Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band Holiday Revival


12th Annual Holiday Revival

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. Come enjoy a night of good 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.



Big Ship Bio
Big Ship’s mission is to spread peace, love, and compassion into our communities using music as a vehicle. They believe that children’s music should be diverse, genuine, and contain quality musicianship. They have worked to create songs lyrically appropriate for children as well as musically enjoyable for adults. In addition to playing children’s events, Big Ship can be found performing popular music for all ages at local venues and private events with custom build performances to suit any gathering.

Michael Rotman and David “Dreadlock Dave” McDougald have been performing music professionally for over 20 years. They have both been involved in many diverse musical experiences from live performances to music education and have recently directed their energy to creating music for children. This direction has inspired them as musicians and unveiled the joy that comes with seeing the authenticity and freedom of children experiencing music.

BIG SHIP is a musical vehicle that delivers raw acoustifunk, wrapped in positivity. As they weave in and out of different styles you are left with the message they are sending, freedom of expression.

As Dreadlock Dave and Michael weave you through a rhythmic dance of guitar and bass, they bring to you the basis of what they are, a groove ship. Both being multi instrumentalists, you never know what you might hear, guitar-bass-congas-percussion-keys, not to mention vocal harmonies that soothe the soul.

BIG SHIP has an open door policy for its cruises through musical waters. It brings great joy to Dreadlock Dave and Michael to have such a large family of talented musicians that can hop on board at any time. At any given BIG SHIP performance you might find the BIG SHIP duo rounded out by a guest artist who helps bring the show to new levels.

Come on and take a ride, free your mind, and let your sails out, on…



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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