First Roots to Reggae Music Festival in Massachusetts

Bull McCabe’s Pub in Somerville (Massachusetts) will be hosting its first annual “Roots to Reggae” Outdoor Music Festival on June 11th, 2011 from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

An established local music venue, Bull McCabe’s is bringing music to the streets with an outdoor music festival in the space adjacent to the pub. The lineup includes The David Johnston Band, Otis Grove, Dub Apocalypse, and Dub Down & The Scotch Bonnet Band, with special guests throughout the day.

About The Bands:

3pm: David Johnston (also of One Thin Dime), reggae and roots rock. Recordings available: David Johnston

4:00PM Otis Grove. Jazz, funk, hip hop, and rock

5:30PM Dub Apocalypse, the 2010 Boston Music Award-winner for Best International Artist , 2010, features members of The Trama Unit, John Brown’s Body, Nate Wilson Group, Morphine, and G-Love & Special Sauce, Dub Apocalypse brings an unmatched Jazz/Funk/Reggae style to the stage.

7:30PM: The Dub Down is headlining, backed by the fiery Scotch Bonnet Band. The Dub Down is a collaboration of renowned Boston reggae musicians and artists featuring the vocal stylings of Jimmy Trapella, Skiffington Ruglass, Sarah Brindell, Craig Akira Fujita, & MC Kabir.

Established in 2008, Bull McCabe’s is located at 366A Somerville Avenue, in Somerville, in the space formerly occupied by the legendary pub, The Tir na nOg.

Food, beer, and wine will be available all day. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door.

Families are welcome.

For more information about the event, or would like to set up an interview, please call Brian Manning at 781-710-2572, or email

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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