Reggae On The Way, J Boog, The Green, The Expendables, Leilani Wolfgramm, Dubtonic Kru, Jah-Sun, Tatanka, Power Laces, Mighty High, High Ceiling, Dub Lounge International, P.O. Boxx

IONIC PRESENTS

Reggae On The Way

J Boog

The Green

The Expendables

Leilani Wolfgramm

Dubtonic Kru

Jah-Sun

Tatanka

Power Laces

Mighty High

High Ceiling

Dub Lounge International

P.O. Boxx

Sat 7.28.18

1:00 pm

The Airport Tavern

Tacoma, WA

$55 ADV.

This event is all ages

Reggae On The Way
Reggae On The Way
Reggae on the Way is an all-ages block party style festival held on South Tacoma Way, spanning from 52nd to 56th Street. This year expect amazing talent, a massive stage, high-end sound and lighting production, vendors, beer gardens, food trucks and more!
J Boog
J Boog
J Boog (Jerry Afemata), a reggae singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, CA. He is the youngest of seven brothers and one sister who come from hard working parents that relentlessly instilled a strong cultured household.

Currently residing back and forth between Hawaii and California, J Boog has been working incessantly since the release of his debut album "Hear Me Roar" (2007). He followed that up with his sophomore album "Backyard Boogie" (2011) which topped the US Billboard Charts and iTunes charts in numerous countries.

J Boog has shared his craft & has toured around the world: Europe, Africa, Dubai, New Zealand, Australia, The US & Japan all have felt the authenticity of J Boog.

Jerry helped pave the way for many Polynesian artists with the help of island music pioneer George "Fiji" Veikoso. The two met in 2005. They immediately clicked and created a sound that opened many doors for the Polynesian community. In 2008, J Boog joined Hawaii/San Francisco based recording & record label, Wash House Music Group Inc. Together they've been on a journey thats most promising with endless limits.

Shortly after that, J Boog teamed up with Yami Bolo & Gramps Morgan of reggaeʻs royal family, Morgan Heritage. They embarked on a journey to have J Boog witness the culture of Jamaican music & history. This being Jerry’s first visit to Jamaica, he was completely overwhelmed & found himself working in historic studios: Bob Marley's "Tuff Gong Studio", Don Corlean's "Hit Maker Studio", Bobby Digitals "Digital B Studio", Shaggy’s "Big Yard Studio" & Sugar Minotts "Youth Man Promotions". All very prestigious recording artists & compounds. He was constantly surrounded by several artists he had been influenced by and many of these artists where featured on his 2011 release Backyard Boogie. Backyard Boogie entertained a wide spectrum of reggae fans, old & new. It gave a variety of roots, r&b, lovers rock and good vibes. Hits included: Let’s Do It Again produced by Don Corleon and Sunshine Girl produced by Gramps Morgan featuring Morgan Heritage front man Peetah Morgan.

The success of Backyard Boogie earned J Boog Best Entertainer Award at the 2012 Irawma Awards held in Chicago, IL. A year later, he dropped a 5 song EP called "Live Up" & a mix-tape collaboration with fashionista powerhouse Diamond Supply Co. His most recent EP "Rose Petals" (2016) peaked the US Billboards & iTunes Charts at #1 & was nominated for Best Reggae Album of the Year at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. It featured hip hop mogul Snoop Dog & six time Grammy Award winner Stephen "Ragga" Marley. The Rose Petals EP was just a little foreplay to what would become his next full length album called "Wash House Ting".

A true student of music; you can catch J Boog on worldwide tours across the globe, on radio interviews or in the studio working on new material. His humility has gained him true fans everywhere he goes while exercising, MUSIC IS THE ONLY UNIVERSAL TONGUE. Stay tuned....
The Green
The Green
Since forming on O’ahu, Hawai’i, in 2009, The Greenhas become one of the most successful and beloved bands in the reggae genre. During their relatively short career, the band has been awarded a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes(2010, for their self-titled debut), fourcoveted Na Hoku Hanohanoawards in their native Hawai’i (2011 and 2014, including Group of the Year, two different Reggae Albumsof the Year and Entertainer of the Year), and two #1 BillboardReggae chart debuts, along with charting on the BillboardTop 200. Not bad for a band that was formed by six members of Hawai’i’s tight-knit music scene to record a few songs and have some fun. The Green was one of the first Hawaiian reggae bands to tour extensively onthe mainland, as well as going further afield to New Zealand, Japanand other locales. Before becoming a headliner on their own, the band supported bands like Bruno Mars, Rebelution, Michael Franti, Iration, SOJA, and Damian Marley, as well as performed at acclaimed festivals including Vans Warped Tour, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and California Roots Festival. The Green’s fourth studio album, Marching Orders, comes out October 20, via longtime label partner Easy Star Records. It continues the group’s steady march to the top ranks of their genreand beyond, with early reviews already calling it “innovative” and “imaginative.” The Green has a winter headlining tour lined up and recently announced covering much of the U.S., with further touring plans expected to be announced for a busy 2018.
The Expendables
The Expendables
A reggae/rock band from Santa Cruz, California.
Dubtonic Kru
Dubtonic Kru
Power Laces
Power Laces
When two become one.
Former members of The Hooky's and The Approach were long time friends in the music scene prior to forming the group Power Laces.
Interesting enough adding an electronic feel with synthesizers, talk box and heaps of delay embellishes this new refreshing sound. Combining deep bass tones and edgy drum fills leave the group limitless. Forming in beautiful Tacoma Washington the group pushes forward with past experience and new outlooks of the music scene. Influences of artists include A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, Lettuce, The Motet, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad to name a few. Performing in such venues as The Nectar Lounge, White River Amphitheater, Temple Theatre, Cheney Stadium and much more Power Laces strives to find diverse and dynamic atmospheres for their ever forward moving sound.
Venue Information:
The Airport Tavern
5406 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA, 98409