3/24-3/25 - Reggaefest FRI + SAT COMBO

Mount Snow

3/24-3/25 - Reggaefest FRI + SAT COMBO

Regular price $30.00

REGULARLY $40 - SAVE $10 when you purchase admission for BOTH nights at once!

FRIDAY - GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD WITH REBEL ALLIANCE

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad’s sixth studio album MAKE IT BETTER was released September 16, 2016 on Rootfire Cooperative. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

Formed in 2001 in Rochester, New York, GPGDS first received praise for their live show, which combined world beats and reggae rhythms within jamband aesthetics. In recent years the band’s studio recordings, which showcase their songwriting and musicianship across all genres of roots music, have further cemented their legend as master innovators and artists. “There is a lot of intention in this release. We had a purpose to prove to ourselves recording this album [MAKE IT BETTER]. We wanted to know that we could put our heads down and do good work fast. It was a great release artistically. It uniquely sounds the most progressive of anything we have ever done while also sounding the most like our first album.” -James Searl, Bassist/Vocalist

Rebel Alliance plays at 9 p.m. Rock, Reggae, and Revolution : these are the things that Rebel Alliance, The Berkshires  pre-eminen t reggae-inf luenced band, preach to the masses!

SATURDAY - JOHN BROWN'S BODY WITH THE BIG TAKEOVER

John Brown's body takes the stage at 10:30 p.m. Together for two decades and hailed as “Future roots, reggae, and dub with an intricately balanced weaving of vocals, percussion, keyboard, bass, guitar, and stunning 3-piece horn section that ties it all together” (WRUV), John Brown’s Body (JBB) is building “a legacy that has inspired and carved a path for the now thriving contemporary American reggae scene” (Rudeboy Reggae). Formed in Ithaca, New York, in the mid 1990s, at a time when there wasn’t yet a far-reaching U.S. reggae scene, JBB was one of a small handful of U.S. reggae bands that began touring nationally. Since then, JBB has played an important role in helping define distinctly “American reggae.” JBB’s music is steeped in traditional vibes, but unapologetically incorporates elements from other genres. JBB acted more like an indie band, writing songs that used the vocabulary of reggae to express their own experiences. Their unique approach resonated with the masses. The group’s 2008 full-length record, Amplify, hit #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, 2012’s JBB In Dub EP reached #1 on iTunes’ Reggae Chart, and in 2013 Kings And Queens topped both Billboard and iTunes Reggae Charts at #1. Today, JBB’s signature style has become the norm for U.S. reggae bands - and many in the genre admittedly point to John Brown’s Body as a key influence.

The Big Takeover plays at 9 p.m. The Big Takeover is New York's high-energy sextet- mixing reggae, ska and other influences for a refreshingly soulful, upbeat sound. Whether live or recorded, the Big Takeover never fails to captivate an audience. Using a fusion of their own innovative originals with crowd favorites, they have kept audiences jamming from the first note to the last since their debut in 2007.