SUMMIT, NJ - Selections from legendary reggae artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytails, and Sublime, will fill the late summer air at Reeves-Reed Arboretum hosts a return performance of the MASSIVE Reggae Band September 14.
The show, which marks the the final 'Sounds of a Summer Night' concert for 2016, begins at 7 p.m., with the gates to the Arboretum opening one hour earlier.
Reggae is a musical genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Stylistically, reggae is a melting pot embracing influences from Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the U.S., combining elements of American jazz and rhythm n’ blues, with ska, rocksteady, and calypso.
As well as giving the world a fresh new sound, reggae was instrumental in highlighting the Rastafarian movement, dealing with subjects such as faith, love, relationships, poverty, injustice, and other broad social issues.
in addition to the classics, Morristown-based MASSIVE also remake new songs from artists like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, but with a reggae twist.
The cost is free to Reeves-Reed Arboretum members, courtesy of underwriting support from Investors Bank, $10 at the door for non-members; and $5 for students with a valid ID. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The 'Sounds of a Summer Night' concert series is sponsored by The Grand Summit Hotel and supported by Nick & Tracy McKee.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.