Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission continues the 2013 Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 22 at James Island County Park. Gates open at 8 p.m. and popular local reggae group The Dubplates will take the stage at 8:30 p.m.
Charleston-based The Dubplates are a traditional reggae-dancehall band that performs featuring as many as 11 members, with up to seven vocalists at a time. The band started in 2002 as a DJ/vocal group called Dub Island Soundsystem, and in 2010, the band members decided to turn the group’s sound into traditional roots reggae, changing the name to The Dubplates. The band and its members have backed and performed with many major artists around the world, including Tanya Stephens, Zumjay, Steel Pulse, Third World, Yellowman, Big Boi, Too Short, Rebirth Brass Band and Ivan Nevel. On June 22, The Dubplates will perform on stage live on the James Island County Park meadow. For more information on The Dubplates, visit www.thedubplates.com.
For the perfect cool ending to a hot summer day, bring your chair or blanket, kick back and relax to an outdoor reggae concert in the beautiful park setting. All ages are invited and children 12 and under, as well as Gold Pass holders, enjoy free admission to all events in the concert series. Hungry concert-goers can purchase Caribbean-style dishes, pizza and other festival foods at the event. Crafters and other vendors will be on site displaying local handmade crafts and souvenirs available for purchase.
Additional reggae concerts will take place throughout the summer at James Island County Park. The remaining shows in the 2013 Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series lineup is:
June 22: The Dubplates – (www.thedubplates.com)
July 13: De Lions of Jah – (reverbnation.com/DeLionsOfJah)
Aug. 3: Mystic Vibrations – (www.mystikmuzik.com)
Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Tickets are $8 for adults (13 and up); children 12 and under are free. Annual Gold Pass holders will also be free of charge. Please, no outside alcohol or coolers. James Island County Park is located at 871 Riverland Drive. For more information or for a current band schedule, visit www.ccprc.com/reggae or call (843)-795-4386. This event is brought to you by Piggly Wiggly, Southern Eagle and your Charleston County Parks.