Reggae in the Mountains Info


6th Annual Reggae in the Mountains returns Saturday, February 1, 2014 5-10 pm.  This years show returns to Ketchum Town Plaza.


Sol Horizon


Voted “Best World/Reggae band” in the North Bay Area, California’s Sol Horizon delivers a unique style of High Vibes Music. Anchored by former members of Groundation and Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade, Sol Horizon seamlessly blends Roots Reggae with Funk, Rock and Electronic Dance. With lyrics that touch on themes of peace, community, sustainability and the re-vitalizing power of nature, the band moves feet and inspires minds, creating a positive musical experience that continues to attract fans from across the globe.

Jah Wave jahwaveHailing from Ghana and now based in Oakland.  Wave is the part of the After party Dancehall at Whisky Jacques.  He will preform a few tunes backed DJ Vision.

Lion’s Den Unlimited Sounds/DJ Vision


Meet crucial member of the Mountain Niceness family DJ Vision aka Zen Ken of Lions Den Unlimited Sounds.  Zen and I have been friends for almost 25 years.  I have Zen to thank for guiding and turning me on to all this sweet sweet reggae music.  He has been at the heart of our events since the beginning. Zen first came to Idaho to spin for Sun Valley Tele’s – Bob Marley Day at Soul-jah Mountain.  That event was Idaho’s first Bob Marley celebration back in 2005.  Over 100 telemarkers raced and could hear The Lions Den beats all over Soldier Mountain.  Yes that how cool Soldier Mountain is!

Soul Medic  762A3664

Special Guest at the show!  Medic will play a few tunes at the concert but will have a full sets at the after party at Whisky’s!

Reggae singer/songwriter Soulmedic hails from Northern California and the Big Island of Hawaii forwarding potent reggae and dancehall music. Soulmedic delivers vocal versatility and songs of inspiration rooted firm in truth and rights. Known for energetic stage shows, uplifting the massive with the message of love and unity, Soulmedic continues to progress musical limits with original styles and a powerful voice, inspiring positive living and social change. Being the change you want to see in the world and strength of unity are some of Medic’s most echoed messages. As a father of 3 children, Soulmedic remains progressive and on the grind with “world wide musical healing as the goal”.

Natural Roots


Natural Roots is an original roots, dub reggae band coming from Salt Lake City, Utah where they originated in 2004.

The band members get their cultural roots from the the South Pacific Islands. Lead singer and lyricist Jan “Mailevai” van der Beek is from New Zealand with other members coming from Tonga and Samoa as well as the USA. Esi Lautaimi plays bass guitar as well as singing background vocals. Brothers Fisi and Ray Tu’atonga play Keyboards/vocals and drums to round out one of the hardest hitting rhythm sections around. Suau’u “Aj” Auelua plays rhythm guitar with Vito Perry on lead guitar. Mike Bishop is on saxophone. John “Dubwise” Converse is the Dub controller.

M.C. Rasta Stevie

rastastevieSki town icon from “the Blizzard of Ahhs” and Premier Reggae emcee from Reggae on the River/Reggae Rising and the One World Music Festival fame, and from Telluride’s 8750 Reggae Band, this years host of Reggae in the Mountains for 2014 is M.C. RASTA STEVIE

Tickets now on sale NOW!  $15 pre-sale $20 day of show
Zenergy Health Club and Spa and Johnny G’s SUBSHACK Backwoods Mountain Sports and Atkinson’s Market Ketchum and Hailey or online at

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After show Reggae Dancehall at Whisky Jacques


Promo video


KETCHUM, ID—Save the date for Reggae in the Mountains. The greatest show on snow will present an all-ages winter concert in the Ketchum Town Square on Saturday, Feb. 1, featuring the nine-piece roots Bob Marley inspired band Sol Horizon from Sonoma County, Calif. and the nine-piece roots music inspired band Natural Roots from Salt Lake City.

“We’re looking forward to bringing Reggae in the Mountains to Ketchum this winter,” said event founder and organizer Danny Walton. “It’s important to preserve our ski culture, have cultural diversity and have events to attract a younger demographic to our community.”

Reggae in the Mountains, for the second year, is also a celebration for an incredible week of Nordic skiing, activities, education and fun at the 2014 Sun Valley Nordic Fest, Jan. 25-Feb. 2.

A concert pre-party will take place at Lefty’s Bar and Grill in Ketchum at 4 p.m. The concert will take place at 5 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square followed by an after party show at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum, which will begin at 10 p.m. with Soul Medic, Jah Wave and Lions Den Unlimited Sounds.

“This is the only on-snow reggae event that happens in the country,” Walton said. “The original idea started six years ago to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday, and we continue the tradition. These tributes happen in over a 120 countries around the world each February.”


Tickets are on sale at Atkinsons’ markets in Ketchum and Hailey, Johnny G’s Subshack, Backwoods and Zenergy and online at Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the show.

Reggae in the Mountains is pleased to announce its sponsors: The City of Ketchum, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, Watkins Distributing, Starbucks, Atkinsons’ markets, Scott Featherstone, DDS, Johnny Gs Subshack, 5B Garage, Smith Optics, Lefty’s Bar and Grill, Mountain Khakis and Idahome.

For more information, visit For sponsorships opportunities are also available. For inquires, email Danny Walton at or call 208-720-5431.


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