If you are reading this then you already have an affinity for the funk.

We like funk music and have for a very long time. The return of funk in the festival scene has revived the passion and joy of live shows and funk is the embodied essence of a good live show. All the components are there; first and foremost a kick-ass drummer driving the bus, backed up by phat bass that’s not shy in the mix, a heavy horn section blasting its way into your funky soul, keys, organs, moogs, clavinets all chilling your spine and jazzy guitar liquefying your hips as you get further on down. Only to be topped by the most soul-stirring vocalists both male and female bringing you to aural ecstasy.

The great thing about funk music, especially live funk, is it brings together all types of people, young and old, hippie and hipster, singles and families–just for the joy of good music. We want to bring that spirit of community and good music together in beautiful Belden, California (home of many, many musical good times), to celebrate the beauty of joy and unity through music. It is our deepest hope that the joy created will benefit not only you and the bands, but all of us and the venue–and beyond.


We are very proud to offer for your delight, Northern California’s only ALL FUNK music festival in the beautiful Feather River Canyon resort town of Belden.

We will be bringing the most talented funk musicians who are dying to lay down some seriously funky music for you. It is our goal to bring to you the wide variety of contemporary funk bands killing it around the globe today. So, if you see some bands that you are not too familiar with, I strongly urge you to check them out, as you have my personal assurance that they are indeed worth your attention.

At For the Funk of It Music Festival we offer 3 stages of live music, cabins, hotels, RV sites, camping, swimming (at your own risk), a full restaurant and bar, as well as showers and ample porta-potties. We will be featuring vendors providing coffee, food, and other fun festy gear! We will be selling festival merchandise such as T-shirts and posters and also other goodies from the performers. My guess is you will be finding at least one or two new favorite bands this weekend!


Belden Town Resort & Lodge offers both indoor and outdoor dining on the outside deck and a fully-stocked bar. When you are not shaking your thing on the dance floor you can swim, float or fish the gorgeous Feather River, tube the white water rapids, pan for gold or even hike the amazing Pacific Crest Trail that passes right through Belden Town! Or you can just sit on the deck and relax over lunch, while enjoying nature and all it has to offer!