Akita, the funk-child of drummer Patrick Buckley & bassist Zak Ferrel, infuse a new twist, incorporating reggae and elements of funk-rock into their songs, stacked with horns by saxophonist Charlie Lamprecht, trombonist Dan Hamalainen, Heated by guitarist Sam Farnham and dipped in molten Swirling Organs by Tomi Gulden. You can’t help but move your body to this 6 piece funk band out of North Carolina, taking cues from legends such as James Brown, The Meters, Lettuce, Maceo Parker, Vulfpeck, Sly & The Family Stone, George Clinton, Tower of Power.

Location: River’s Edge Stage