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Vail Valley music: Roots reggae at Agave

Vail Daily staff report
Vail Valley, CO Colorado
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VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Reggae artists Richie Spice and Spanner Banner bring their Jamaican roots reggae sounds to the Agave stage in Colorado’s Vail Valley Thursday night.

The doors open in Avon at 9 p.m. for the show. Tickets are $17 and available at the door.

Spice gained popularity in the mid-’90s and hit the reggae scene again hard in 2004 when his album “Spice in Your Life” was listed among the year’s best reggae releases by the New York Times.

Spice followed that with his 2007 release of “In the Streets of Africa,” which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Reggae charts, the hit single “Youth Dem Cold” ranked 29 in Vibe Magazine’s best 44 songs of 2007. Spice hopes to expand his international fan base with his latest release “Gideon Boot.”

All of Spice’s music is specifically aimed at empowering vulnerable youth and preaches the importance of staying focused. Spice and Sapnner Banner have played primarily in major festivals on the West Coast such as Reggae on the River, The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and the Bob Marley Day Festivals. This is their first appearance in the Vail Valley.

Local DJ Weez opens the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $17 and available at Get Hi Gallery, MOJO Music, Eagle Valley Music, Agave and at the door. Agave is located at 1060 W. Beaver Creek Blvd in Avon on the Eco bus line across from the Bear Lot.

Complimentary transportation to Edwards and the Vail transportation center (via Highway 6 and making stops at Eco bus stops) will be provided by Agave after the show. For more information, call Agave 970-748-8666.

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