and to receive communications from MaxDistro Worldwide and our partners.

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