The Movement
Fri Sep 10
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The Movement

with Tropidelic & Signal Fire

DATE: Friday, September 10, 2021
DOORS: 7:00 PM
STARTS: 8:00 PM
Live on the Indoor Stage
Genre: Reggae
Age Limit: Must be 21 or Older
No Refunds
Price: $22 ADV; $27 DOS (General Admission) Tickets on sale Friday, July 16th at 11 AM
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About The Movement:

The Movement has been winning the hearts and minds of alternative-reggae fans since their inception in Columbia, SC in 2003. Drawing inspiration from Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid and John Brown’s Body, they’ve made a name for themselves as reggae shapeshifters with a foundation of heavy drum and bass. Today the band consists of founding member, lead vocalist and guitarist Joshua Swain, bassist Jason Schmidt, drummer Gary Jackson, and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Goodwin. Their sixth studio album, Ways Of The World, dropped on June 7, 2019, debuting at #1 in the Billboard Reggae Chart, and remained in the Billboard Reggae Top 10 for more than 40 consecutive weeks. The Movement’s new single “Sounds of Summer” feat. Slightly Stoopid was released June 25, 2021 and racked up more than 100k streams in the first 24 hours. Their seventh full length album is coming Spring 2022. 

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About Tropidelic:

“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member ­– horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move. The pulse collectively becomes that of one.

The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop, and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Unapologetically original, Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”

Quickly elevating themselves in the live circuit, Tropidelic can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, The Flobots and Wookiefoot. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Electric Forest, California Roots Music & Art Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Warped Tour and 311 Caribbean Cruise, as well as the host of their own annual Freakstomp Music Festival.

Following on the success of their 2019 release, Here in the Heights, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard reggae charts, Tropidelic has released a series of impressive singles featuring guest appearances from Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Devin the Dude and Shwayze. These singles have amassed over five million streams in 2020, and they are featured on their latest album, Of Illusion, which debuted on November 13th, 2020. Of Illusion was released on Billboard’s number one reggae label, Ineffable Records. Tropidelic has put in their ten thousand hours, and they have arrived on the national scene to the delight of their ever growing and rapturous fans.

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About Signal Fire:

A signal fire, also known as a smoke signal, was used during pastoral times as a way to transmit information, warn of danger and gather people together. It is a fitting name for the Wilmington, NC, reggae band who describe themselves as a group of diverse musicians with the shared goal of “spreading unity through uplifting and conscious music.” These noble intentions combined with the high grade music that Signal Fire continually produces reflect their passion for reggae, the professionalism with which they approach their craft, and a generosity of spirit that shows concern for the greater good. Signal Fire has released three full length albums of modern roots reggae music, along the way collaborating with notable musicians from within the international reggae community such as Kenyatta Hill of Culture, Jackson Wetherbee of The Elovaters, David New of The Hip Abduction, Gary Dread of The Movement,  Kenny Bongos of SOJA,  Prowla Owla of Fear Nuttin Band, Scott Paynter of Jah Works and revered Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser.

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