Funksgiving: Everything You Need To Know September 29, 2015 09:02

What is Funksgiving? 

Funksgiving is where it all began in 2014.  Funksgiving is Live & Listen's inaugural benefit concert in Downtown Montgomery.  In 2015, we are thrilled to welcome Robert Randolph & the Family Band as our headliner, with support from two of our favorite up-and-coming bands, McLovins & BYOG.  This year's event will offer a wide variety of musical talent while crossing into multiple genres, creating the feel of a one-day music festival.  The event will benefit the Parkinson Association of Central Alabama.             

Where will Funksgiving occur?

Look no further than Montgomery's Union Station Train Shed. This National Historic Landmark was once built as a major hub for passenger trains. Six sets of tracks, used by a number of railroad companies, once ran through the Train Shed, which now is completely paved and serves as a parking area for local businesses and the Montgomery Visitors Center. This 600 foot shed sits on a bluff overlooking the Alabama River, and serves as an ideal venue for concerts, festivals and many other special events.  

Click Here: Official Funksgiving Event Preview


What is Parkinson Association of Central Alabama?

The Parkinson Association of Central Alabama (PACA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of patients, caregivers, family, and medical professionals affected by Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

PACA Board Members and Volunteers are patients, friends, family, and caregivers based in Montgomery, Alabama that have all been affected by PD in different ways. This unique blend of perspective and experience provides PACA a strong foundation through which to positively influence the lives of those affected by PD throughout the River Region.

PACA supports a holistic approach to PD treatment that emphasizes progressive clinical and respite care tools and techniques for patients, caregivers, and their families. PACA promotes and advances this holistic approach to treatment through fundraising and awareness campaigns focused on medical research, respite care, counseling, and educational services.

How does PACA benefit from this event?

A percentage of all ticket sales and sponsorships will be donated directly to PACA. We are honored to partner with our 3rd local charity in just one year. In 2014, Live and Listen donated $5200 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation via Run Bell Run, and in 2015 Live and Listen donated $5000 to the Cancer Wellness Foundation.

What type of music can I expect?

Robert Randolph & the Family Band 




How do I purchase tickets?

We are offering a General Admission and VIP ticket package for both events.  General admission tickets are available at $25/each, while VIP packages are available at $60/each.  Links for both packages as listed below.  

Tickets may also be purchased over the phone, 24 hours a day.  The official box office is located at 200 Coosa Street Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What are the benefits of the VIP ticket package?

VIP area to include: Preferred viewing area near stage, private VIP bar, 5 drink tickets, private VIP bathroom access & food from Chris' Hotdogs. This event is a rain or shine event and tickets are non-refundable.

Click Here: VIP and General Admission Tickets

How will I receive my tickets?

Day of show tickets must be purchased at the box office.  Once tickets have been purchased, you may print them at home, or pick them up at will call.  All tickets purchased at will call will be given to the customer immediately.  Online orders will receive an immediate email with an option to print.  If for any reason you have issues with your tickets, please contact Jacob Kirkland ( for immediate assistance.

Can I bring my kids?

Of course!  Kids ages 12 and under will be admitted for free.  We are excited to bring this new family-friendly environment to the Montgomery area.

Will food and beverage be available?

Yes.  We will have a diverse variety of food vendors inside of the train shed.  Beer and wine will be available at multiple remote bars inside of the train shed for attendees ages 21 years and older.  

How should we prepare for parking?

Live & Listen will not be directly involved with parking for this event.  Standard parking options in Downtown Montgomery will apply.  

Who do I contact regarding a potential business sponsorship?

Our ability to continue to book these events would not be possible without our local business sponsors.  We cannot stress the importance of local business support enough, and the continued growth in support across the Montgomery community has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated.  Any organization interested in becoming a business sponsor or food vendor should contact Live & Listen Sponsorships for our application form.

Can I promote my business as a vendor at the event?

Yes.  Booths/tables can be made available for approved organizations which do not in any way conflict with the mission and vision of Live & Listen.  Please submit all requests to Jordan Kirkland (  All requests will be reviewed and responded to in a timely fashion.

Can I promote my non-profit or charitable organization at the events?

Yes.  Booths/tables can be made available for approved non-profit groups and other various charitable organizations.  Please submit all requests to Jordan Kirkland (  All requests will be reviewed and responded to in a timely fashion.

Who do I contact for press related inquiries?

Please direct all press related inquiries to Jordan Kirkland of Live & Listen.  All press/media credentials will be considered upon submission.  Submit your requests via email:  All requests will be reviewed and responded to in a timely fashion.