Soul Enriched R&B inspired Singer Songwriter, Shawan Rice, invites the crowd into her world with her poetic lyrics and haunting melodies. Drawing inspiration from her personal Life experiences ranging from; Love, Loss, Grief and accepctance, concertgoers easily connect to her sound and story. The vulnerable and transparent nature of her approach to music leaves the listener with an experience like no other.
Etana’s name means “The Strong One” in Swahili, and it’s a title she more than lives up to with her music and presence. Since debuting in 2006 with the thought provoking single “Wrong Address,” the Jamaican-born singer has established herself as one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in reggae, blazing a new trail in a genre that has long been male-dominated.
Etana’s story begins in August Town, a treacherous but culturally rich garrison community in eastern Kingston that has produced such musical talents as Sizzla and Israel Vibration. Growing up, Etana’s home was filled with music, but it was country and western that she recalls leaving the biggest impression. “Every Sunday was country music day,” saysEtana. “A lot of people in Jamaica play gospel music on a Sunday, or old rub-a-dub. In my house it was country, like Dolly Parton. Tammy Wynette was my favorite of all the artists my mom used to play.” Etana discovered her talent at the age of 6 while singing at home in the backyard for her aunt. Her charming voice beaconed an huge audience of neighbors who gathered to here “little Shauna” sing. Etana’s backyard singing led to microphones of local sound systems playing in the neighborhood and thats where he love of music began.
Etana’s family relocated to South Florida when she was nine where she started middle and sang on the school choir, she was chosen to sing the “Star Spangle banner” at school functions but never thought much of having a career in music at that time. Etana began her music career, almost by accident, while studying nursing at a local community college. “I had no interest in being an artist,” Etana declares. “I was just bored and a friend of mine told me that there was a request for a black female to join a girl group in Miami. He brought me to the audition, and that was it.”
It wasn’t long before the proud and independent-minded singer realized that being in a prefabricated group wasn’t for her. Objecting to the group’s presentation during a music video shoot involving skimpy clothes and invasive camera angles, she quit on the spot. It was at this time that she decided to return home to Jamaica with plans of opening an Internet cafe. However, music would find her there as well, when she was recommended by a friend to fill in as a backup singer for reggae star Richie Spice.
Join us for our 2018 Garden Grove Music and Volleyball Festival:
Badfish - Sublime Tribute
Pink Talking Fish
Chris Houser (The Werks)
The Quasi Kings (Acoustic Duo)
Scott "Bubz" (Devil's Lettuce).
Garden Grove Music and Volleyball Festival will feature two stage, one outdoor main stage facing the sand volleyball courts and one indoor side stage. Garden Grove will also play host to a double elimination- winner takes all - $1000 cash prize sand volleyball tournament. So be sure to gather a group of friends, co-workers, teammates, old high school buddies, or even your cousin that used to play volleyball in college for your chance at the grand prize.
Doors open at 11am
Volleyball Tournament will begin at 12 noon
Music will begin outside at 1pm
Come play in the sand with us!
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
Bambaata Marley has been introduced to the life of a musician since birth. His life,
mainly surrounded by music, has molded him into a singer, songwriter and producer. From touring the world with his family to being on stage performing as a child, Bambaata was recognized as a musician at an early age. Using influences not only from his family lineage, but from a wide range of different genres, Bambaata has now created his own identity and proven himself on his own as a complete artist . Showing pure artistry, Bambaata writes and produces all of his work. He’s co-written such songs as ”Just sayin/I Tried” by The Internet and was featured on his father (Ziggy Marley) fourth solo album. Captivating audiences worldwide on tour, Bambaata has been seen alongside artists such as Ms Lauryn Hill as well as being apart of Rototom And Friends 2016 tour in Europe & The Roots Picnic NYC. He recently performed his first Kaya Fest this past April and has headlined multiple Los Angeles Residencies since 2014 . Bambaata is currently getting ready to release his first debut album.
Columbus-native songwriter and performer Dante Brunetto takes listeners on a sonic journey through the waves of life with his solo project, Tae & the Wave. The sound combines indie, pop and electronic styles for a unique and excitable performance of original songs that feature Brunetto's vocal hooks along with vibey synth and guitar riffs. Currently based in Los Angeles, California, Tae & the Wave hits the road this summer to perform recently released singles "Ride the Night" and "Float."
Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Jordan DePaul is a Pop Singer-Songwriter that continues to push the boundaries of the genre. With a strong, airy delivery, his blend of melody and lyrical honesty allows him to not only capture the attention of listeners, but allows them to easily relate to his music.
Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With a High energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see.