FRIDAY, JULY 13
Performing Live @ 7:30 pm
Kool and the Gang will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 13th, at the Santa Barbara County Fair on the KCOY Main Stage. The concert is free with paid admission.
Celebrate good times with good friends at the Santa Barbara County Fair on Friday, July 13 at the Santa Barbara County Fair as Kool & the Gang, performers of hits like “Ladies Night,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” and of course, “Celebration,” join the Bud Light Concert Series lineup.
Kool & the Gang has earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, and has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. They’ve also had 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.
The group first developed their signature instrumental sound and fierce horn arrangements in 1969 with their self-titled debut album, and then further refining that sound throughout the 1970s with a series of hit albums. By 1979, Kool & The Gang had released their first platinum album with Ladies Night, which produced the title track hit, went to No. 1 on the R&B charts, and also reached No. 8 on the pop charts. It was followed by “Too Hot,” which hit No. 3 on the R&B charts, and No. 5 on the pop charts.
The 1980s would see them dominate the mainstream, starting with the double platinum-selling album Celebrate, driven by the international monster hit “Celebration,” which spent six weeks atop the R&B chart and became a No. 1 pop single. Hits like “Get Down On It,” “Take My Heart,” “Let’s Go Dancing,” “Joanna,” “Tonight,” “Misled,” “Cherish,” and “Fresh,” solidified the group’s international super stardom.
The band remains one of the most active touring bands, performing hundreds of shows every year.