About The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center

A Funky City with a Rich HistoryDayton, Ohio, a 1970s Mid-west Epicenter of Fortune 500 companies, famous Olympians, aviation inventions and MUSIC. Yes, music. FUNK music! The Miami Valley being the birthplace and/or home of many of the great originators of the art form, Dayton is considered the funkiest place in the world and the home of FUNK music. Yielding such great talents as, The Ohio Players, Slave, Roger Troutman & the Human Body, ZAPP, Heatwave, Lakeside, Faze-O, The Majestics, Overnight Low, New Horizons, Dayton, Sun, CeCe Peniston, Shirley Murdock, Aurra and Deja, just to name a few, Dayton’s funky roots run deep laying the foundation for the FUNK genre. Further, Ohio has produced other stellar performers in the person(s) of Vesta, The Isley Brothers, Bootsy Collins, The O’Jays, The Deele, Cab Calloway, House Guest, The Pacemakers, & the incomparable Nancy Wilson. Yes, Ohio is the heart of it all for FUNK music and Dayton Ohio is the nerve center of FUNK.

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