Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Funk + Soul Party!

Funk + Soul Party!

Orbital Music Park presents a weekly jam session celebrating funk, soul, and R&B classics.

We're gonna rock - down - to - Electric - Avenue. And then we'll take it higher. Join us every Wednesday night on the ONE, hosted by OMP co-founder Tom Illmensee with special guest stars.

This is not a "traditional open mic" - but rather a hosted experience curated by OMP. Players of all levels play a game called funk roulette: where we'll take our cues from a randomized playlist of funk classics and deep cuts. The OMP team curates ensembles as the night unfolds - so the bands are different every song and every week! Favorite artists include: Prince, Parliament / Funkadelic, The Meters, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and Etta James. Instruments provided: drums, bass and amp, baby grand piano, guitar amps, Hammond organ, full PA with microphones.

Audience participation is encouraged, whether you're dancing in your seat or on your feet. Play some bongos, have a beer, and jam with the band.


Be cool // OMP is the place for peace, love, support and kindness. Critique must be requested.

Listen // Be mindful of what other players are doing. Be mindful of dynamics. It's OK to not play - music needs silence, too.

Courage // The good stuff is beyond your comfort zone. Make mistakes. See rule #1.


8:00PM SOLD OUT8:00pm show9:30pm SOLD OUT



Doors: 5:00pm

Music: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

21+ / 16+ must be accompanied by an adult

General admission. Seats are selected upon arrival and cannot be reserved in advance.


3108 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221