NYCB Theatre at Westbury | Westbury, New York
Come on Babes, show me what you got and let's get this party started!!! The O.G. Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and Funk band Kool & the Gang are getting this party started at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Saturday, May 13, 2023. And you HAVE to be there, this is the very party you have been dreaming about, and asking everyone about, and now it is finally real. So, grab some tickets and get ready to PARTY like it's 1969! Come on and Break it Down with the smooth moves, the slick gents and the oh! So beautiful women!
Kool and the Gang are a jazz band that formed in New Jersey, originally, seven high school buddies from the same neighborhood got together in 1964 to establish a band that would become known for its renditions of Rhythm and Blues and Soul music. Throughout the 1960s they played regularly in local bars until they settled on the name Kool and the Gang in 1969. They eventually settled in Harlem, New York, where they played steadily in theaters and clubs until the release of their first commercially successful album in 1973.
In terms of both popularity and sales, the years between 1979 and 1986 were the band's most successful years. In 1984, Kool and the Gang participated in the massive fund-raising concert, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at the Glastonbury Festival after being invited and organized by Bob Gandalf.
The early 2000s represented the beginning of widespread critical acclaim for their music, and they were duly rewarded with two Grammys and seven AMA's for their efforts, and also a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was awarded to Kool and the Gang in 2015.
Kool and the Gang have been doing music for over 50 years, releasing over 25 albums and selling over 70 million copies around the world.