Judge Roughneck brings ska, reggae
VAIL – The Colorado-based band Judge Roughneck has been gaining nation-wide appeal with its brand of ska and reggae music. Judge Roughneck will perform as part of the free Street Beat concert series at 6 p.m. today at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village.
Judge Roughneck is known for its pop-reggae that pays tribute to both the early ’80s British 2-Tone ska movement and the original jazzy ska of Jamaica. They also throw in a healthy dose of soul and R&B. The band is a veteran performer at the annual Reggae on the Rocks Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver and has shared the stage with such international greats as UB40, Burning Spear, General Public, The Skatalites, The Specials, The Wailers and Fishbone. The group’s song “Hot!” provided background music for Corona Beer’s radio campaign from 1999-2001.
The concert marks the second installment of the Street Beat concert series. The series will feature folk rock with Anders Osborne on Dec. 14 and then takes a break until March 8 when Django Walker, the son of Jerry Jeff Walker, takes the stage at Checkpoint Charlie. Eagle and Lake county residents may register to win weekly drawings, as well as the grand prize Volvo S-40 that will be given away at the final concert on April 19. Visitors may also register to win the grand prize Volvo to Vail vacation for a return trip with luxury accommodations. Volvo to Vail grand prize is provided by Volvo, the town of Vail and the Vail Valley Foundation.The Street Beat concert series is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, call 949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org.