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Stephen Marley for Dry Diggings Music festival

Stephen Marley has been booked for the Dry Diggings Festival, the El Dorado Fairgrounds, August 27 -28. Dry Diggings is a music, camping, and beer festival. The el Dorado Fairgrounds is located at the base of the picturesque Sierra Nevada mountain range, only 45 miles east of Sacramento and 65 miles west of South Lake Tahoe. The festival's goal was to provide a safe haven for people to enjoy camping, music, and some of the region's best beers.

Friday's lineup: Stephen Marley, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Josh Heinrichs, Arise Roots, Thrive, Sensi Trails*

  • Stephen "Ragga" Marley: The son of Bob and Rita carries on the legacy by consecutively landing at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Charts for his solo efforts, and he's also earned a total of eight Grammys for Best Reggae Album.

  • Tribal Seeds: San Diego brothers Steven Rene Jacobo and Tony-Ray Jacobo blend rock, roots, and reggae for a sound they describe as "spiritually driven"

  • The Expendables: The reggae-rock band behind the hard-hitting "Down, Down, Down" has toured with Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution.

  • Josh Heinrichs: The former leader of the indie act Jah Roots and head of GanJah Records, Josh habitually tops the Amazon and iTunes Reggae Charts with breezy albums such as Josh Heinrichs and Friends and his latest E.P., High on Love.

  • Thrive is a hybrid-reggae band whose sound incorporates elements of pop and rock music and their first released album, Gratitude Attitiude, in 2010 shot into the top five on iTunes Reggae charts and helped establish Thrive as a regional touring act.

Saturday's lineup: Dirty Heads, Collie Buddz, Common Kings, Hirie, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Indubious, Artikal Sound System, Two Peace

  • The Dirty Heads: Championing peace and positivity, the punk-rap-reggae outfit summons the spirit of Sublime and their native Huntington Beach in groove-driven hits such as "Lay Me Down," "Cabin by the Sea," and "My Sweet Summer."

  • Collie Buddz: Born in New Orleans but raised in Bermuda, Collie's first single, "Come Around," initially charted in the U.K., hit it big in Jamaica, then caught the ear of Busta Rhymes. But Busta's not his only famous friend—check out 2014's "Yesterday," featuring Riff Raff and Snoop Dogg for proof.

  • Common Kings: the group seamlessly weaves its global influences into a tapestry of upbeat pop reggae rock. They released their full-length debut album Lost in Paradise in early 2017.

  • Hirie: With stints living in Hawaii and The Philippines, Hirie holds a deep love for island music. At 19, she immersed herself into the genre as a singer and songwriter, creating reggae hits such as "I Wanna Be" and "Renegade.

  • Tomorrow's Bad Seeds: This Hermosa Beach five-piece conjures laid-back reggae-rock on tracks including "One Way" and "Only for You."

  • ARTIKaL Sound System: This quartet-of-chill recently rode its blend of roots, rocks, and reggae toward the top of the Billboard reggae charts with 2015's Inversions, which peaked at #2.



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