2013 Lineup


Day and Time





Thursday June 20, 2013    

5:00pm-6:30pm and between sets

Selecta Hazey, Lockdown Soundsystem  
6:30pm-8:00pm Ann Arbor Dub Project www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Arbor-Dub-Project
8:30-10:00pm DubTonic Kru with Kool Johnny Kool
10:30-12:00 Ras Kente and the Take No Prisoners Posse  
Between sets TBA  
Friday June 21, 2013    
11:45-1:15pm Universal Xpression www.universalxpression.com/fr_home.cfm
4:30pm-6:00pm Lion Heights
6:30pm-8:00pm HaleAmanO www.haleamano.com/
Universal Xpression
10:00pm-11:30pm Warrior King
12:00am-1:30am Inner Visions
Between Sets DJ Assane
Saturday June 22, 2013    
12:00-1:30pm The Cliftones www.reverbnation.com/thecliftonescincinnati
2:00pm-3:30pm Interactive Family Workshops with Dunuya Drum and Dance
4:00pm-5:30pm The Cliftones
6:00pm-7:30pm Spiritual Rez
8:00pm-9:30pm Outlaws I & I
10:00pm-11:30pm Reggae Legend Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru)
12:00am-1:30am Zion Lion
Between Sets Selector Jonathon-Dread I Sound, DJ Triple Crown of Blessed Coast Sound


 DubTonic Kru

DubTonic Kru

Imagine heavy baselines, one drops, psychedelic guitar riffs, echoing keyboards, popping percussion and conscious lyrics

Now imagine roots reggae, imagine dub, rock…

Put them all together and you get a new breed of Jamaican music called DubTonic Kru

Like their style of music, Dubtonic is a mixture of two words "DUB", relating to the heavy drum and bass aspect of reggae music and "TONIC", referring to medicine. The eclectic blend of music and musicians are certainly medicine to one’s soul and after listening you simply just want more of this TONIC

It's then no surprise, the level of positive energy that is shared through music between "Dubtonic Kru" and their listeners everywhere they perform.

Their versatility and capability in being able to serve the right dosage to their varying audiences was the edge they had over their counterparts when they were voted BEST NEW BAND IN THE WORLD" 2010 - 2011 at the Global Battle of the Bands World Finals in Malyasia, February 2011. After a fierce musical showdown of different genres that involved national finalists from numerous countries, the Executive Judges made the unanimous decision that awarded Dubtonic Kru top honours. 


 Lioin Height

 Lion Heights

Old roots. New soul.

 Universal Xpression

Universal Xpression

This marvelous group provides an amazingly energy pumping musical and theatrical treat. Universal Xpression uplifts and captivates its audiences with Caribbean rhythms such as Reggae, soca, zouk, and dance hall music, with an undertone of African, Latin and American hythms.  Consequently, this rhythmic implementation has created a hypnotic groove and a beautiful sound, with a universal appeal, thus making this group the choice show band.

This awesome six-member group features the talents and creativity of prolific songwriter, arranger and energetic showman Richard ‘Richie B’ Parris on keyboards, lead and background vocals. The amazingly multi-talented crowd mover and impersonator Earl ‘Melloman’ Clark on keyboards lead and background vocals. Keeping the pulse is the natural and flamboyant Noel Parris on drums.  The Genius Oliver (Pluto) Mensah solidifies the foundation with his remarkable feel on the bass.  Complimenting the rhythm section, is the amazing Avi Kayne with his nifty strums and leads.  Last but surely not least, on lead and background vocals, adding spice, sweetening the sound, and beautifying the front line is the hot and sexy songstress Kelly Ann Stargell.

 Warrior King

Jamacian Reggae Star
Warrior King

Warrior King was born in Kingston Jamaica on 27 July. He is a Jamaican reggae singer known within the Caribbean and internationally for his music that is focused on messages about education and uplifting women. Some of Warrior King's best known hits include "Virtuous Woman" (2001), "Hold Da Faith" (2005), "My Life" (2005), "Can't Get Me Down" (2005) and "Wanna Give You Love" (2009)

 Inner Visions

 Inner Visions

Who are the four family members hitting the stage with so much love it actually becomes contagious? It’s the Roots Reggae band Inner Visions from the tiny Caribbean Virgin Island of St. John. This quaint little U.S. Virgin Island is home to one of the most formidable reggae bands to grace the stage since the 70’s. Their impassioned message of love and consciousness is coupled with just the right amount of soulful flavorings and arrangements. In a time when good conscious roots reggae music is placed on the back burner it is refreshing to see and hear the music we loved so much back then still respected and played today.
Inner Visions is a true family in every sense of the word. The members include Phillip “Grasshopper” Pickering (Lead Vocals/Rhythm and Lead Guitars/Percussions), his brother Alvin “Jupiter” Pickering (Background Vocals/Bass), his oldest son Akiba “Mr. Snooze” Pickering (Background Vocals/Keyboards) and rounding out the ensemble, is his youngest son Aswad “Hollywood” a.k.a. “Black Lion” (Drums/Percussions).

 The Cliftones

The Cliftones

The Cliftones are a group of musicians, who together, create powerful music - a unique style of crucial, powerhouse roots reggae. In the true spirit of roots and culture, The Cliftones blend the sounds of a relentless dance groove with positive upliftment in the lyrical message. The result is an individual sound that is undeniably their trademark. Their influences range from The Gladiators, The Congos, Lee Perry,Tony Rebel, Buju Banton, Michael Rose,Yellowman, Black Uhuru, Aswad, Bob Marley, Eek A Mouse, Dennis Brown, Max Romeo, The Hooters and many others.

 Outlaws I & I

Outlaws I & I

Some would call us a reggae band, some would say we're groovemaster punk rasta hipsters from outer space. This the the latest incarnation of Butchie B's musical vision, featuring his songs and vocals; the mile-wide drum grooves of Rod Riesman, the seismic bassquakes of Chopper, the soulful git-box stylings of Gino, and the symphonic polytonal keyboard sonorities of eddie mars.

 Mykal Rose

Reggae Legend
Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru)

For over 25 years, Michael Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, the "Ruff" Rose has achieved great success throughout his career, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity.  As a solo artist, Michael regularly tours the U.S. and Europe, and has maintained his Jamaican fan base with hit singles on the island and abroad. He is a modern roots singer, and fits perfectly into today's scene. With a glorious past and a wide-open future, Michael Rose is truly a reggae superstar.

Zion Lion Zion Lion
 Dread I Sound Selector Jonathon-Dread I Sound