Reggae at the Lake 2017 – Through the Roots

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Reggae at the Lake

and guests: Thrive! plus: Sun Dried Vibes

and DJ’s Ramone & Clay (Reggae Ambassadors)

Blu Nightclu

Montbleu Resort

55 US Highway 50

Stateline, NV 89904

Saturday, July 22, 2017

21+ Show. | Doors open at 9pm.

$15 adv at The Spot and Montbleu Box Office or online at www.ticketweb.com \ $17 Day of Show (+ tax / fees)

Late-Nite Productions presents “Homegrown Cali Reggae” featuring Through the Roots! This is happening on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Blu Nightclub / Montbleu Resort in (South) Lake Tahoe, Nv for the 21+. Tickets are $15 adv at The Spot and Montbleu Resort Box Office or online at www.ticketweb.com \ $17 Day of Show (+ tax and fee’s). Tahoe Blue Vodka drink specials all night long! Thrive (from Santa Cruz), Sun Dried Vibes (from South Carolina) and DJ’s Clay and Ramone from Reggae Ambassadors will warm up the show!


From what was once a dream inspired by close friends, to humble beginnings filled with living room jams, late nights writing songs in the garage, backyard house parties and countless complaints from neighbors, San Diego-based reggae/rock band Through the Roots was born.

By coincidence in early 2008, Evan Hawkins and Taylor Boatwright met at a local guitar center. It was there that Evan shared his vision with Taylor, which eventually led to the beginning of TTR.

Evan and Taylor came from different musical backgrounds but shared some similar musical tastes, and both were very moved by reggae. They believed TTR would provide them with the perfect vehicle to spread their message and adopted a Cali reggae/rock concept.

In late 2008, Through the Roots added Brady O’Rear to round out the group’s core. He brought his own musical tastes, complete with Hawaiian Islands reggae, and mixed them with those of Evan’s and Taylor’s to give TTR a broader range of ideas and influences to draw from.

Through the Roots quickly moved from the streets and backyard shows to touring in 2010 and soon hooked up for West Coast and national tours with some of the reggae/rock genres top headliners. The San Diego band eventually added Corrick Watson (lead guitar/vocals) and Budda Foster (bassist/keys) from Los Angeles to the talented, five-man mix.

With the band set, Through the Roots looks forward to continue spreading its positive messages, and showcasing its high energy shows to a growing legion of fans.


Thrive is an American Reggae group founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter duo Aaron Borowitz and Kenneth Rogers. Based out of northern California, the band eventually made their home in Santa Cruz in 2009.

During that time, The American Reggae movement was starting to gain momentum. Bands like SOJA and Rebelution were rising in popularity, and Thrive found themselves opening for these bands and cultivating their own fan base.

In October 2010 Thrive released their first studio album “Gratitude Attitude”. Shockingly, the relatively unknown group shot up to #4 on the Itunes Reggae charts, which pushed the band towards many more opportunities.

In the following years, Thrive found themselves performing at festivals and night clubs all over the West Coast. Their first major tour was “Everything Changes Tour” with SOJA in 2011.

May 7th 2013 Thrive released their second full length studio release “Relentless”. This album featured the single “Just Fine” featuring Eric Rachmany of the band Rebelution, and went to #3 on itunes Reggae charts, as well as #6 on the Billboard Reggae charts. Following this release, Thrive landed a performance at California Roots Music And Arts Festival. During this performance, Eric Rachmany and EN young joined Thrive on stage, and the audience erupted in an explosion of energy.

After that incredible experience, The band recorded a single entitled “Broken” featuring Hirie. The tune was recorded mixed and mastered by EN Young. This would be the last song their beloved saxophonist Scott Shipper would record on before he passed away from cancer.

In 2015, Thrive released The “Thrive EP”. This project featured Trevor Young of the band SOJA on the single “The Gift”. Following the release of the EP, the group toured relentlessly through established and new markets, gaining new fans and growing their presence in the Reggae community.

Currently Thrive is recording their 4th studio release, which will feature a few musicians and singers the band has met through their incredible journey. Their latest single “Not Enemies” is available for FREE on their website www.thrivingmusic.com.Thrive‘s brand new full length album is set to release late Summer/ early Autumn, 2017.


Sun-Dried Vibes provide a fresh twist to the reggae/rock genre with their high-energy live performances that crank out infectious sing-a-longs laced with a positive message. SDV will be heard, since their inception the group has played around 275 dates a year. The trio of road warriors quickly became a festival favorite with two full length albums under their belt and a long list of tour history that grabbed fans from all demographics. In 2014 one of the most progressive promoters in the world took notice and added SDV to the major festival ‘California Roots: Carolina Sessions’ sharing the bill with the Rebelution, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Katchafire and more in Wilmington, NC.

2015 is full of momentum and new opportunities. SDV will set out on a national tour this summer highlighted by an appearance at the largest reggae music festival in the world. California Roots Music & Arts Festival will take place this May in Monterey, CA and the group is humbled to share the bill with SOJA, Steel Pulse, Dirty Heads, Chronixx, The Roots and many more. Sun Dried Vibes will also start working on their new album in San Diego this June.

The ensemble joined forces in the July of 2010 in Rock Hill, SC. On August 28th 2011 Zach Fowler (Lead Vox/ Gtr), Evan Tyler (Bass), and Alex Winchester (Drums) released ‘Give Thanks’ as their debut album and began filling up rooms along the east coast. On April 8th, 2014 their sophomore album “Back2Square1” debuted on the iTunes Reggae Charts at #6 and the hit single “Young One” ft. Jeremy Anderson (TreeHouse) was featured as the MP3 Leak of the Week by The Pier (www.thepier.org).

Sun-Dried Vibes took home back to back awards for South Carolina’s Rock Band of the Year in 2012 & 2013 voted on by the SC Music Awards and were voted Charlotte’s Best Local Band 2012 by the Readers of Creative Loafing.

It’s not a secret that the Sun-Dried Vibes family includes a very loyal fan base, the higher ups have definitely taken notice. SDV has had the pleasure of supporting major acts of all genres including The Dirty Heads, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Ballyhoo, The Movement, Passafire, The Expendables, Natural Vibrations, The Aggrolites, The Supervillains, Less Than Jake, AWOL Nation, Neon Trees, The Nappy Roots and many more.

Artist Info:

Through the Roots – http://www.throughtheroots.com/

Thrive! – https://www.facebook.com/thrivingmusic/

Sundried Vibes – http://www.letsgetsundried.com/


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