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​Badfish with Sun-Dried Vibes at The Fillmore Charlotte… SOLD OUT!

Badfish with Sun-Dried Vibes – The Fillmore Charlotte SOLD OUT

By: Aleshia Jenkins

On this very cold January evening, I, along with a handful of other fans, stood at the entrance 45 minutes before the crowd showed up.  We were there early because we all agreed that tonight we wanted our spot front and center.

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Good thing we did get there early because the show was SOLD OUT! What a fantastic night with hours of singing with my fellow reggae-loving friends and making new friends.

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The evening started with up-and-coming reggae/punk rock band Sea Water from Charleston, SC.  These guys got the crowd going with a blend of music that ranged from mellow to fast paced sounds mixed with roaring riffs from singer/guitarist Riley Randall.

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They played songs from their newly released album “Hit The Moon.”

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Sun-Dried Vibes is an award winning reggae/rock band from Rock Hill, SC that I had the pleasure of meeting at the California Roots festival in Myrtle Beach a few years ago.  Zach, Evan and Jono make up the dynamic trio that spreads good vibes both on and off stage.  

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Each of their songs are filled with a positive feel-good message, you can’t help but sing along.  The set list ranged from the oldie but goodies like Trouble, Young One, Irie Vibes and Nugg-it and they also sang “Hopeful” from there new album.

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They also surprised the fans with a special guest Trombonist Quinn Carson to join the stage, which really got the crowd going crazy.  Be on the lookout for SDV’s third album Stay Hopeful due out this spring.    


Badfish Sublime Tribute Band closed out the evening as the headlining band.  If you’ve ever had the opportunity to see them play, you knew you’re in for a treat.  The first time I saw them was at Amos’ Southend here in Charlotte, for the venues last shows before they closed their doors.  


I had a blast then and I’m happy to say that, it was even better tonight.  The energy and spirit of each Sublime song Patrick Downes sang you could see and hear that it came from deep within, soulful and powerful.  They played in total 21 songs ranging from Let’s Get Stoned, Rivers Of Babylon, Santeria, Summertime and ended the evening with What I Got.

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 If you missed them, make sure to get you tickets for the next show when they play at a venue in your city.

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