Here Comes Bootzilla!

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email

 What: Bootsy Collins

When: FRIDAY (Dec. 27),

Where: Embassy Suites

Cost: $35

Web: Embassy Suites

Phone: (402) 346-9000

He's gone by many names: Casper the Funky Ghost, Bootzilla, the "World's Only Rhinestone Rock Star Monster of a Doll." And on FRIDAY (Dec. 27), funk master Bootsy Collins will bring his "space bass" to Omaha to play the Embassy Suites, 555 S. 10th St., in the Old Market.

Warning: This is going to be a butt-shakin', hip-bustin' affair. Be prepared to get funked up – Bootsy will definitely bring the funk for this show, which he's calling the "Funky Jingle Jam." He brought it as a member of James Brown's band in 1970, he brought it as a member of the George Clinton-led Parliament and Funkadelic, and he brought it as a solo star, and he will most certainly bring it on Friday.

I'm guessing the Rock N Roll Hall of Famer will offer a mix of funk classics ranging from Brown's "Get Up" to a broad selection from his Parliament-Funkadelic days to his Rubber Band and solo hits, including "The Pinocchio Theory" and "Body Slam!"

Tickets to this funky shindig are $35, and are available via or at Love's Jazz & Art Center, 2510 N. 24th St. (402-502-5291). The funk starts at 8 p.m.

Oh! And did I mention that we have two pairs of tickets to give away? Indeed we do! You can register to win one of two pairs of tickets to Bootsy's show by registering at

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