Inaugural Reggae on the Grass (Free Concert Series)
Levitt Pavilion Denver
Emcee Rasta Stevie
Rasta Stevie is a true renaissance event host. With 30+ years in the festival/event industry, he is the internationally recognizable emcee who utilizes his captivating stage presence an unmistakable voice to create a higher level of professional entertainment presentation, full of excitement, experience, history and vitality.
The Colorado Binghistra featuring Harry Mo, Empress Makeda Fair and RasMoses combines traditional Nyahbinghi drumming, chants, and prayers alongside acoustic string and wind instruments. Experience the heartical vibes of Rastafari and the roots of reggae music. Nyahbinghi carries the spiritual fire of the ancestors, the ceremonial spirit of love for all humanity and protection against the oppressive system through word, sound and power.
Wake Up and Live
Denver guitarist and vocalist Dave Halchak decided to put together a group of musicians to celebrate the music of Bob Marley, and pay tribute to the songs by creating some exciting jams, and throwing one fine party. The result was a show in February of 2013 on Marley’s Birthday. The chemistry of this newfound group in rehearsal plus the success of the show inspired this new concept for a tribute band: Wake Up & Live.
Wake Up & Live pushes the boundaries of your normal “tribute” band by taking the music of Bob Marley into uncharted improvisational moments. This and the stellar arrangements create a unique and powerful twist on the Marley catalog. After just a year, the Denver based band has already made their mark on the premier stages of Colorado.
Born February 6 th , 1994 in Nova Scotia, Canada & raised in Austin, Texas. Up & coming Multi-instrumentalist/ singer-songwriter Logan LaValley has made a unique impact in the reggae scene since 2012. Sharing a birthday with Bob Marley, LaValley, also brings a passionate spiritual vibration to his live performances. His style eluding to the polished mystique of the famous lead singers of the 1960’s and 70’s, LaValley, has frequently been compared to charismatic revolutionary heroes of the era like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison. Logan has lived in Colorado since October 2015 and is currently attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
LaValley has performed as direct support with world renowned reggae acts (including but not limited to): The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Tribal Seeds, Collie Buddz, Midnite, Don Carlos, Tanya Stephens, Marlon Asher, Perfect Giddimani, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Toasters, The Inverters, Fortunate Youth, EN Young, Ras Attitude, Dutty Bookman, Mike Love, Josh Heinrichs, Alex Marley, Mighty Mystic, Machet, The Expanders, Iya Terra, Pacific Dub, Natural Vibrations, Through The Roots, The L81z, Kash’d Out, Arden Park Roots, Roots of a Rebellion, Sol Seed, Jahdan Blakkamore, Illuminati Congo, Tatanka.
Nason Lamb was born in Durango and grew up in Telluride, Colorado. He goes by his nickname Nase and is excited to try and enter into the musical arena. He grew up working in his parents music store and was exposed to music at a young age through his father. His father, Dave Lamb taught nason various fiddle tunes on the guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Although an accomplished musician at bluegrass styles, nason’s real influences include roots reggae, 90s hip hop, and Latin rythyms. His first cassette tape was Arrested Development’s “3 years, 5 Months and 2 Days In The Life Of…” He fell in love with Bob Marley the first time he heard him traveling back from a soccer match in the four corners. So come out and show your face, show some support for the newcomer nase.
Roots Writer David Daniels
David Daniels is an Award Winning Playwright,Spoken Word Artist,and Storyteller and Founder of the Reggae Theatre Ensemble. Noted for the Reggae Theater Classic Malcolm X Meet Peter Tosh,his plays have been performed across the United States and in Europe
He has shared the stage with The Wailers,Bob Marley Archivist Roger Steffens and Linton Kwezi Johnson as well as collaborated with Acoustic Blues guitarist Charlie Parr.
Ras Marcus Benjamin
Ras Marcus Benjamin, has been writing and performing Dub Poetry for over 20 years, he has 1 book of poems released “Dub Talking” and several Dub Poetry Songs released over the years as well as a brand new Nyabinghi Dub Poetry album “Dub Talking” released summer of 2013.
Denver Vintage Reggae Society
Based around the love for and preservation of 60’s & 70’s Reggae and the celebration of personal creativity and uniqueness. 7 years and going strong, the DVRS host a reggae night on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the Goosetown Tavern in Denver. Filled with top notch vintage reggae spun by the DVRS deejays.
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