Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival
Keyser Soze/UpRising/The Mark Sexton Band/Squarefield Massive and more..
LIVE at MontBleu Casino Resort’s New Outdoor Amphitheatre
Saturday, June 30, 2012
LAKE TAHOE, NV – In an effort to encourage families to attend this year’s Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, all kids 12 and under will be just $10.00, and all children 6 and under will be FREE. These special kids’ tickets can be picked up at the Box Office only. Kids must be present with adult ticket holders to qualify for these special tickets.
The Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival will be in the brand new MontBleu Amphitheatre located at the MontBleu Casino Resort in Lake Tahoe, Saturday, June 30. The all-day festival will feature Reggae/Dub/Rock band, Pepper, along with New Zealand’s Katchafire, Hawaiian Reggae sensation, J Boog,, Hot Rain, Keyser Soze, The Mark Sexton Band, UpRising, and Squarefield Massive from Sacramento. General admission tickets will be available for $39 by calling MontBleu, 775-588-3515, at the Box Office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com
PEPPER, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Kaleo Wassman, bassist/vocalist Bret Bollinger and drummer Yesod Williams, formed in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1997. They have also been known to hypnotize fans of all walks of life with their incredibly sweet harmonies all the while keeping bodies moving on the dance floor. PEPPER has sold over half a million records independently and founded their own record label, LAW Records – through which three other artists’ music is distributed: IRATION, Passafire, and The Supervillians. Their music has appeared in many movies (including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Good Luck Chuck), television shows and video game soundtracks as well as having had a number of album tracks appear on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart (including No Shame’s “No Control,” which peaked at 18, and “Give It Up” which peaked at 34). Their song “Your Face,” also from No Shame, is now available for Guitar Hero World Tour. The band has also amassed a large and loyal following stemming from their non-stop touring which includes numerous rounds on the Vans Warped Tour and outings with reggae legends The Wailers, 311 and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. PEPPER has performed at several festivals including Lollapolooza, Mile High Festival, West Beach Music Festival, as well as many others. In 2008, PEPPER made the rounds through Europe twice alongside Flogging Molly in the spring and Less Than Jake in the fall. They spent their summer of that year celebrating the July release of PINK CRUSTACEANS AND GOOD VIBRATIONS, which peaked at 11 on Billboard’s “Independent Albums” chart, by hitting up US amphitheatres with longtime friends Slightly Stoopid, and headlined the very first “Here Comes the LAW Tour” – which featured other Law Records artists, The Supervillains and Passafire. The madness continued through the spring of 2009 when PEPPER ventured out for the second time co-headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour with punk rock legends, Pennywise. In the fall PEPPER took the party to the streets of Los Angeles playing the second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival with rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.
Katchafire are an all Maori reggae band from New Zealand, who have achieved phenomenal success over the last few years. Their debut album, the prophetically named Revival release by Mai Music, has sold in excess of 45,000 copies with Giddy Up being the biggest selling single of 2003. 2004’s follow up, Slow Burning, was similarly well received, selling 20,000 copies in the first week of release. Since 2002 they have recorded four full length albums (Revival 2003, Slow Burning 2005, Say What You’re Thing 2007, On The Road Again 2010) a dub remix album and a Live CD. With years of touring under their belt, the band is constantly in huge demand in New Zealand, Hawaii, Australia and around the world.
J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, California. J Boog’s music career became serious in 2005, when a couple of brothers from his neighborhood brought him to one of J’s favorite artists, George “Fiji” Veikoso”. The two began working together immediately and J ended up moving to Hawaii in 2006 to continue developing his craft. After releasing his debut album “Hear Me Roar” in 2007, he joined the musical family Wash House Music Inc, a record label based in Hawaii and San Francisco. The results are apparent when listening to Boog’s new music. It is authentic Island Music and genuine Jamaican reggae at the same time. Truly a new and exciting combination. There is a natural theme to Boog’s writing: love. It recurs throughout his work and never once seems contrived. When you listen, you will feel he truly knows matters of the heart.
Opening the all-day festival will be Hot Rain from the island of O‘ahu, Squarefield Massive from Sacramento, Keyser Soze, The Mark Sexton Band, and UpRising from Reno, NV.
Doors open at 1:30p. First band starts at 2:00p. Tickets are $39, and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the MontBleu Box Office, or online www.ticketmaster.com. You can also purchase by phone by calling MontBleu Resort, 775-588-3515. This is an all ages event. Food and Beverage concessions and a sponsor/vendor village located inside the amphitheatre.
To purchase tickets, you can visit ticketmaster.com.