February 9, 2017
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Rebelution returns June 28 to the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville
Who: Rebelution, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie
When: 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 28
Where: Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville
Tickets: $48 for Standing Room Only, $46 for reserved seating, $38 for lawn seating and $28 for children.
Members Pre-sale: Online only at www.brittfest.org from Monday, February 13, through Wednesday, February 15 to purchase Reserved seating by order form.
General Public Sales: Online only at www.brittfest.org on or after Thursday, February 16, 10:00 a.m., for all seating.
Alcohol: Patrons will not be permitted to bring outside alcohol into this concert.
The full Britt 2017 concert season will be announced April 6th. Information on programs, membership and more is available at brittfest.org.
The Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017, with California reggae band Rebelution comes to the Britt stage June 28, along with Britt favorite, Nahko and the Medicine People, plus Collie Buddz, and Hirie. This will be Rebelution’s fourth show at Britt. A dozen years into Rebelution’s stirring career finds them more energized than ever. Touring relentlessly since 2014’s Count Me In debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, the band’s members have expanded their songwriting horizons, fusing an ever-youthful attitude of celebration with the mature perspective of men of the world.
Billboard writes, “Their dynamic brand of original music weaves hypnotic threads of alt-rock and pop, retro-funk, blues, dub, even traditional Middle Eastern strains. Eric Rachmany’s expressive voice wraps his soul-searching lyrics in beguiling melodies.”
Eric Rachmany – Vocals / Guitar
Rory Carey – Keyboards
Marley D. Williams – Bass
Wesley Finley – Drums
Nahko and the Medicine People call themselves a “world music musical collective”. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, frontman Nahko Bear, a musician of Puerto Rican, Apache, and Filipino descent, leads the group to create a fusion of multiple cultural musical influences. New Britt favorite Nahko and the Medicine People are returning after performing at Britt last summer.
Born in New Orleans but raised in Bermuda, dancehall singer Collie Buddz was influenced by the urban music of his island home. He first attracted attention with several hits in 2007 and has been popular with reggae crowds since then.
Hirie is the frontwoman for the reggae band of the same name. Born in the Phillipines, and spending several years in Italy, her family finally landed in Hawaii, where Hirie discovered her love for reggae. San Diego’s seven-piece band Hirie offers a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer’s beloved home—as symbolized by its moniker’s first letter, a “H” for “Hawaii,” with that feeling of irie, the group offers a soundtrack of hope.
New This Year! Print Your Tickets at Home or Use Your Phone!
You are now able to print your tickets at home or bring them on your smart phone when purchased through Britt's new online ticket system. No more visits to the Britt offices, waiting for the mail or waiting in line at Will Call. Print your tickets at home or and show them at the gate - just one more way that we're making your Britt Experience even better!
Inspired by its intimate and scenic hillside venue, Britt Music & Arts Festival provides diverse live performances, an incomparable classical festival and dynamic education programs that create a sense of discovery and community. Since its grassroots beginnings in 1963, the non-profit organization has grown from a two-week chamber music festival to a summer-long series of concerts in a variety of genres, including a three-week orchestra season, and year-round education and engagement programs. For more information, visit www.brittfest.org.