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CFCU Summer Concert Series presents The Big Takeover
August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, this Hudson Valley-based band plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, and ska.
They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists.
Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st-century retro soul and R&B revival scene.
All concerts in this series are free, all ages, and family friendly. Concerts take place on the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons. In case of severe weather, shows may move inside to The Range.
Thank you to our 2019 series sponsors CFCU Community Credit Union, Seneca Beverage Corporation, Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, City Centre Apartments, Wagner Vineyards, Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Ithaca, Cayuga Radio Group, and The Range.
The official afterparty will be held at Monks On The Commons from 8-10 pm.