In our professional opinions, tea and music go hand-in-hand. To prove our point, we dare you not to tap a foot or hum along to one of the eleven incredible musical acts that are being lined up for #SWTF2016! That’s right. Eleven! There will be a Mainstage area right outside of the building where live music will be playing throughout the day and we encourage you to pull up a chair, or a piece of turf, and enjoy the local musical libations.
To top it all off, towards the end of the festival, we will have the Grammy nominated Youssoupha Sidibe, a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player. Throw out all your ideas of what a harpist is! Youssoupha breaks out of traditional Kora styles, many hundreds of years old, to create a new style blending aspects of reggae and western music to create a something that has never been heard before.
Just to recap…Tea + 11 Musicians + Only $20 for Tickets = A Good Time.
Justin Anderson a.k.a Soujourner – https://soundcloud.com/sojournermusicpage
Justin Anderson is a multi-instrumentalists that creates Impressionism / Psychedelic / Aleatoric music. He creates a fun performance with his produced tracks with fresh improvised live music.
VeRa – https://soundcloud.com/vera-anderson
Musician, songwriter, and activist. Music can save lives. She believes we are all unified by life, love, and the opportunity to be unafraid of opening our minds and finding out our beliefs; this is the relationship she would like to share through music.
Drum Circle – Joe Montelbano, Christina Marie, Richard Kashanski, Robbyn Gibson
Let your energy free with the beat of the community drums. Experienced tribal drummers will lead this adventure to finding the flow of our consciousness. Don’t be shy to listen to your feet and move to the beat. Percussion instruments will be available to share but please remember to return them at the end of the drum circle.
The RifleMan – Andrew Hambone, Nathan Stewart, Marshal Lytle, James Dunbar – https://theriflemanlasvegas.bandcamp.com
Bluegrass/Punk and everything in between! Anti-Folk. Stories of N. Carolina, Nevada, Oregon California, Colorado etc…
Robert Majors “Nick Cantu”
A local folk singer/songwriter that can be heard at open mics across Las Vegas. His soul is made of gold and his performance is sure to raise your consciousness. He will be accompanied by bass player Nick Cantu.
City Folk – Brian Havens, Milu Angelique, Patrick Tucker, Reanna Marie Merstik, Monica Sterling, Tony Divencenzo, Caleb Asher – http://bbhmusic.com/what-is-city-folk/
City Folk, lead by Brian Buss Havens, a Vegas street busking performer, is a movement that focuses on the folk of the city. The band plays lively and inspiring songs that are sure to have you dancing and singing along.
Photo captured by Carla Sutton
Dominique Zuniga – https://soundcloud.com/dominiquezuniga
Dominique is a model, artist, and musician that is no stranger to the downtown Las Vegas community. Her feminine singing voice and physical expression is balanced with a masculine energy in her attempt to heighten the consciousness of the world.
Jake Kaimu – Sarah Zimmerman, Enjoly Mar
Acoustic singer/Songwriter Jake “Kaimu” creates melodious harmonies that can be described as “Tribal Folk”. Inspirations from his roots on the Big Island of Hawaii as well the diverse culture of Las Vegas are the core of his art. He is a mix of the street performer with ancient tribal musician. He will be accompanied by Viola player Sarah Zimmerman, a downtown Las Vegas resident. Also featuring Enjoly Mar, a traveling street performing that has collected influences from her journeys in The Americas and Europe.
Unifield Tribal Theory – Chhen Chilla, Jake Kaimu, Inti Garcia, Milu Angelique, Brianna Coleman, Rafael Lemos, Jules Manning – http://www.unifieldtribe.com/
This band is representing on behalf of the U-N-I-field through creative musical expression. Their original songs are inspired by genres from around the world. Be ready to dance! LOVE, PEACE, AND NAMASTE
Yardical – William Shively, Kevin Stephens, Collin Bryan a.k.a. Jah Fly, Byron “Boogie” Stephens, Najja Dread – https://youtu.be/vm57kDpSmiE
Yardical reggae band hails from Las Vegas, Nevada. They play reggae in its authentic form. The members all have extensive careers performing with major artists all over the world.
Youssoupha Sidibe – http://Youssouphasidibe.bandcamp.com
Youssoupha is a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player who blends reggae and Western music to create a beautiful, spiritual style.