Words by LargeUp Crew—
It’s been an extra long road to summer this year. For those of us in cooler climates, winter couldn’t have ended any sooner, and it’s only just recently that temperatures have finally begun to reach levels truly befitting the season. So, now that summer is finally, officially, unequivocally here, LargeUp is going all out, with our biggest season of live music events yet. This week alone, we’re heading to Miss Lily’s in NYC for International Reggae Day (tomorrow!); Ron Jon Surf Shop in Florida for Saturday Soundsystem with Jesse Royal (Saturday, naturally); and, finally, the Surf Lodge in Montauk, Long Island on Sunday, for the year’s first edition of Dream Hotels ‘ Dream Live! series with Nardo Ranks.
It’s not the first time we’ve teamed with the Dream crew to bring reggae to the beach in Montauk. Almsot one year ago to the today, we brought Sister Nancy to Gurney’s Inn up the road year for a memorable Dream Sessions event. This year we’re taking the event up the road to the Surf Lodge, the waterfront venue that’s quickly become a Montauk institution, for a live concert featuring performances from dancehall legend Nardo Ranks (read our epic interview with him here and here), Jah Banks and Ras Droppa, backed by the Skadanks band. LargeUp/Rice and Peas crew DJ Gravy and Micro Don will be holding down the decks for the event, which is hosted by Montauk nightlife dons Ro Anand, PJ Monte and Mole and sponsored by D’Angelico Guitars.
It all goes down from 2-7 this Sunday, July 6, at the Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere St. in Montauk.
And, as far as summer goes, things are just getting started…we’ve still got a month to go ’til Chronixx’s big (and FREE) show at Central Park Summerstage on July 26. Stay tuned for more info on that, and more event announcements soon.