When: Friday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. moved To Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Slightly Stoopid will play Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach on Friday, June 21. The show starts at 6 p.m., and doors open at 5 p.m.
Joining Slightly Stoopid are opening bands Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds and HIRIE.
An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles, Slightly Stoopid, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.”
The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble consisting of drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; and trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib.
When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio.
Based in San Diego, reggae band Tribal Seeds come at their music from a different angle, more influenced by bands like Steel Pulse and Aswad than the common touchstone of Sublime. In 2017, Tribal Seeds won the San Diego Music Award forArtist of the Year.
HIRIE, front woman of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE, grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations, and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home. While in Hawaii, HIRIE fell in love with reggae music, and took to the culture naturally. On the radio, and in conversation, she would hear the exclamation “irie.”The popular reggae term is derived from a Jamaican patois, and it encompasses warmth and positivity.It’s a greeting, an affectionate term of approval, and a mindset.
San Diego’s seven-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer’s beloved home—as symbolized by its moniker’s first letter, a “H” for “Hawaii,” with that feeling of irie, the award-winning group offers a soundtrack of hope.