KC and The Sunshine Band
Whose music has been featured at EVERY major sporting event in the world, EVERY Holiday Parade including the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and whose music has been featured on more than 200 motion picture film soundtracks? He is Harry Wayne Casey, better known as the founder and leader of KC and The Sunshine Band. The music that got people out of their seats and onto the dance floor originated with humble beginnings in Hialeah, Florida. KC has never moved farther than 10 miles away from his birthplace and the birthplace of his legendary music underlines the fact that he is proud that his “Sunshine Sound” has flourished continuously for over 37 years. Their second album, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND, was released in 1975, went triple platinum and contained the #1 hits GET DOWN TONIGHT, THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT), BOOGIE SHOES and ROCK YOUR BABY. Also in 1975 he won the American Music Award for Best R&B Artist. KC & The Sunshine Band became the first act to score four #1 pop singles in one 12-month period since the Beatles in 1964. KC’s third album, PART 3, released in 1976, also went triple platinum and contained the #1 singles I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN, SHAKE YOUR BOOTY and KEEP IT COMIN’ LOVE. The band’s string of hit singles continued with BOOGIE SHOES, which was included on the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER soundtrack, PLEASE DON’T GO, and YES, I’M READY, a duet with high school friend Teri DeSario. KC’s music is now being sampled by rappers, and whole new generations of fans have been introduced to his music. KC and the Sunshine Band have been entertaining audiences around the world for over 37 years, and have sold in excess of 100 million records and “That’s The Way They Like It” uh-huh uh-huh!
Sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Company, King’s Daughters Medical Center, AEP, Clark’s Pump ‘n’ Shop, Community Trust Bank, City National Bank, Kindred Communications, B97, WOWK 13, The Daily Independent, The Greater Ashland Beacon, and Kentucky Arts Council.