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Reverend Barry & The Funk

Reverend Barry & The Funk
Groove That Makes Yo’ Booty Move

Presented by The Curchy Group

The CenterState Concert Under the Stars series is supported by Gessler Clinic, Forni Dental and Parlier + Crews Architects and Design Studio

Join us for an evening of funk, R&B, and soul with one of the fastest-rising acts in the state of Florida. The concert is a co-production of Lake Wales Arts Council and Bok Tower Gardens.

Event Date & Time

Friday, April 23, 2021
7:00 p.m.


$36 members*, $40 non-members, and $48 day of the concert
*LWAC members contact the arts council for code to receive discount

Purchase Advance Tickets Now

We have put together a limited menu of items that can be ordered in advance. Please note: advance orders will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show. All advance orders will be ready for pick-up at 5:00 p.m. at the Blue Palmetto Cafe terrace.

The Blue Palmetto Cafe will be open through intermission. To speed service, paninis soups, and Buffalo Chicken wraps will not be available after 4:00 p.m. A concession tent will be located at the Oval Lawn with alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
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Bok Tower Gardens Membership Login Instructions

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Members: $136, Non-Members: $144
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Know Before You Go

The ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. All ticket holders will receive a concert wristband at the entrance gate and this wristband must be visible at all times. The Entrance Gate will close at 8:00 p.m. and late arrivals will not be admitted. Purchasing in advance is recommended as the capacity is limited to 600 tickets and the gate will close if the capacity is reached.

Seating and What to Bring
Concerts will be performed on the Oval Lawn and seating will be available on a first-come basis. Ticket holders can begin setting up at 3:00 p.m. Blankets and low lawn chairs are permitted. Face masks must be worn while not seated in the listening area. All parties must remain at least 6 feet apart from one another. Restrooms will be available at the Visitor Center. A mosquito repellent station will be provided; however, you may want to bring your own supplies. Flashlights are also recommended.

What Not to Bring
Outside food & beverage are not permitted. Food and beverage can be purchased onsite. Dogs are also not permitted during the evening concerts.

About the Performers

Reverend Barry & The Funk

Reverend Barry & The Funk are an 8-pc funk band featuring a 3-pc horn section, and one of the fastest-rising “buzzworthy” acts in the state of Florida. Fueled by their recent #1 Global Position on Reverbnation’s Funk Charts after the release of their debut album “SxyGdLuv”, and the success of their recent breakout single “LoveShine”, this 8-pc band is now headlining festivals and larger venues around the state.

This talented band features:
Grammy-nominated drummer Ray C. Williams (Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder)
Grammy-nominated vocalist Yaya Diamond (for her work with Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores)
Guitarist Dave Scott (Kool & The Gang, Mark Anthony, Gloria Gaynor)
Keyboardist Jacobi Henderson, who has played with several top gospel acts.
Bassist, Lead Vocalist & Bandleader “Reverend” Barry Nicholson has performed and recorded with several top acts in Los Angeles, Dallas, TX, and more.

The super-tight horn section – comprised of Chris Chiodo (trumpet), Bob Miner (sax), and Donald Parker – have decades of performing credits in every imaginable musical style and configuration, from traveling circuses to big band jazz.

This band’s live performance is a MUST-SEE! Their high-energy performance features not only originals but also true-to-the-original cover versions of funk & soul classics from Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Commodores, Kool & the Gang, Prince, James Brown, Jackson 5, Rick James, Aretha Franklin, and much more.


1151 Tower Boulevard

Lake Wales, Florida 33853




Sponsored in part by the State of Florida,
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and Visit Central Florida.
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