Backyard Bash ft. Matisyahu, Hirie, Leilani Wolfgramm, Dirty Rice, & More!Hirie, Leilani Wolfgramm, Dirty Rice, The Main Squeeze, Diego's Umbrella
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)Discovery Ventura
$26.50 - $100.00
This event is all ages
Main Event: Matisyahu, Hirie, Leilani Wolfgramm, Dirty Rice, + more to be announced
After-Party: Dirty Rice, The Main Squeeze
IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION!
Discovery Ventura is located in the midst of a neighborhood with adjacent houses. A free shuttle will be running throughout the day starting at 11:30 AM till 7:30 PM. The shuttle will pick up 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!https://www.discoveryventura.com/event/1650168/
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.
The energetic five-piece found its roots in Bloomington Indiana's surprisingly vibrant live music scene, and they have been leaving audiences "Freshly Squozen" since 2010.
Their ability to fluidly blend and bend genres is unparalleled, and creates for an unforgettable live experience. Every performance is different from the last, showcasing each member's virtuosic talent with soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves and powerful solos.
Since their inception, The Main Squeeze has amassed a remarkably loyal and rapidly growing national fan base. They've graced the stages at some of the country's biggest festivals, including: Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Phases of the Moon and Gathering of The Vibes. In addition, they put their stamp on the Rolling Stone Super Bowl XLVI Pre-Party and dazzled music lovers at the International Battle of the Bands in Macau. Having shared the stage with artists like The Roots, Jane's Addiction, The Meters, Aloe Blacc and Trombone Shorty, The Main Squeeze continues to catch the ear of industry giants.
Now based in Chicago, The Main Squeeze is working with legendary producer, Randy Jackson, to put the finishing touches on their sophomore album. The band's self-titled debut was released in 2012, and is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.
As their fan base continues to multiply, and their unique sound, contagious energy, and unrivaled talent continue to mesmerize audiences, The Main Squeeze is poised for a meteoric rise in the world of music. Make sure to climb aboard for the ride.
1888 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA, 93001