Carlos Jones & P.L.U.S. and The Ark Band

Friday
11
Oct
Peace, Love, & Reggae

 

Why you should see this show…

Carlos Jones is a local favorite, and his shows never disappoint. These guys create a unifying atmosphere for all attendees.

Combining heavenly harmonies with tight crisp performances, The Ark Band captures their audiences with the very first note. Their repertoire combines original and cover compositions with classic and current reggae hits designed to entertain, educate and enlighten all types of people.

Come enjoy the great music and great vibes.
 

Carlos Jones Bio
The iron man of the Cleveland, Ohio, reggae scene is without question Carlos Jones. His journey follows the history of Cleveland reggae itself. In the late ’70s, he started out as a sideman (percussion/vocals) with the band I-tal, who was able to bring the music to the masses of local college kids with their unique, rock-influenced reggae sound. Their shows had a unifying atmosphere, packing clubs with ecstatic fans, hypnotized by the seductive and mystical rhythms and socially relevant messages.

Later, Jones began to come into his own as a songwriter and onstage presence in the group First Light. During their 14-year run, the group achieved a huge level of popularity with its powerful and eclectic brand of music, which mixed rock, funk, blues with reggae. By the mid-’90s, feeling the need to return to a more conscious, roots-reggae sound than First Light was known for, Carlos formed a stripped-down, mostly acoustic, four-piece combo which he named Strictly Roots, which would later be renamed, Peace Love Unity Syndicate, now more commonly known as The PLUS Band. After doing both projects for a number of years, Carlos decided to make the PLUS Band his full-time pursuit and First Light disbanded in May of 1998. Since then, he has been on a mission to carry the message of peace, love, unity, higher consciousness and the joy of the reggae vibration to all who will listen.

 

 

The Ark Band Bio
THE ARK BAND plays roots reggae, calypso & soca music. The Ark Band is based out of Columbus, Ohio with members hailing from St.Lucia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, & U.S.A. Combining heavenly harmonies with tight crisp performances, this powerhouse of talent captures their audiences with their very first note. THE ARK BAND’s repertoire combines original and cover compositions with classic and current reggae hits designed to entertain, educate and enlighten all types of people. THE ARK BAND continues to be a dynamic force on the American scene after two decades, their songs expressing the love, peace, togetherness and spirituality needed in our world today!
Terry Bobb – Drums
Eustace Bobb – Bass Guitar
Mark Hunter – Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Kohl Fixari – Lead Guitar
Jess Willard Keyboards Alex Willard – Keyboards
 

Dining Options

You have two dining options when attending a show in our Concert Hall:

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box – If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before your concert. The Rusty Anchor menu features a great mix of Cleveland Comfort food including a selection of seafood, steaks & chops. Reservations are required for parties of two or more. To make a dinner reservation, please click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250 and allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of the show upstairs.

Concert Hall – Our Concert Hall menu is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. So, there is no additional reservation required. The Concert Hall kitchen will be open through intermission. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concert.

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