Doors open at 5pm. Free concert!
An official Hot August Nights event! Zapp unleashes funky, high-energy music with a contagious groove built for dancing, loving and good times.
Since ZAPP’s beginnings, its heartbeat has always been the vibrant imagination of the three Troutman Brothers – older brother Larry and two younger brothers Roger and Lester – who jammed together before becoming a quartet called Roger and the Human Body. This early quartet included the duo of Roger and Lester, Ralph Shepard, and Chris Croom, whose premiere recording experience was with Capitol Records in 1975- 1976, when they worked on Sun’s debut album as well as the debut of Roger and the Human Body. Hired as studio musicians, Roger and Lester were fundamental to both projects and had already been experimenting with the talkbox just as it was first gaining fame thanks to mega stars like Stevie Wonder, Peter Frampton, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
About Club Nouveau:
Club Nouveau is a contemporary R&B-pop band that was formed by record producer/performer Jay King in 1986 in Sacramento, California. They’ve created some of the most iconic disco-flavored and funk tunes, and had four consecutive hits in 1986 and 1987: “Jealousy,” “Situation #9,” a cover of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me,” and “Why You Treat Me So Bad.”