Week 2 of the the Bluemont Summer Concert Series presents the D.C.-based reggae group Black Sheep. The concert takes place on the steps of the 1840 Frederick County Court House at 7:30 PM this Friday.
Band Bio: Black Sheep is a five-member band based out of Washington DC that pushes reggae’s frontiers through jazz and rhythm and blues, bringing American musical flavors to reggae’s African rhythms.
The group’s music is unique in its positive message dealing with real issues of ecology, urban violence, drugs and racial accord. As its name implies, it is music made by outsiders for outsiders. Together for more than twenty years and winners of multiple WAMMIE awards (Washington Area Music Association), Black Sheep keeps its music fresh with innovative harmonies and a fusion of diverse influences. Band members are Moata Kenyatta on bass guitar, Isa Abdullah on keyboards and vocals, Abasi Johnson on percussion, Dontez Harris on saxophone and flute, and Baron Tymas on guitar.
Admission: While there are no advance ticket sales, requested admission for the events is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends & Seniors, and $2 for kids under 12. Bluemont is also raising money to support their year-round projects in our local schools, nursing homes, and summer evenings. To find out about donating or volunteering for the festival, visit the Bluemont website.
Inclement Weather: Summer weather can change quickly and is sometimes hard to predict. Always go to the outdoor concert site first; if the concert has moved, proceed to the nearby indoor site at First Presbyterian Church at 116 South Loudoun Street. Decision to move indoors will be posted at site and broadcast over local radio stations.