Summer in the northeast may be hot and muggy, but to beat the heat, there's nothing better than a good ol' fashioned block party! New Hampshire's own Roots of Creation (RoC) has teamed up with Granite Lion Entertainment this year to bring reggae-rock lovers a day festival they'll never forget. Going down this upcoming August 18th in Hampton Beach, NH at Wally's, approximately one mile from the ocean shore, is an extra special grassroots fest entitled Summer in the 603 — commemorating not only RoC's home state, but their “Summer in the 603” music viral video, featuring Super Secret Project friends! Naturally, this song will be performed during one of two RoC sets that day, alongside members of The Super Secret Project, the one and only Marlon “Ganja Farmer” Asher and trombonist Billy Kottage of Reel Big Fish; performance number two, of course, is Roots of Creation's Grateful Dub set: a tribute to the Grateful Dead that has spurred a national tour for the band as well as a critically acclaimed 2018 full-length album.
… get ready to put on your dancing shoes, New Hampshire!
Joining in on the fun are other regional bands like Mass natives Crooked Coast, The Quins and Buddahfly, as well as Ohio's punk-funk-fusion band Tropidelic, Joe Sambo, Marjerely Mon, Total Collision and Green Lion Crew who plan on doing a live dub set. If that's not enough, Fear Nuttin Band plans their epic return to the stage with their first reunion performance since October 2016. Round all that off with RoC keyboardist Tal Pearson on the turntables under the moniker DJ Budd Lyte and you have one heck of a party!
And, the party isn't strictly outside either. Wally's Pub is opening up it's doors to event-goers, providing its full bar and menu to attendees from start to finish if the outdoors food trucks and beer tent don't hit the spot. Outside activities are planned for attendees on top of musical sets, including corn hole — a signature block party game! Summer in the 603 kicks off at the crack of noon and extends until 1am, which is a pretty great party deal for a mere $30 ticket. Want the ultimate block party experience? VIP upgrades are available in advance, too! With Roots of Creation at the helm and so many outstanding bands in the mix, get ready to put on your dancing shoes, New Hampshire! For more information, visit the Summer in the 603 Facebook page or purchase your tickets here.
Summer in the 603 lineup:
- Roots of Creation & friends [x2] (feat. Marlon “Ganja Farmer” Asher, The Super Secret Project & Billy Kottage of Reel Big Fish)
- Fear Nuttin Band (reunion show)
- Joe Sambo
- Total Collision
- Crooked Coast
- The Quins
- Green Lion Crew (live dub set)
- Marjerely Mon
- DJ Budd Lyte (RoC keyboardist Tal Pearson)