The Medicinals return to the stage for their first show of 2019 and they are bringing along some old friends from Ithaca, NY to make this special hometown throw down extra roots.
Doors: 8:30 PM
Road Man (Solo): 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Kevin Kinsella’s Bead & Bone: 10:00 PM to 11:15 PM
The Medicinals: 11:30 PM to 12:45 AM
Road Man (Solo): 12:45 AM to 1:45 AM
21 & Over only with valid id
Forged out of a mutual love for classic reggae music, this 11 piece band fronted by Dylan Savage of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, is now performing their roots sound all over NY state and beyond.
The band was formed in Rochester, NY through weekly jams that served as musical therapy for one of it’s founding members Dave Bernis. The Medicinals play in Dave’s memory.
The Medicinals feature current members of these upstate NY bands: Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, RootsCollider, Mosaic Foundation, Personal Blend, The Level 7 Experience, Hybrid Beats, Subsoil, Eli Flynn & the Everymen, and Sol Vibration.
The Medicinals have had the honor of sharing the stage with such acts as: The Wailers, Turkuaz, Barika, Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People, Double Tiger, Roots of Creation, Kevin Kinsella’s Bead & Bone, Jon Petronzio’s Road Man and Root Shock.
Bead N Bone:
Led by Kevin Kinsella, founder/lead singer of John Brown’s Body, Bead N Bone is a Reggae-Soul band from upstate NY. The band debuted at the 2017 Ithaca Reggae Festival and have since performed for the Fingerlakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, Ithaca Reggae Festival, The Fingerlakes Thaw, Ithaca Peace Festival and the greater central New York area.
“Road Man” is the solo project of Jon Petronzio, previously known best for his vocal and keyboard work with the bands “John Brown’s Body” and “Revision”. He is also a well-loved music teacher in Ithaca, NY, sharing his passion with the next generation.
Jon, known affectionately as “JP”, has created an album spanning 7 painstaking years of his life that serves as a vessel for uplifting and healing messages. “Life at the Speed of Light” is storytelling set to a powerful blend of funk, blues and reggae.
This is music that you can dance and sing along to on a hot summer night. A voice of hope for those who have yet to find theirs. A call to sing along, a chance to stand up and shout about what makes you FEEL.