California Conscious Music Festival Presents...
Reggae Sunsplash with Maxi Priest
Third World, Sol Horizon, Mystic Roots, Native Elements, The Mighty Mystic and The Hard Roots Movement
Sat · July 29, 2017
Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 3:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)
Day long pop-up festival filled with high energy positive reggae, roots and fusion for lovers of legends and locals with reggae icon Maxi Priest, reggae ambassadors Third World, high energy North Bay favorites Sol Horizon, Chico’s reggae fusion rockers Mystic Roots, San Francisco’s island soul reggae Native Elements and hard roots reggae Mighty Mystic. Doors open at 3pm with a 3:30pm show start.
Maxi Priest is a British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent, best known for singing reggae music with R&B influence, otherwise known as reggae fusion. He became one of the first international successes who regularly dabbled in the genre and one of the most successful reggae fusion acts of all-time. Priest's joyous brand of reggae and lovers' rock, infused with charismatic R&B have brought him a level of success that no other British reggae singer has matched.
With four decades of smash hit songs, sold-out tours and inspirational messages, one may wonder, "Where did it all begin? What gives Third World the staying power so rare in the music industry?" Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time, it is an institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. It is an institution whose themes are positive, progressive and internationally relevant.
Voted "Best World/Reggae band" in the North Bay Area, Sol Horizon seamlessly fuses roots reggae with rock, funk, and world music stylings. Anchored by veteran musicians, Sol is renowned for energetic live performances and their lyrical content, which centers on themes of peace, community, sustainability and the re-vitalizing power of nature. The band moves feet and inspires minds, creating a positive musical experience that continues to attract fans from across the globe.
Mystic Roots Band (MRB) is a Chico, CA born, 5-piece pop reggae fusion band. With two feet solidly in reggae, the band seamlessly juggles elements of dancehall, Hip-Hop, EDM, pop, and a taste of rock. The band is always sharpening their evolving musical arrangements of vocal harmonies that are made richer by the groups’ female/male dynamic. The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, yet with a powerful, positive message. Attending a Mystic Roots live concert guarantees not just music for your ears, but also a high-energy show and powerful experience you’ll never forget. MRB promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message while still having a good time and keeping the party going!
San Francisco powerhouse, Native Elements has been keeping the energetic, feel-good reggae tradition alive in the Bay Area for over 19 years. Comprised of 10 seasoned musicians with years of experience in rock, metal, blues, jazz, r&b and hip-hop, this eclectic and fearless crew melds their unique influences into a contemporary melodic horn-driven party. Each show takes their listeners through improvisational peaks and valleys from blazing guitar solos to soaring saxophone wails while providing an authentic reggae foundation. Having grown up together since elementary school (playing in garage bands and skateboarding) in Daly City and South City, CA, Native Elements bring a uniquely warm experience to the stage that is both entertaining and uplifting.
The Mighty Mystic and The Hard Roots Movement
Considered one of the new leaders in the U.S Reggae scene, reggae artist Mighty Mystic’s fresh sound and musical diversity have proved to be a magnet for music lovers in search of that next level sound that has been missing in the reggae genre. It has attracted listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Mystic continues to wake up the world with his high energy, message driven brand of reggae music which he emphatically calls “HARD ROOTS.” It is this unique spin on classic reggae blended with Hip Hop & Rock that has catapulted him to the forefront of today’s Reggae Revival.