DAYTON (AP) - A group of Dayton residents is hoping to create a hall of fame for funk music in the southwestern Ohio city by collecting $10 donations from 10 million people.
The Dayton Funk Dynasty Group held a news conference Friday to discuss details of the planned Funk Hall of Fame and Museum and urge fans of funk to contribute, the Dayton Daily News reports.
Organizers hope the museum will be open within two years and that it will be the center of an entertainment district.
"We are bringing back the funk," the group's CEO, David Webb, said. "We are bringing Dayton back on the map."
The news conference was held on what would have been funk pioneer James Brown's 80th birthday, and an account has been established at Chase Bank to handle any donations.