Ground Up Reggae Fest feat. Jon Wayne (w/ P432 as his band), Tropidelic, Dubskin, Inna Vision, Project 432 (Album Release), The Hashtones, Ufer, The Knightbeats, WILLIS (PATIO SET), EZ & Matt G (PATIO SET)

Ground Up Reggae Fest feat. Jon Wayne (w/ P432 as his band), Tropidelic, Dubskin, Inna Vision, Project 432 (Album Release), The Hashtones, Ufer, The Knightbeats, WILLIS (PATIO SET), EZ & Matt G (PATIO SET)

Sat, September 23, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Jon Wayne
Jon Wayne
Electronic reggae-dub jam band innovators, Jon Wayne and The Pain have been mesmerizing fans for nearly a decade, with their signature JWP cosmic-blend of electronic beats, fused with upbeat roots-reggae music and a psychedelic funk.
Tropidelic
Tropidelic
“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member—horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move and the pulse collectively becomes that of one.

The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip – hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. But each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”

For their forthcoming 2017 release, “Heavy is The Head”, Tropidelic carefully vetted what songs made it to the record, and featured songwriting efforts from members James and Darrick. Sound engineer Cary Crichlow, who has worked on the last four releases from the band, returned to get the job done. “Our socio-political views vary as much as our musical tastes and always seep into the music” says Roads. “There’s certainly a lot that needs said, but on this record we tried to be well-rounded and touch on a broad scope of emotions.”

These seasoned road dogs can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper and The Wailers. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Werk Out Festival, Reggae on the River, Night Lights Music Festival, an appearance at Warped Tour, SXSW and supporting Badfish through the East and Midwest. In 2017, the band is focused on headlining tours as well as performing at Electric Forest, Burning Foot Festival, Surrounded By The Sound, Bragg Jam, Shadefest and much more. Stay tuned for more from Cleveland’s home-grown, Tropidelic.
DubSkin
DubSkin
For nearly a decade, Colorado based reggae band, DubSkin, has been writing, recording and performing their unique brand of roots reggae music. Since forming in 2006, DubSkin has independently released multiple ground breaking albums and has shared the stage with reggae giants such as Burning Spear, Stephen Marley, Israel Vibrations, Matisyahu, SOJA and Collie Buddz to name a few. DubSkin has also played some of the prominent music venues and festivals in America including the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco and Summer Camp.

With the release of their latest album Light The Dark, DubSkin continues to push the boundaries of the reggae genre and create music that is not only danceable but also provokes contemplation on the nature of reality, the history of humanity, the issues that face societies today and their possible solutions of tomorrow. By combining soulful vocals, conscious lyrics, catchy melodies and body moving rhythms, DubSkin is blazing a trail of their own in the reggae musical landscape.
Inna Vision
Inna Vision
eggae/Dancehall artist “Inna Vision” has played more than 100 cities across America with friends Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, New Kingston, Bambu Station and The Steppas. Inna Vision has shared stages with Damian Marley, SOJA, Rebelution, Collie Buddz, UB40 and wrapped up a wild 2015 supporting three back-to-back tours with international reggae icon J Boog. Determination and persistence has brought Inna Vision to stages such as Reggae on the River, California Roots Festival, Reggae on the Hills, Pure Aloha, One Love Festival and Hawaii’s Mayjah Rayjah.

Born “Michael Kamakoakeauoliokekai Lopes” music began at an early age. Growing up on the second largest Hawaiian island “Maui,” ukuleles, surfing and reggae concerts was natural lifestyle. At the age of twelve “Koa” started his first bands playing for school functions, local concerts and graduation parties. Was not long before traveling out of Hawaii became frequent just to watch his favorite reggae artist perform live. In 2005 after a trip to “Tribute to the Legends Festival” in San Diego, Koa returned with the name “Inna Vision” and a vision to take his passion for music to a world wide stage.

From 2008 to 2017 Inna Vision recorded a catalogue of four full-length albums, 5 EP’s and numerous singles that have impacted iTunes and Billboard international charts. Inna Vision’s tracks cracked the iTunes Top 10, Youtube videos viewed more than 500,000 times and is one of Pandora’s most streamed Hawaii reggae stations.

Inna Vision has currently released a five song EP “Highest Grade” on March 3, 2017 followed by Highest Grade headline tour performing through California, Arizona and Las Vegas. The project is considered a cross over release with a fusion of Reggae, Dancehall and Hip-hop. The evolution of music has got the attention of artist, producers and fans from United States, Caribbean, Asia & Europe.
Project 432
Project 432
Project 432...what does that even mean??? When you first hear the name, for a second it invokes images of Area 51 in the mind, or possibly some secret government experiments the C.I.A. is conducting on some poor souls turned lab rats.
Luckily for all of US, Project 432 has a much more benevolent mission that they intend to take worldwide. This Denver based band is creating a buzz and hitting the ground running already booking shows from Austin to L.A., bringing a brand new sound carrying an explosively dynamic range of grooves & vibrations.
Mixing a variation of styles, they draw you in with their steady soothing heartbeat created by their hip hop/funk sound and the rock drive behind their drummer/bass combination. They ground you with some fresh fatty dub as well as some funky grooves that'll get your entire body moving. The guitar and vocals will take you over with resounding elements in blues, hip hop, rock and soul music, screaming in moments, crying in others, and somehow carrying that happy, slinky, snapback skanky reggae flavor we love so much. With the keys bringing out beautiful bright tones, and in moments the spacy sounds that take us to celestial places as well as more subtle sub base and dub vibrations, the beauty of this cosmic creation is something unlike anything being done, and the fascinating part is the meaning of the very name.
Why 432??? Well, long story short, everything vibrates at a certain frequency range and 432hz is the perfect and actual range at which water, life, the earth as well as all elements are whole and centered and it is how we are all connected and aligned properly. Originally music was played and listened to at 432hz, and along the line it was changed to 440hz and caused our minds to come out of alignment, our vibrational frequency, our way of thinking, our pace and our natural rhythm in life altogether.
Project 432 tunes to 432hz as well as writes a message that tells a story of the hearts of the band members as well as the many stories that we all live out in this epic journey we walk out called life. They intend to impact the hearts of the masses literally healing people's minds and spirit by causing them to contemplate, consider, reconsider, and simply rock out and love the moment they are experiencing as they listen to the healing, grooving, and enchanting sounds that realign them with life.
The Hastones
The Hastones
The Hashtones are an American Reggae/Rock, Denver-based band. This 3 piece band can touch different genres of music and make it their own. Every song served presents a behind-the-scenes view of the success’ and failures of Stephen’s (Vocals/Guitar) life that is skillfully told. From the trials of personal relationships and the angst of growing up, to the struggles of his friends lives, his home life, and major events taking place around the world today. Their music is a journey through the mind of a conflicted yet compassionate soul. The Hashtones love for life, humanity and good times is brilliantly conveyed and displayed first hand at their over the top high-energy live performances. From big muff shredding guitar solos, to deep rolling waves of bass, to the smooth love of a one drop on a drum kit, this band has a little bit to offer for everyone's taste and love for music. A band you don't want to miss if you're in the Front Range area.

The Hashtones have opened for National acts such as Goldfinger, Black Uhuru, Barrington Levy, Eek-A-Mouse, Fortunate Youth, Pato Banton, Jimmie Vaughan and Passafire to name a few.
Ufer
Ufer
Üfer is a local band from Denver, Colorado. The band is compiled of River Loughran (lead guitar/vocals), Alex Hawley (guitar/effects), Max Shoffner (Bass), and Collin McNellis (Drums); along with live painting by Russel Hunchar.

The band was first formed in Fall of 2014 by Collin, Max, River and Russell. Üfer has always been about giving reggae/hip-hop inspired music & art to the Denver community. In the beginning, the band was playing covers of Sublime, The Gorillaz & Eminem while Russell painted live.

Over the course of 2015 Üfer began writing some original material, and eventually Alex was added to the band to provide a more full reggae sound. In November of 2015, Üfer released their debut EP: The Nic Moorman Experience. The group spent all of 2016 playing covers and originals throughout Colorado, with the goal of developing their sound.

At the beginning of 2017, Üfer decided that it was time to take their new sound back to the recording studio. Having spent the first half of the year writing and recording, Üfer is thrilled to get back to playing live shows as they prepare for the release of their first full-length album in late 2017.
The Knightbeats
The Knightbeats
The KnightBeats are an Experimental/Reggae/Rock band from Colorado known for their unique, catchy sound and energetic live performances. They have shared the stage with bands such as The Dirty Heads, Passafire, The Supervillains, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, The Toasters, Nathen Maxwell (Flogging Molly,) 40 oz To Freedom, Authority Zero, Rome (Sublime,) Ballyhoo, B Foundation, Josh Fischel, Mystic Roots, Tribal Seeds, Natty Vibes, Fortunate Youth, and Less Than Jake.
The band can play a complete four-hour set of originals or cover songs ranging from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and 90’s. They can provide their own PA system if needed and can provide a demo of originals or cover songs. For booking information, please contact theknightbeats719@gmail.com
Venue Information:
Cervantes' and The Other Side - DUAL VENUE
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80203
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/