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Wed. June 19th 2019 Ship Point (Inner Harbour) Free

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Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival 20th Anniversary FREE Kickoff Show!: The Leg-Up Program, Meryem Saci, Burnt, Brehdren, DJ Anger

*This show is FREE, Fully licensed and all-ages!* We're hitting the ground ru...
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Wed. June 19th 2019 Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages)
4:00pm - 10:00pm Free

Artists

The Leg-Up Program
Soulful Indie LeftCoast from Victoria BC
Available for Shows/Gigs
Meryem Saci
from Montreal Quebec
Available for Shows/Gigs
Burnt
Reggae/Ska/Punk/Hip Hop from San Francisco California
Available for Shows/Gigs
Brehdren
??? from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs
DJ Anger
Hip Hop/Reggae/Dancehall and more from Victoria BC
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Victoria BC Ska and Reggae Society
Entertain, Educate, Unite
Victoria BC
Open / Operational
Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival
North America's largest and longest running SKA & REGGAE FES...
Victoria BC
Open / Operational

Event Description

*This show is FREE, Fully licensed and all-ages!*

We're hitting the ground running for our 20th birthday with another packed FREE, all-ages show for our Ska & Reggae Massive. We wanted to get things started in seriously rhythmic style so we packed Night 1 with those good, good grooves – ska, reggae, hip-hop, soul and funk are all here to help us get our bodies moving and the blood flowing.

Headlining this kickoff extravaganza is Victoria's one and only hip-hop/soul orchestra THE LEG-UP PROGRAM. A true original, this 16-piece funk/soul/hip-hop behemoth is one of the city's most reliable sources of grooves and great musicianship. Fresh off the release of their debut album, you can bet that they're gonna be even more full of energy than usual. Coming from Montreal is phenomenally talented singer and rapper, MERYEM SACI. A member of Montreal's hip-hop gurus Nomadic Massive, Saci's own music is a soulful celebration that mixes hip-hop, r&b, soul, afrobeat and reggae into a potent groove cocktail.

We are also proud to welcome back from California our longtime friends BURNT. With the return of One Drop (on Saturday, June 22), having Burnt back on the festival is a special treat. We helped One Drop and Burnt find each other with My Space (!!!) while trying to find a band to trade California and BC shows. The trade was a rousing success and a lifelong friendship was born. Burnt is a serious part of our Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest history and having them back for our 20th is big! The honour of kicking everything off this year as they take the stage first, is Vancouver 9-piece ska/reggae monster BREHDREN. After opening up for The Slackers in Vancouver this past winter, we pegged these cats as a group that needed to part of Year 20! And last but certainly not least, one of our favourite selectors of all-time, DJ Anger will be on the decks holding it down and keeping things bouncy between sets.

*Don't forget to grab tickets for Dub Pistols (DJ set),Mat the Alien and Greenlaw at Distrikt (19+) right after the harbour and cap night one off proper!*

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Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
wharf and broughton
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Capacity1200

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Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival 20th Anniversary FREE Kickoff Show!: The Leg-Up Program, Meryem Saci, Burnt, Brehdren, DJ Anger @ Ship Point (Inner Harbour) Jun 19 2019 - Aug 14th @ Ship Point (Inner Harbour)

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