On Friday, April 20, the Knitting Factory is providing a night of jammy music. But the chill vibes of reggae-rockers Pause for the Cause, the smooth electro-funk of Bright Light Social Hour, the electrified reggae jams of Voice of Reason, even the loose alternative reggae of Actual Depiction, isn't to celebrate the infamous stoner holiday. It's an early celebration of Earth Day, which takes place Sunday, April 22.
Party 4 the Planet pulls in four of Boise's best reggae acts for a night of live-painting, bellydancing, hula-hooping and work from more than 30 local artists all in honor of Mother Earth. In addition to the above mentioned acts, Portland, Ore.'s Outpost will perform a set featuring its signature hip-hop-flavored alt-reggae. And if your night beckons for more, head over to Liquid for an after-party from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. featuring an additional set from Outpost, and a show from Portland, Ore. rock/funk/soul band Scott Pemberton Trio.