J Max and Late-Nite Productions Present 2024 North American Tour An evening of Grammy Winning legendary Reggae from Jamaica featuring Burning Spear Plus special guest: Kabaka Pyramid

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J Max and Late-Nite Productions Present 2024 North American Tour An evening of Grammy Winning legendary Reggae from Jamaica featuring Burning Spear Plus special guest: Kabaka Pyramid

Bally’s Lake Tahoe Showroom 55 US Highway 50, Stateline, NV

Sunday, May 26, 2024 – 7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show

Tickets: Advance $49.50 plus tax/fees.
Day of show $55.00 plus tax/fees.
Online at Ticketmaster.com
or call/visit Bally’s Box Office (775)588-3515

Burning Spear

Burning Spear’s impact on reggae music is profound. A true legend, Spear’s legacy through his music is one of self-reliance and self-determination for the African diaspora. With a career spanning over six decades, his message remains on point and his vocal delivery is as powerful as it is identifiable.

Winston Rodney began his music career in the late 1960s, attributing his start to a fateful encounter with Bob Marley. Both were living in the St. Ann’s parish of Jamaica. As Spear recalls, “Bob was going to his farm. The man was moving with a donkey and some buckets and a fork, and cutlass and plants. We just reason man-to-man and I-man say wherein I would like to get involved in the music business. And Bob say, ‘All right, just check Studio One.'” It was there that Spear recorded his first two classic albums, “Burning Spear” and “Rocking Time.”

70s and 80’s

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Burning Spear rocked the reggae world, releasing acclaimed albums such as “Social Living,” “Hail H.I.M.” and “Resistance.” His music evolved to incorporate elements of jazz, funk, and rock, while maintaining its solid roots reggae foundation.

Burning Spear has won two Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album. One was at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000 for “Calling Rastafari,” and one for 2009’s “Jah Is Real.”
He has been nominated for a total of 12 Gramm​​y™ Awards. He was awarded the Jamaican government’s Order of Distinction for outstanding services to music in 2007.

Since establishing their own label Burning Music Records, Winston and Sonia Rodney have released nearly forty singles, CDs, DVDs and vinyl albums on the Burning Music imprint.


In addition to his music career, Burning Spear is a dedicated anti-racism activist and philanthropist. He has been involved in various social and political causes throughout his career. These include the fight against apartheid in South Africa and the struggle for independence in Zimbabwe. Additionally, his campaign to raise awareness of the teachings of Marcus Garvey.

Burning Spear’s legacy as a reggae icon is everlasting. His music continues to inspire and uplift audiences around the world. His influence can be heard in the work of countless artists who have followed in his footsteps, and his message of love and unity remain as relevant today as ever.


Kabaka Pyramid is a Grammy Award Winning conscious revolutionary lyricist with a signature musical style. He blends the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip hop. The name “Kabaka” is Ugandan for “King” . The long lasting survival of the Pyramids of ancient Africa represent his desire for longevity in the music. He has deep connection to Kemetic roots. His goal is to leave messages for generations to come. 


A key pillar of the Reggae Revival movement, Kabaka Pyramid carved his way into the Jamaican reggae scene. These include Rebel Music in 2011 with marquee songs like “Free From Chains” and “Warrior” featuring Protoje. His hip hop roots were evident in the lyrical style and hard hitting beats. It laid the foundation for an ever-ascending career highlighted by the classic marquee sophmore album, “The Kalling,” produced by role model, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley.

This chart topping artist has developed a solid global fan-base that connects deeply with the messages in his music. He has toured extensively over the past 10 years to the largest of reggae stages around the world. He has headlined numerous 20+ multi-city club tours and some the greatest reggae festivals worldwide. Kabaka is well known for delivering an electrifying and entertaining live performance with his band “The Bebble Rockers”.


The Kingston native, born Keron Salmon, spent many of his early years developing his sound as a part of Bebble Team. This was a talented group of friends and schoolmates that would be the foundation of his independent label Bebble Rock. Rebel Music was the fruit of this preparation and Kabaka’s career as a reggae artist was born. After touring Europe in 2012, prominent producers took an interest. Staple songs “No Capitalist” and “Never Gonna be A Slave,” as well as hit songs “Mi Alright” featuring Chronixx Chronixx and ‘Well Done’ produced by Damian Marley would follow in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The Billboard charting “Lead The Way EP” in 2013 would cement Kabaka in the international reggae landscape as well as the career defining “Well Done” produced by Damian Marley in 2015.
On the “Accurate” mixtape by Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire, Kabaka collaborated with Raekwon on Be Inspired. Classic Kabaka vs Pyramid would be become a hallmark for true Kabaka fans.


After touring with Damian Marley in the US in 2017, Kabaka teamed up with the son of Bob Marley for his debut album Kontraband. It debuted # 3 on the Reggae Billboard Chart. Additionally, it was #1 in several countries on iTunes. Hit song “Reggae Music” became Kabaka’s first song to pass 10 million views on youtube. Many other records from the album had a tremendous impact in the market such as “Can’t Breathe” and “Kontraband”.

During the covid pandemic Kabaka worked tirelessly and released popular singles “Nice Up The Dance and “Believe.” Additionally he released the classic “Immaculate Mixtape” with Federation Sound. He also produced his first juggling rhythm “Victory Rock” to great success. All this while working continuously on his second album “The Kalling”. Hit singles “Red Gold and Green” featuring Damian Marley, The “Kalling” featuring Stephen Marley, Protoje and Jesse Royal and “Faded Away” with Buju Banton would see the 2022 LP release dominate iTunes charts in many countries culminating in a Grammy award for reggae album of the year amongst many other album of the year awards on publications such as Reggaeville and Riddim magazine.

Live performances for Rolling Stones, BBC radio 1xtra and Tuff Gong Studios, features in Billboard, The Source, Vogue, Riddim and Reggaeville magazines, winning the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, winning the Caribbean Music Awards for Best Reggae album and also the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association’s Breakthrough artist of the year are some of the highlights of a stellar career.

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