Backyard Bash 2017 ft. Common Kings & many more!

Backyard Bash 2017 ft. Common Kings & many more!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

$28 - $95

This event is all ages

Main Event: Common Kings, Shwayze, Sammy J, Vokab Kompany, Dirty Rice, Legalizer, Rital Movement, The Question, & Herbal Roots

After-Party: Hirie, Tribal Theory, & Cornerstone

F.A.Q. on the Backyard Bash website!




Discovery Ventura is located in the midst of a neighborhood with adjacent houses. A free shuttle will be running throughout the day starting at 11AM till 7:30PM The shuttle will pickup in the lot and drop-off right in front of Discovery.  We encourage people to carpool, bike, Uber, or get dropped off. There is also a bike rack at the venue (please ride carefully).

Do not block driveways, leave trash, etc.. Let’s work together to be sure we can do this EVERY year!

Common Kings
Common Kings
Common Kings produce phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, R&B and classic soul influences. Lead singer JR King (Hawaii/Samoa), guitarist Taumata Grey (Samoa), bassist Ivan Kirimaua (Fiji/Kiribati), drummer Jerome Taito (Tonga) and keyboardist Erik Pryztulski (Korea/Poland) grew up in dynamic households filled with vibrant passion for music. The Kings individual musical journeys were inspired by artists like Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Jim Croce, Michael Jackson, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Gypsy Kings, Earth Wind & Fire and many traditional artists from the islands. The band's resulting original sound is a collection of these varied musical and cultural inspirations orchestrated into an array of head-rocking beats, feel-good rhythms, and emotional fervor. Their fun-loving attitude and "good vibes" high energy projects loud and clear during Common Kings' live performance experience. With lead-singer Sasualei "JR King" Maliga in the forefront, Common Kings possesses one of the most naturally gifted and powerfully impressive singers in the game today. Graced with a distinctive, raw, organic talent, JR's vocal ability appears boundless as he amazes listeners with his welcoming tone, wide range of rich notes, infectious melodies, and soulful passion. In the studio daily recording their first Common Kings EP, writing like mad with incredible producers and shooting hot new videos, their "formative years" as princes have come to a close and the Common Kings are stepping into their royal rule. You want to follow these leaders.
Since 2008, Shwayze and the summer season have become synonymous. With the Billboard Top 20 hits "Buzzin'" and "Corona and Lime," people have fallen in love with Shwayze's breezy melodies and his smooth rhymes.

His latest release, Shwayze Summer, captures the essence of what he's all about and the lead single, "Love Is Overrated," has over two million streams and has already become a fan favorite.

With an MTV reality show, four full-length albums, and countless tours under his belt… Shwayze is on a mission to make the whole world Feel Good!

In working toward his goal, Shwayze has put Feel Good Entertainment, the independent label he launched in 2010, into full force. This will not only allow him the freedom to make the music that he wants but it will also offer up-and-coming artists a chance to realize their dreams as well.

The future for Shwayze is as bright as the summer sun in California. You won't want to miss out on what's to come. It's going to be Shway!
Sammy J
Sammy J
Sammy J currently resides in Auckland. His mother is Australian and his father is Maori hailing form Ngati Raukawa, Waikato. Born and bred in Aussie he describes himself as a 'Mozzie' but proud and confident in his identity and embraces his maori and Polynesian heritage and roots which influenced his perspective on life.
Young, talented and ambitious define HIRIE as an individual and as an artist. Stirring up island-inspired vibes with sounds of roots, reggae and pop while also applying her smooth, sweet and naturally pop-sounding voice to blend it all together. HIRIE will undoubtedly be a driving force in new-age music.
Tribal Theory
Tribal Theory
Tribal Theory have established themselves as "One of the most sought after live performing groups" in Southern California. These San Diego natives, with there strong Pacific Island roots, continue to innovate the sound of reggae music. With their original lyrics and upbeat acoustics, Tribal Theory is making their statement clear that they are creating a music genre of their own. They will surely be an exciting addition to your lineup, as the band appeal crosses many genres and include fans of reggae, island reggae, rock, roots, and world.

Genre aside, Tribal Theory is the hottest musical act out of San Diego in quite some time. This talented and impressive group's music is polished and fresh. Tribal Theory takes their Pacific Islander roots and fuses it with reggae, ska, and a little bit of rock to make a sound that's uniquely their own!
Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice is a 7-piece reggae band based in South Oxnard, California. The soulful sound of Dirty Rice is a mix of roots, rock, reggae and hints
of ragga combined with never-ending drum grooves, acoustic guitar, whole- some keys, soothing vocal harmonies and rocking bass riffs.
Dirty Rice is comprised of a group of local friends and a mix of family - Pika Maiava (drums), Mataio Valoaga (bass), Charleen Morla (keyboards), Mau Valoaga (Guitar) and combining the heavenly blends on the mics are vocals – Shirley Moore, Henry Otineru and Nasau Galeai.
Dirty Rice formed in March of 2010 initially to play at a “one time only gig” for a birthday party of two of their band members. With such positive response from the crowd of family and friends, they decided to continue rehearsing and began performing at local venues throughout the 805.
Dirty Rice was soon capturing the crowds with their unique and intriguing sound by performing known reggae covers to their very own “feel good” originals.
Since then, Dirty Rice has had the honor and privilege of backing headline acts including reggae legends from Ziggy Marley, the Wailers, Pato Banton
and Don Carlos to more current acts such as Lion, Rey Fresco, Jboog, Iration, Katcha re, Tribal Theory, Expanders, Reel Big Fish, Shaggy, Sublime w/ Rome among other groups.
On March 2013, Dirty Rice realeased their rst self-titled album and played to a sold out crowd of 2,000 at the Majestic Ventura Theater for their album release. Dirty Rice is currently released their latest 4-track EP “Heart of a Lion” in the Fall of 2016.
Dirty Rice’s island vibe style is great for all occasions and any crowd that likes to layback, chill, or party and groove on the dance oor.
Their versatile blend, uplifting lyrics and sincere energy moves the crowd
at any venue whether it be for intimate crowds at private parties, festivals, bene t shows to audiences at the House of Blues (Anaheim), The Mint (Los Angeles), SoHo (Santa Barbara), The Libbey Bowl (Ojai), The Canyon Club (Agoura Hills), SLO Brewery (San Luis Obispo), Winstons and House of Blues (San Diego) to local spots in Ventura – Bombay’s, The Pierpont Inn, Watermark on Main, Discovery Ventura, Copper Blues and the place where it all began, Sam’s Saloon in South Oxnard.
Vokab Kompany
Vokab Kompany
Vokab Kompany was started by Rob Hurt in 2006. His debut album Liquid Language featured Killer Priest of Wu-Tang Clan. This album featured Burkey on two tracks - "40Thieves" and "Soul Sista", which served as the start of the collaboration between the two. Burkey's accomplishments include opening for poet Maya Angelou with his band Native Root and featuring on MTV Thailand and Bakery Music hip hop compilation T Hop with the band The Golden Triangle.

The band has most recently been releasing a number of acclaimed singles to keep the airwaves rocking. Their recent single "Turn Me Out" was released by Gravitas Records and featured Lyrics Born. Their single "Warm in the Light" from their collaborative EP with 9 theory titled "Beneath The Shallows" was featured by Forbes.[1]

Their most recent LP, The Good Kompany Album, was released on January 20, 2016 to critical acclaim and includes guest features from Gift of Gab (rapper), Mitchy Slick, and more. The release was followed up by a headlining West Coast tour that featured special appearances by friends and fellow collaborators on the album.

Vokab Kompany released V-Sides Vol. 1 (Kollabs and Remixes), a collection of collaborations, remixes and original songs, on New Kong Records December 17, 2013. It included features from The Polish Ambassador, The Grouch, Knight Riderz, Love and Light, Stephan Jacobs and an official Zion I remix.

Vokab Kompany and Crush Effect released VKCE (a self-titled album) on New Kong Records December 18, 2012. The album featured 10 Hip Hop / Electronic tracks with 4 singles featured in national commercials / television shows. Most recently, VKCE has landed the song "World Wide" as the anthem for the new (Sacha Baron Cohen "The Brothers Grimsby" movie) as well as a spot on Ja Rule's MTV reality show. "Taking You Places" was picked up by Starz movie channel in (2014 STARZ trailer), "Back to the Past" (2013 Kia Optima "Blake Griffin Time Travels - 2006 Bench Press" commercial) and "Burn It Down" (Southern Comfort "Fiery Pepper" commercial). "Back to the Past" was also featured on the television show Franklin and Bash. VKCE debuted at #47 on the Itunes Hip Hop charts behind only major-label releases from T.I and Chief Keef among hip-hop albums released that week. Most recently VKCE has landed sync placements with MTV.

Vokab Kompany's Single "So Bright" from the Album "Quit Sleep" has been featured in Kia Motors Summer Sales Event commercial (2010), NBC's hit The Today Show on January 14, 2011, and was the featured anthem in both 2014 & 2015 in South Lake Tahoe's tourism commercials.

Vokab Kompany was voted Best Hip Hop Band in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 as well as Best Hip Hop Album of 2010 for their album The New Kong, and was the first hip hop band nominated for Album Of the Year in 2011 by the San Diego Music Awards.

They has played over hundreds of shows and festivals: Including; "The Do Lab Stage" at Coachella, Electric Forest, Shambhala, Summer Meltdown, Kaleidoscope Festival and Lightning in a Bottle, as direct support for artists such as Cee Lo Green, De La Soul, Cage the Elephant, Del the Funky Homosapien, Wiz Khalifa, Matisyahu, Pepper (band) at the Playboy Mansion, The Wailers Band and have toured as direct support for acts such as Umphrey's McGee, Collie Buddz, The Pimps of Joytime, and Zion I. Vokab Kompany was also featured as the lead MC's on Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (Lenny Kravitz, Rolling Stones) nationwide RUN DMC tribute tour.
LEGALIZER is one of Southern California's most creative Reggae bands. They keep you moving with tuff and innovative original Reggae and Dancehall while also jamming familiar crowd favorites. Come to the next show and check out the vibes! Every Ting Will Be Irie!!
Rital Movement
Rital Movement
Yul Vianzon – Vocals/Guitar
AJ Laboriante – Vocals/Keys
Ruben Rodriguez - Vocals/Dub
MJay Reyes - Drums
Sal Martinez - Lead Guitar
Tyler McLaughlin - Percussions
James Mojica - Bass


Rital Movement. SoCal Roots, Rock, Reggae with a Twist! VIBRATIONS EP soon to be released world wide!
Cornerstone (AfterParty)
Cornerstone (AfterParty)
California-based, Cornerstone, has been pumping out high-energy reggae since 2005. Their style has evolved into an emerging urban reggae sound like no other. Comprised of Santa Barbara's local reggae veterans, this all- star line up fuses traditional reggae with a conscious Californian urban vibe to create a unique sound, while staying true to the fundamentals of roots reggae. The album, self-titled "Cornerstone" was mastered by two-time Grammy nominated mastering engineer, John Greenham and delivers a sonic wave of timeless reggae music.
Herbal Rootz
Originating in Ventura, California, Herbal Rootz, is a roots, rock, reggae, dub band with an authentic sound that leaves the world grooving and skanking to the immaculate mixture of Cristian Ortiz’s enchanting olive oil vocals and electrifying guitar riffs and leads, in sync with heavy and powerful bass lines along with compelling and cognitive rap verses from younger brother Giovanny Ortiz which makes their band stand afar from any other band out there.Led by two young spiritually driven and highly motivated brothers, the two linked up with Emmanuel Oliva and Marco Arroyo as they Bring an emmaculant and powerful Horn section with their rootzy style. Holding together the unit in time with his authentic drumming styles, Adrian Ibarra holds down these soul moving reggae melodies with his heart pounding drum techniques. We put it all together to finish the special blend of the people’s music.
Know-Madik is a biracial Hip-Hop artist & songwriter who has had his music featured on the hit FOX tv show "Empire", ESPN, NHL Network, Diary of a Whimpy Kid "The Long Haul", American Ninja Warrior and more. Recently he has collaborated with the likes of Sublime with Rome, Prodigy (Mobb Deep), Dirty Heads, and Tim Myers (One Republic). After recently surviving a near life ending battle with cancer, he is hard at work creating music with his long time family at Fresh Goods Music. Know-Madik is known for his original tone and cadence as well as his impeccable lyrical skills. His consistent positive message and feel good subject matter brings all walks of life together which makes his music refreshing in a world cluttered with issues.
Venue Information:
Discovery Ventura
1888 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA, 93001