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Reggae at the River Ranch with Pato Banton, UpRising, Wednesday, July 25th

Music 18 Jul 2012   »   by TheWhatItDo
Pato Banton

The River Ranch concert series is well underway and music fans will surely enjoy Reggae at the River Ranch: an evening with Pato Banton and the Now Generation, on Wednesday, July 25 at Music starts at 9pm. This is the official kick-off party for Wanderlust Festival.

Pato Banton, back by popular demand, is a singer/songwriter and toaster from Birmingham, England and has been on the international reggae circuit since the 1980s. “From Never Give In to Destination Paradise, my main goal has always been to spread Truth, Beauty & Goodness through the vehicle of reggae music,” says Pato.

Also on the bill are local Polynesian band, UpRising, also DJ Treez. UpRising is a 7-member reggae and culture ensemble that hails from the Great Battle-Born State of Nevada in The Biggest Little City In The World, Reno. They aim to encourage and inspire everyone they play for to “Rise” against stereotypes and be revolutionaries in their communities: “UpRising positivity and light in every aspect of life², is their message.

The core of the group is comprised of members from the South Pacific island Tonga. The rich harmonies common to traditional Tongan folk and culture music can be heard in their songwriting and performances. UpRising, not one to be cornered for creativity, continues to blend and shape a myriad of genres together that gives them a unique musical sound with an overwhelming positive flow and vibe. Being only two years old as a performing ensemble their sights are set to keep influencing and inspiring others to keep “Rising” through their music and community efforts.

River Ranch Lodge on Highway 89 just two miles north of Tahoe City (at the entrance to Alpine Meadows) is a spectacular venue. The outdoor concert area/dance floor is on the beautiful Truckee River. Come early and enjoy a fine dining experience and stay for the music. If you eat, drink and dance too much, then you can spend the night at the lodge.

Tickets to this show are $15 advance. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the River Ranch, New Moon Natural Foods, or online at The River Ranch is a 21 and over venue. Their number is (530) 583-4264.

The annual River Ranch Concert Series is produced by Renegade Productions, 775-337-8344. See website for complete summer line up:

*Press Release Provided By: RBA Publishing and Publicity

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