FUNK CANCER: The 2016 title Fight at the Ringside


Put on your pink boxing gloves and head to the Ringside Café Saturday. It’s time to FUNK CANCER!

From Kari Cat and her fellow organizers:

“FUNK Cancer is back again and we are ready to get down with the FUNK!

What – A local grown community event to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Who – Donations will go directly to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation to help cancer patients with essential, non-medical living expenses.

When – Oct 15th, 2016 3:00PM until 3:00AM

Cost – $10.00 per person – Kids 12 and under are FREE. Must show VALID ID for 21+ to drink.

Why – We want to FUNK CANCER UP!”

Pretty clear, don’t you think? This event is hosted by Mitch Gray and the Ringside (bless you, Mitch) and is sponsored by Island Flavor & ‘Tings (grocery, restaurant & catering) and Robert D. Rehnke, MD, FACS.


And this eight-round bout speaks for itself, just dripping with FUNK from start to finish. The Rev. Funky D and compatriots come out swinging in Round 1 as Porkupine, and it just keeps punching from there. Row Jomah brings their clever rock and funk filled with hooks next, followed by Justino & the Difference, channelling ’70s fusion and so much more.

Justino Lee Walker and Juan Santana of Justino and the Difference

Justino Lee Walker and Juan Santana of Justino and the Difference

The Gulfport boys, Ajeva, have Round 4, cruising on their fine new album Evolve. Serotonic jabs with their ridiculously funky jazz (or is it the other way around?). And then prepare yourself for the deep funk uppercut with The Juanjamon Band, and we mean deep!



Holey Miss Moley will crush the penultimate round as they have been doing every time the funky soul juggernaut hits the stage. And it only makes sense for jamtronic kings Future Vintage to deliver the KO in the last round.

Holey Miss Moley

Holey Miss Moley

Last year’s event was generously hosted by The Amsterdam, our beloved and now shuttered venue just a couple miles down Central Avenue. Row Jomah, Serotonic, Ajeva and Holey Miss Moley were part of that one, too!

Future Vintage

Future Vintage

Here is your fight card for Saturday! You KNOW you don’t want to miss this!

  3:00 –  3:30  Porkupine

  4:15 –  5:00  Row Jomah

Row Jomah and Christian Ryan

Row Jomah and Christian Ryan

  5:30 –  6:30  Justino & the Difference

  7:00 –  8:00  Ajeva



  8:30 –  9:30  Serotonic

10:00 -11:00 Juanjamon Band

The Juanjamon Band

The Juanjamon Band

11:30 -12:30  Holey Miss Moley

  1:00 –  2:30  Future Vintage


Tonight, you can listen to Ajeva play live and for the band members, Kari Cat and MC PK to talk about Saturday’s event on WMNF 88.5 on the In the Groove program hosted by Thor Bendickson and Wayne Tagle. You can listen live on the air or online at The program will also be available on the WMNF archives for a week; you can find the show by clicking on Programming, then Schedule, and finally finding In the Groove on Tuesday at 10 PM. There is a link for each hour.



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