Natty Nation's 11th Annual Black Friday Show

Natty Nation
w/ special guests:
Mama Digdowns Brass Band
Soul Symmetry
& DJ Trichrome

Black Friday, November 23, 2018
Doors/DJ: 7:30 / Bands: 8:30
$10 adv / $15 dos, 18+

Critically-acclaimed hard roots rock reggae outfit Natty Nation is a collective of spiritual warriors. For over twenty years, the Madison, Wisconsin-based group has purely and fearlessly followed its inner artistic continuum. Along the way, Natty Nation has burst through genres while retaining a distinct roots reggae core.

Natty Nation’s unique pedigree of a Midwest home base and artistic openness has helped the posse foster a signature sound. The group describes themselves as hard roots rock reggae because in addition to their honest and authentic roots reggae foundation, their embrace of soul, rock, and funk is undeniable.

Since 1995, Natty Nation has had fluid membership of esteemed and visionary musicians. Currently, Natty Nation is led by JAH Boogie – bass / lead vocals (also percussion and drums in the studio), musical director Aaron Konkol – keyboards, vocals, and melodica, Chris Di Bernardo -- drums, Nick Czar -- guitar, and finally Captain Smooth -- live dub engineer.

One of the most profound components of Natty Nation’s artistry is its live show. In this context, the band truly thrives, and all the years as a unit, the collective’s telepathic band interplay and colorful palette of music influences make for a fresh freewheeling reggae focused experience. “We treat our recorded music as a calling card for people to come check us out live,” JAH Boogie says. “The crowd plays a huge part in where our show goes. Which songs we do, the vibe, how long we play, and most significantly how we play.” Natty Nation has built a robust artistic profile through tirelessly touring, nationally and internationally. Select live career highlights include backing up Lee "Scratch" Perry, Chaka Demus & Pliers, and Kevin Kinsella, performing at SXSW, Summerfest, & Freakfest, as well as throughout the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and the Marshall Islands.


Immigré is a band in Madison, WI, playing afrobeat music.

DJ Trichrome

DJ Trichrome is a breath of fresh air in this world of digital media. With his high energy and positive vibes, he flips strictly vinyl sets, no computers. Everywhere he performs, coast to coast and beyond, DJ Trichrome spreads the message of love and positivity through reggae, dancehall, and dub music. Strictly roots & culture since 1998, he has founded successful multi-year residencies in 2 major mid western cities. He was a founding member of III Kings Sound System which has been a force in the Minneapolis reggae scene for 10 years. Currently residing in Madison, WI, DJ Trichrome has multiple residencies and can be heard regularly on WSUM 97.1 FMs U-Dub radio broadcast (Wed. 7PM )

$10 ADV / $15 DOS

Tickets off sale online. Remaining tickets available at the door.

*$1 of each ticket & each sale at the merch booth goes to organizations leading the fight against the Enbridge pipeline

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