Summer Solstice Celebration is excited to host its annual festival once again, LIVE and IN PERSON at Alameda Park Friday June 23rd 4-9pm and Saturday June 24th 12-9pm and Sunday June 25th noon to 6 pm. As in the past years, there will be a stellar musical line up for you to enjoy. All performances are free and open to the public, so come on down and join us and this amazing group of musicians for a little folk, reggae, pop, soul, rock, metal and progressive electronica that is sure to get you in the summer solstice celebration groove. This year there will be performances on two stages, the Alameda Main Stage and the Santa Barbara Bowl CommUnity Stage in the Children's Mini Fest and Roots of Culture Zone across Santa Barbara Street. Sunday is KJEE's Solstice Sunday ROOTS Reggae!
2023 Lineup Friday
4:50 pm- GrooveShine
GrooveShine from Santa Barbara, combines funk, reggae, hip hop and world rhythms into upbeat songs with positive lyrics. Formed by producer Mike McHugh, GrooveShine music melds the energy of acoustic instrumentation with hip hop production techniques and multi-influenced beats.
8:00 pm Headliner Rey Fresco.
Rey Fresco (Spanish for Fresh King) was formed in 2008 by four longtime friends and prominent members of the Ventura, CA music scene. Each musician brought their diverse personal and musical backgrounds together to create the band's original sound, an eclectic mix of rock, reggae, world, soul and Latin music. Their lead instrument is a 36 string Veracruz harp accompanied by soulful vocals, a pumping bassline and a booming drum sound.