Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival - June 30

For those in the northern California/Reno area, there is an upcoming Reggae festival that you definitely have to check out.  It is the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival at MontBleu Outdoor Concert Pavilion in South Lake Tahoe on June 30.  The three headliners are J Boog, Pepper, and Katchafire.  Joining them on the bill is Hot Rain, Keyser Soze, The Mark Sexton Band, UpRising, and Squarefield Massive.  The different styles of reggae being represented at this festival is what I'm so stoked on.  J Boog is out of California with a ton of Hawaiian style, and can also bring a more dancehall sound.  Pepper is one of the original Hawaiian reggae bands to make it big on the mainland with their Sublime-style Reggae/Rock.  And Katchafire, of New Zealand, brings some of the smoothest harmonies you'll hear in the genre.  I'm predicting Hot Rain will be the biggest surprise of the festival.  They used to be the backing band for artists such as J Boog and Don Carlos, and now are starting to make a name for themselves on their own.  They are scheduled to be the first band of the day at 2PM, so be sure to get there early to see these Hawaiians for yourself.

Check out the festival on Facebook, and get some tickets already!