This week at #CIP2016 we’ve got a killer lineup you do not want to miss. Grab a bite, drink a cool one and groove to the sweet sounds of the awesome bands below.
Arden Park Roots
They’re back! Arden Park Roots has established a commanding presence in the California music scene over the years. Arden Park Roots has won the “best reggae rock funk band” multiple times, and was also inducted into the Sacramento Music Hall of Fame! People love this group and it shows with outstanding attendance wherever they perform. They will not disappoint!
J Ras & IrieFuse
Taking the stage this year we have J Ras and IrieFuse, mixing reggae and hip hop to create a . Come and check them out!
Zero Forbidden Goals, aka ZFG, is a 12-member band, dedicated to helping the world realize you can turn any slab of concrete into a stage and any empty lot into an art gallery. This group spends a great deal of time promoting arts in different communities with programs like the chain link poetry and gorilla story time. ZFG also closely collaborates with CIP performer, Element Brass Band. Keeping it in the CIP family!
How many artists are in your group?
We have 12 members (separate from Element Brass Band) that have their individual talents that contribute to the group’s goal to better the community.When we include the talented band we have up to 20 members!
What are some places you perform?
We have performed all over Sacramento. Join us on Facebook for updates about our upcoming events and locations!
Squarefield Massive is all things “reggae” so they’re the perfect fit with the authentic roots rock reggae CIP’s been playing for the past 25 years. Inspired by reggae artists like Dennis Brown, Garnett Silk, and Gregory Isaacs, Squarefield Massive brings the big sound from the tiny island to Concerts in the Park!
What’s the origin of your band’s name?
Our name is a play on Fairfield,CA with reference to the “F” in a square box (our logo). The Massive part comes from the huge entourage that we often traveled with which is also a Jamaican term referring to “the people” as a whole.
What food can you not live without on tour?
Mexican food! We have found that outside of California, a good burrito is hard to come by. So when we’re back in town, the first thing I’m looking for is an authentic Mexican meal.
What is your favorite part of downtown Sacramento?
Having lived downtown for 25 years, I have seen lots of change but, I still love all the classic spots like Old Sacramento, Southside Park, and the rivers. I love and embrace our current growth and I can’t wait to see what the new arena brings to our community (GO KINGS!)
If you could collaborate with anyone (CIP performer or not) who would it be?