REGGAE ON THE ROCKS
PROTOJE, COLLIE BUDDZ,
MORGAN HERITAGE, THE MEDITATIONS,
JUDGE ROUGHNECK & DJ MACKLE
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 24
Showtime 2:00 pm
Live Nation and Bill Bass Concerts present REGGAE ON THE ROCKS at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 24. This year’s lineup features: Rebelution, Protoje, Collie Buddz, Morgan Heritage, The Meditations and Judge Roughneck. The first Reggae On The Rocks featured Jimmy Cliff, The Neville Brothers, Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, David Lindley & El Rayo-X and Little Women on August 12, 1988. Reggae On The Rocks is considered one of the premiere reggae festivals in the world and has been showcasing the best legendary reggae artists from around the globe as well as buzz worthy up and coming acts.
The seeds of Rebelution germinated in Santa Barbara’s college town of Isla Vista in 2004. Guerilla-style cover gigs led to bigger local shows and original songs. All very different, but always musical brothers, these tireless pioneers of California Reggae now play 100-120 shows a year. Tours have taken them to South America, Guam, Aruba, New Zealand and Europe. They’ve performed at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. They’ve headlined and sold out Red Rocks and the Santa Barbara Bowl, and done all this with no backing from any major label and very little media support.
Marley explains: “Our music is meant to move people physically and mentally at the same time. When people are really dancing and really thinking, that’s a double threat.” Among other things, he adds, it evokes “It’s a ‘one love’ spirit and we’re doing it in our own style, influenced by the diversity in California and the people we were surrounded by growing up.”
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