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Zapp and Dazz Band

Friday, June 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm MST

Desert Diamond Casino presents FunkFest featuring co-headliners Zapp and Dazz Band on Friday, June 2, 2017. Tickets start at $15 and go on sale Saturday, April 29. Tickets can be purchased through Star Tickets or at Desert Diamond Casino’s Rewards Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.

Funk pioneer, Zapp, is one of the most sampled bands in history, featured in music by Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube. In 1995, they collaborated with 2Pac and Dr. Dre on the hit “California Love,” which became one of 2Pac’s most successful singles. Over the past 30 years, Zapp has pioneered the use of the talkbox while also scoring top-10 hits with “Computer Love,” “More Bounce to the Ounce,” and “Dance Floor, Part 1.” They have worked with legends such as Bootsy Collins and were originally discovered by George Clinton.

Grammy Award Winning funk group, Dazz Band, has hit singles that have performed on popular television shows such as Soul Train, Solid Gold, and American Bandstand. In 1982, they won a Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Group or Duo for “Let It Whip.” Other Dazz Band hits include “Swoop,” “Joystick,” “Heartbeat,” “Hot Spot,” “Party Right Here,” and “Let It All Blow.” Dazz Band is made up of founder and songwriter Bobby Harris, lead vocalist and trumpet player Skip Martin, and vocalist Donny Sykes.

Treena Parvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said, “Get ready to shake your booty with these funky acts at the Diamond Center on June 2! FunkFest 2017 features not just one hit band, but TWO—Dazz Band and Zapp will co-headline the night at Desert Diamond Casino.”

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, with three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley, is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. Follow Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment on Twitter (@DiamondCasinos), Facebook (/DDCAZ), and Instagram (@DiamondCasinos).


Friday, June 2, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm MST
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7350 S Nogales Highway
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