(2 Sets) - Now ft. John Kadlecik on Guitar.. Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table.
Draped in the rich colors of African cloth, his trademark staff in hand, and his dreadlocks wrapped regally on his head, Anthony B embodies all that it is spiritual and proactive about Reggae music. This artist has been steadfast in his mission to represent the poor and oppressed, using sharp lyrics to confront political injustices and bring the issues of the people to the forefront. In the process, he has raised the quality of performance standards and lyrical content for the industry, through the release of many albums, over 1000 singles and appearances on over 100 albums in the last 20 + years.
West Coast Bass Maker NICO LUMINOUS is on a mission. His unique brand of "Glitch-a-delic Soul Whomp" fuses Melodic progressions, futuristic sound design and organic elements into sexy bass rollers. His original DJ sets journey through all tempo ranges and styles from Psychedelic Trap, Sensual Luvstep and Bouncey Mid-tempo Wobble jams. Hiphop, Dancehall, R&B, and Dub play a major influence in the Luminous sound to keep it grounded while travelling deep into to the sonic soundscape of modern synths and drum machines. Incorporating Beat-boxering, live looping, and a multitude of other instruments, his performances make for an unforgettable experience. He integrates his uplifting lyrics, and his well developed keyboard and Conga playing and often throws in his custom effects pedal belt for a show like you've never seen or heard before.
Based in Los Angeles, however within the last year Nico has taken his music nationally and internationally blazing his trail nonstop at events worldwide. Consistently adding fresh tracks to his sets; he loves working with the crowd’s energy to create new sounds.
Yak Attack is an incredible live-electronica power trio. Founded in 2013, the band has experienced steady growth over the past few years and has been building buzz by touring frequently throughout America. The group’s music is best described as “organic electronica”, using skillful playing, live loops, and tightly constructed songs combined with raw improvisation to build high-energy and uplifting dance music from scratch, where every note is played and recorded live. The band draws on influences from a wide spectrum of electronica, such as house, drum and bass, and breakbeat, along with elements of jam, funk, and jazz.
The result is a live show that is musically sophisticated but widely accessible, with a diverse and engaged fanbase that travels to out of town shows and continually returns to see what the band will do in its next live show.
Prezident Brown (Fitz Cotterell) was born in the hills of Clarendon, Jamaica. His mother called him Junior Ranking because he would grab the microphone and chant at schoolyard and country dances. He was first known as Slim Brown because of his resemblance to and similar DJ style to his mentor, U Brown. You may imaginethe feeling after completing their 2011 summer tour together, as something a young Fitz Cotterell could only dream of. There are a lot of hope's, aspirations and many other energies connected to dreams, and when you meet someone who is living out thier dreams, the positive effect of these energies may just rub off on you. You may just feel it when hearing him talk about his new Tower Avenue Studios, or when listening to some of the new music he has made there. His fans will tell you the positive energy they feel when listening to his music, prerecorded or live are equal to those of positive words of encouragement, and the reason they eagerly await his next song or performance.
dela Moon is a resident and organizer of the Moontribe Collective, whose legendary full moon gatherings have long been at the core of Southern California’s underground electronic music scene. She is renowned for her expansive range –- from fiery dnb/halftime sets, to deep, funky, and psychedelic downtempo sets to progressive and driving techno. Drawing these influences into each environment she faces, her sets are infused with energy and raw emotion that surpasses the thresholds of any single genre.
dela has released music on PlayMe Records, Street Ritual, Muti Music, Digital Structures, The Rust Music, 40oz Records, Desert Trax, The Gradient Perspective, Inquiry Recordings, Archon Records, Ball of Waxx, Shivlink Records, and Soulfood Music. dela’s collaborative bass music project with producer Brian Saitzyk, Trikaya, has releases on Soul Resonance and Street Ritual.
When the honeyed tones of the Jazz Age meld with the hottest bass drops of the new millennium, you get High Step Society’s elixir of Electro Bass Jazz. Merging dance music from our past with sounds for the future, High Step Society features sultry vocals, a blasting sexy horn section that soars over syncopated high hats, rat-a-tat snares and dirty synths. The cats in the band are electronic music producers as well as educated jazz musicians. High Step Society is rethinking jazz with unorthodox arrangements, and bringing a touch of elegance to electronic music.
Imbued with a life-affirming sense of uplift and positivity, the amazing band Indubious fuse elements of reggae, dub, roots, and electronica into a style called rootstronica. Led by brothers Evton and Skip Burton, the group spent spent over a decade diligently touring and building a grassroots fan base with independent albums like 2013's Wake the Lion and 2019's Beleaf, the latter of which topped Billboard's Reggae chart.
An avid musician from a young age, electronic producer VOLO has seamlessly perfected the art of audio production. Deeply emotive, his cinematic soundscapes resonate with intense spirituality and creative dexterity. Channeling the old school electronic aesthetic of Boards of Canada mixed with the contemporary ingenuity of modern day greats such as Odesza, VOLO provides a fresh and forward thinking sound. Embodying the wonder and triumph of Mother Earth, VOLO artfully fuses together world instruments, ethereal soundscapes, and driving synths. In the process, his tracks defy genres and constraints, oscillating between orchestral production, future bass, house, and trip-hop. Carefully crafting intricate layers and textures of sound, VOLO leaves fans discovering new details with every listen. Already collaborating with artists such as CloZee, it will be exciting to see what unfolds in the future for VOLO.
Shaped by Jared Squires (guitar), Jeran Plumacher (drums), Luke Nevills (bass/keys), Brandon Hailey (saxophone), Owen Mayo (guitar/keys), Trevor Church (drums), Alex Dean (synth/keys), and Sean Connelly (vocals/keys), Cytrus’ eight-piece funk-driven fusion makes a place at the table for everyone, offering a psychedelic pallet of funk, disco, electronic, rock, neo-soul, hip-hop, and more. The Seattle-based band is personalized by its juicy synths, bass-induced grooves, and cinematic live performances. However, the group is best known for their flowing transitions in variety, consistently sonic wall of sound, and undeniable chemistry.
In their short time together, Cytrus has witnessed massive growth within itself and the surrounding community. Originally founded as a four-piece in early 2018 under the cover of HopSol, the ‘couple buds’ quickly began to absorb additional musicians before joining forces with a group formerly known as Bunk Foss. As a bi-product, the eight-piece has begun to build a dedicated fan base in the Northwest and beyond, co-hosting multiple sold out events throughout Western Washington and becoming a go-to act for promoters throughout the region. The merge sparked a turning point in the band’s sound, energy, and presence, ergo giving Cytrus its newfound name.
Clinton Fearon is a composer, songwriter, singer and player of instruments since his early teens.
Born in Jamaica, Clinton became the bassist, vocalist and lyricist of the mythic Gladiators at the age
of 19. He was also a session musician for Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s at
Black Ark in the 70s, two of the main producers on the island at this time. There Clinton composed
some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior
Byles and many others.
After leaving Jamaica in 1987, Clinton Fearon started a new career in Seattle. Him and some of the
musicians of The Gladiators took advantage of the extra time remaining on their visa, at the end of
the US tour, to started a band in the Northwest: The Defenders. The band built a nice following in the
area until they split after five years. Clinton Fearon finally formed his own band in the mid 90s with
local musicians in Seattle, Clinton Fearon and Boogie Brown Band.
Since 2005 and the release of Mi An Mi Guitar, Clinton is also giving magical performances in solo
acoustic. In 2012, he released a second acoustic opus: Heart And Soul, 16 songs written between
1969-1984 while Clinton Fearon was a member of the Gladiators in Jamaica.
Clinton Fearon recorded 12 albums under his own name and he is touring the world with this
impressive repertoire, accompanied by a band or in solo acoustic.
Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who is dedicating
his life to help a better world to come. With chiselled music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a
wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.
Emerging from the underground bass music scene, Cedric Swan is a fresh enigma with a profound, fluent, and immersive sound. Born and raised in Oregon, Cedric Swan has released a number of titles, most recently "Dhampir" under Noyz Records (FKA Section Z Records). After crafting his own sound, he has built his own fan base with original music with support from various artists in the scene such as Excision, BTSM, Infekt, Leotrix, Akeos and many more.
TV Broken 3rd Eye Open is an eclectic and versatile seven-piece band that fuses together a multitude of musical styles from across the world into a psychedelic explosion of sound. Equipped with didgeridoos, sitars, guitars, world percussion, keys, synthesizers, drums, bass, flutes, harmonicas, banjos, and the kitchen sink; it is a musical ensemble like no other. The band draws inspiration from a myriad of musical genres such as afro funk, jazz, psychedelic groove, Indian, folk, blues, and even spaghetti western circus cabaret. Though the band’s sound is unique in its own right, the TV Broken 3rd Eye Open experience also has a significant visual component. The TV Towers 2.0 (debuting in April 2019) is a way to express the way the band sees their music through visual art. Stunning visuals of sacred geometry and psychedelic imagery are then projected on to the stage to combine with the music to make for a truly unique experience.
Grooving and playing with so many different styles and sound textures has allowed the band to continuously grow from a style perspective. Just as their music has grown, so too has their festival presence. Having played at festivals such as Electric Forrest, Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle and Lucidity; TV Broken 3rd Eye Open’s exposure is on the rise. The band’s recent collaboration with visual prodigy Pickles Visuals and Stranger Liquids has certainly solidified TV Broken 3rd Eye Open’s status as a must-see band on any festival line-up.
In addition, members of the band can facilitate workshops, lectures, and classes of different kinds to enrich any festival experience. For example, one of the members is a certified and licensed sound therapist who can provide personal/group healings, workshops, meditations and interactive experiences involving sound healing. TV Broken 3rd Eye Open’s current line-up consists of Adrian Johnson (global instrument specialist), Nathan Harvey (drums), Jasym Ellis (guitar, synth), Travis Soto (Bass), Alex Mello (Keys), Roberto Rodriguez (Percussion), and Pickle/Stranger Liquids (visuals).
"I am an artist working to create a world where humans live in harmony with each other and our planet. " - Cappy Franti
Come see the son of legend Michael Franti play his own unique brand of amazing music!
Mista Chief is a Indigenous First Nations hip-hop & reggae artist that infuses a mix of dancehall roots reggae, conscious hip hop, and the appreciation of Native American culture into his music. It’s been his mission to be that 1st Nation voice in the Reggae Music Industry and to uplift his people in a very different and positive way. He has been told by many successful artists and influential people in the industry that he has a special cultural niche to add and that they never seen or heard a Native American Reggae Artist voicing rhythms like him before, still Young Chief remains humble and walks proud through his journeys in life spreading music that people can vibe to and connect with, always remaining that Chief in training. He likes to think of himself as a bridge between cultures, a voice of the people. Providing a space of healing and cultural empowerment through music he can connect and speak to ones heart and soul, as well as turn up the vibe into a full joy performance with a hip edginess that engages the party and younger crowd. Mista Chief can be seen performing with a full live band and/or DJ. He is a founding member of Burial Ground Society, an all indigenous multi-tribal Hiphop collective based in Eugene Oregon.
Speaker, advisor, and life long student of the other-worldly and unknown, our host Jake Weaver is here on behalf of the universe. For over 25 years Jake has been traveling, searching, and piecing together the great puzzles of knowledge to help his fellow humans evolve into a higher state of being. An engaging human, truly with the gift of gab, and a man on a mission. A mission to activate all beings and help us ascend to the level of success that is our birthright.
TAKIMBA and friends will get you feeling funky from the start to finish of their set taking you on a musical journey through genres and tempos. Growing up on Funk, Hip-Hop & Jambands you can hear the influence on their sound and might hear a remix or two. The improvisational sound is apparent in their sets with TAKIMBA on beats, they highlight the fusion of subsonic frequencies with live instrumentation. With over a decade on the decks, they keep it familiar but fresh with bits and pieces of songs you know presented in ways you’ve never heard before keeping things familiar but fresh.
Bodhi Mojo is a psychedelic, four-piece jamband rooted in the good feels. Characterized by mind-bending jams and heartfelt songwriting, they never play the same show twice and leave you yearning for more.
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