KC & The Sunshine Band
Fri May 24

KC & The Sunshine Band

with Royal Suits

DATE: Friday, May 24, 2024
DOORS: 6:00 PM
Live on the Outdoors Stage
Genre: Disco / Funk
Age Limit: All-ages are Welcome
Large Event Parking; No Refunds
Price: $ 45 ADV / $50 DOS
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KC & The Sunshine Band is coming to the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Friday, May 24th, 2024 with Royal Suits opening the show! Doors open at 6:00PM and the music starts at 7:00PM. This is a General Admission, all-ages show, and kids 7 and under get in FREE! This is a LARGE EVENT, so please read our FAQs to learn more about parking options and our shuttle service.

Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul Food and we’ll have our full bar open for you to enjoy! 

About KC & The Sunshine Band:

KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced
into the music scene 50 years ago. Harry Wayne Casey—KC for short—developed a unique
fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string
of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.” With
sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an
American Music Award, KC and the Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of
the 70s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music. Today, KC and the
Sunshine Band play over 100 live shows annually, circling the country and playing dates
regularly throughout Europe, Australia and South America. This year KC will celebrate 50 years
of entertaining us, writing songs, and performing around the world and has no intention of

In the last decade KC has continued to influence the dance and disco scene by releasing new
music, most recently his single, “Unconditional Love featuring Bimbo Jones.” In March of 2015
KC and the Sunshine Band released, “Feeling You! The 60s.” The album was a tribute to the era
that shaped KC into the revolutionary artist he became in the 70s. Covers on the album include
songs by sixties legends Bob Dylan, Ben E. King, The Kinks, The Righteous Brothers, Jackie
DeShannon, Aaron Neville and many more. Just like the rest of America during that time he was
inspired by the music, innocence, sex, social and political movements and counterculture of the
era, which led to him founding the Dance Revolution and teaching the world how to boogie.
“The widespread social and political issues of the 1960s was, in part, the inspiration to do
something that would make people forget about their problems and be happy,” said Casey.
“People were looking for something that would divert their attention from the negative aspects of
everyday life surrounding them.”

KC started working in the music business at age 17, performing menial tasks around the T.K.
Records/Studio complex in his hometown of Miami. The Sunshine Band originated in 1973.
Their first record, Blow Your Whistle, made the top 15 on the R&B chart. Their second album,
KC and the Sunshine Band, was released in 1975, went triple platinum and contained the #1 hits
“Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes” and “Rock Your Baby.” KC
and the Sunshine Band became the first act to score four #1 pop singles in one 12-month period
since the Beatles in 1964. Three of those singles also crossed over to become #1 R&B tracks.
KC’s third album, Part 3, released in 1976, also went triple platinum and contained the #1
singles “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “Shake Your Booty” and “Keep It Comin’ Love.” The band’s
string of hit singles continued with “Boogie Shoes,” which was included on the Saturday Night

Fever soundtrack, “Please Don’t Go” and “Yes, I’m Ready,” a duet with high school friend Teri
DeSario. KC returned to the charts in 1983 with “Give It Up,” which also hit #1 in the UK.
KC’s success in music has earned him an extensive list of accolades including an American
Music Award for Best R&B Artist in 1975 and a songwriting Grammy for Best R&B song for
“Where Is The Love,” which was recorded by Betty Wright. He also received a Grammy Award
for Album of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year in 1978 for his work on the Saturday
Night Fever soundtrack. In 2001, KC was honored with the NARAS Governor’s Award, the
highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. He received a coveted Star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame in 2002, where Dick Clark and music producer Michael Lloyd turned out to honor
him. This particular recognition represents the passion that KC has in writing music,
implementing elements of various eras in his songs, proving him to be a passionate, veteran
craftsman. All of these career highlights are chronicled in his book, That’s The Way I Like It –
The Harry Wayne Casey Story, which was published that same year.
KC’s music continues to be a favorite today. His songs have appeared in ads for companies like
General Motors, Burger King, Payless Shoes, Papa John’s Pizza, Old Navy and Nick at Nite. His
music has also been featured in over 200 commercials and movies such as Forrest Gump (“Get
Down Tonight”), Boogie Nights (“Boogie Shoes”), Boys Don’t Cry (“Rock Your Baby”), Rush
Hour (“Get Down Tonight”), Carlito’s Way (“Rock Your Baby,” “Shake Your Booty” and
“That’s The Way I Like It”) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (“Shake Your Booty”). In the
summer of 2003, KC also had a cameo in the feature film The In-Laws starring Michael Douglas
and Albert Brooks.

KC’s songs are regularly heard at sporting events, were featured during Opening Ceremonies of
the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and he even performed a free concert in Salt Lake
City for the 2002 Winter Olympics. No stranger to the small screen, KC’s songs have been
featured in such shows as Desperate Housewives, Ally McBeal, American Bandstand’s 50th
Anniversary Party and most recently American Idol and Dancing With The Stars with the help of
the USC marching band. Additionally, KC and the Sunshine Band have the distinction of having
made more appearances on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve than any other artist in the
program’s history!

Music acts like White Zombie, Baha Men, Beyoncé and American Idol’s Kelly & Justin have
covered his music. Additionally, KC and the Sunshine Band’s grooves and bass lines have been
sampled in everything from “Rap” by Snoop Dogg to “Trick Daddy to Dance” by Ultra Nate and
many, many more.

You can count on hearing his music on the radio, at a nightclub, at the movies, in a sports arena
or at one of the 100-plus concerts KC and the Sunshine Band plays every year. It is always fun
and truly makes all who hear it happy enough to dance!

For more information and to stay up-to-date, visit heykcsb.com and connect on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram.

About Royal Suits:

Consistently described as “the best live party band” by people of all ages, Royal Suits delivers an unforgettable experience with every performance. From Motown mashups to Hip Hop medleys, they seamlessly move through decades of hits like the world’s best DJ, no pauses, just a continuous flow that keeps the dance floor packed!  Featuring 5 phenomenal vocalists and a band tighter than a well-stacked deck, Royal Suits turns every show into an immersive musical celebration.

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