TropTown Arts & Music Festival
This summer, Little Fish Records’ Rising Tide Artists, D.W.S. and Tropidelic will present the first TropTown Arts & Music Festival. Conceptualized by the prominent Northeast Ohio reggae-rock act Tropidelic, TropTown will be held August 3-5 at Pennsylvania’s Slippery Rock Dunes and feature more than ten of the region’s leading reggae, roots and world music performers.
The partnership between Little Fish Records’s Rising Tide Artist program and D.W.S, who brought an audience of nearly 1,000 to the Zane Shawnee Taverns earlier this month for the first Tribal Connection Art/Music Festival, is part of an ongoing collaboration to strengthen the festival scene. The Rising Tide Artist program, a new mentorship project that seeks to be a Midwest roots revival among young up-and-coming musicians, booked several of Tribal Connection’s major acts in addition to hosting a stage during the festival.
“This [Troptown] has been in the works for a long time, it’s a natural progression.” says Tropidelic bassist Pags. “Tropidelic is more than the music, it is community. And Troptown will bring everyone together”
The festival will provide space for two nights of camping. In addition to the musical line-up, there will be ongoing live painting and other art exhibits throughout the weekend. Tickets are $35 and the show is all ages.