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Reggae Rocks Reeves-Reed Arboretum!
RRA Welcomes Back MASSIVE Reggae Band
Wednesday, September 14
at the Sounds of a Summer Night Concert Series 2016 Finale
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Summit,NJ Break out your dreadlocks and come prepared to swing your hips when Reeves-Reed Arboretum welcomes back the MASSIVE Reggae Band on Wednesday evening, September 14, as the Arboretum concludes Sounds of a Summer Night 2016.
Based in Morristown, NJ, MASSIVE specializes in reggae idioms and selections from artists like Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytails, Sublime, Peter Tosh, as well as many others. They also remake new songs from artists like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, but with a sultry reggae twist. Expect the music to be continuous, the vibes infectious, and dancing and good times the norm at a MASSIVE concert.
Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Stylistically, reggae is a melting pot embracing influences from Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the U.S., combining elements of American jazz and rhythm n' blues, with ska, rocksteady, and calypso. As well as giving the world a fresh new sound, reggae was instrumental in highlighting the Rastafarian movement, dealing with subjects such as faith, love, relationships, poverty, injustice, and other broad social issues. The saying goes," When the music hits, you feel no pain!"
This final concert of Sounds of a Summer Night 2016 will take place on Wednesday evening, September 14. The grounds of the Arboretum will open at 6 pm for concertgoers to picnic, and the performance is from 7 to 8 pm. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The cost is FREE to Reeves-Reed Arboretum members (thanks to underwriting support from Investors Bank). Otherwise, there is a $10 donation at the door for non-members; students are $5 with a valid ID. The MASSIVE Reggae Concert is dedicated to the volunteers and committee members of ART in the Garden and Holiday House Tour.
Sounds of a Summer Night 2016 is sponsored, in part, thanks to support from Nick & Tracy McKee and the Grand Summit Hotel. For more information about events, programs, trips, and more, please check our website, www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call the office at 908-273-8787.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn till dusk, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum...a place to grow for everyone!