Chunk of Funk headlines Grand music levee

Belle Hatfield
Published on December 28, 2012

Members of The Chunk of Funk performing at Minor Music in October.

The Chunk of Funk New Year’s levee at the Rodd Grand Hotel is becoming another Yarmouth tradition. The band has been headlining a roster of local bands performing at the hotel now for half a dozen years. With six bands on this year’s play list, ringing in the new year takes on a whole new meaning.

The music has always started at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day, but the jockeying for a seat in the intimate Haley’s Lounge has been beginning earlier every year. After last year, organizers ordered up a change in venue. This year the levee will move from the bar to the convention centre, beginning at 4 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 1

Chunk of Funk will be joined by Rain over Saint Ambrose, The Rockabillys, Lead Mule, The Influence and The Rhetorics.

The hotel is offering a full menu until 10 p.m.

Organizer Kim Anderson, of The Chunk of Funk, says the event falls under the mandate of Minor Music and provides a performance opportunity for both up and coming and established local bands.

Plus, she adds, enjoying music is a great way to start a new year.

Anderson said, “This is an opportunity for musicians and the community to celebrate local music by rocking out the old year and rolling in the new – together.”

Tickets are available at Rodd Grand Hotel and at Doolys. Tickets are $3 for youth (under 19 must be accompanied by an adult) and $7 for adults.