Kool & The Gang Comes to the Bologna Performing Arts Center

By Amber Kincaid | September 25, 2019 | Press Release

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GRAMMY® Award winners Kool & The Gang will perform live in concert Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Delta State University. The concert is locally sponsored by DSU’s International Conference on the Blues. Tickets start at $60.00 and are on sale at the BPAC Ticket Office, by phone 662-846-4626, or online

Kool & The Gang officially launched in 1969 after performing for five years under various band titles. The group has recorded a number of hits over the years including “Jungle Boogie,” “Hollywood Swinging,” Ladies’ Night,” “Celebration,” “Get Down on It,” “Joanna” and “Cherish.”

In addition to two GRAMMYs, Kool & The Gang have won seven American Music Awards® and a Music Business Association Chairman’s Award for artistic achievement. They have compiled 25 Top-10 R&B hits and nine Top-10 pop hits, as well as 31 gold and platinum albums.

Today, the group enjoys global fame and recognition and a following that spans generations due in part to the groups widely sampled catalogue. Kool & the Gang’s drum beats, bass, guitar and signature horn lines lace the tracks of numerous artists including the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and P. Diddy. Kool & the Gang is the most sampled band in hip-hop by far. Kool & The Gang’s music is also featured on the soundtracks for Rocky, Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, Wreck-It Ralph and countless others.

Approaching their 50th anniversary, Kool & The Gang recently had artifacts from the band’s archive go on display at the newly opened GRAMMY Museum Experience™ in Newark, New Jersey. Also, a street in their hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey was renamed in their honor: Kool & The Gang Way.

Tickets to see Kool & the Gang are now on sale at or at the BPAC Ticket Office at 662.846.4626.