Lakeside and Con Funk Shun close out Ohio State Fair concert series


Con Funk Shun performing Saturday night at the Ohio State Fair.

“Soul Train” ended in 2006 after a 35-season run and since then, there have been no revivals of it or any other musical variety show of its kind.

Lakeside and Con Funk Shun’s concert proved that the audience for it is still out there and willing to show up.

Older generations of funk lovers congregated at the WCOL Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fair Saturday night to travel back in time. Courtesy of AEP Ohio, four lucky concert goers were promoted to the front row to dance the night away.

Lakeside, formed in Dayton is best-known for its 1980 No. 1 R&B hit, “Fantastic Voyage,” although they have had a long and successful career. Their nine albums were released from 1977 through 1990.

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