Canyons presents the 7th annual Spring Grüv. For 10 days we'll be having huge, free concerts in the Resort Village, as well as the famous Pond Skimming Contest! After an unforgetable day of Pond Skimming, keep on Grüvin' and join us for a free concert in the Resort Village. Celebrate. Compete. Watch. Ski. Ride. Grüv.
NOTE: No outside alcohol is allowed in for our spring concerts. We will have food and beverage options available in the Resort Village, so don't worry! And, please carpool. Thanks to Mountain Town Music for the concert production.
All concerts are free and begin at 3:00pm.
UK Grammy award-winning reggae band Steel Pulse has been true to its roots for over 35 years. One of Bob Marley's favorites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people. The group has continued its commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music. A Grammy award was awarded for their 1986 album Babylon The Bandit. Steel Pulse has received nominations for Victims (1991) and Rastafari Centennial (1992). In 1989, the group contributed "I Can't Stand" it to the soundtrack of Spike Lee's film Do The Right Thing.
"Without love there is no justice, and without justice there is no peace," says founder David "Dread" Hinds, as he explains the band's mission. "At the core of our music is a deep sense of love for our African heritage, and a commitment to fight for justice for all people on this planet, even for our planet itself. Man is destroying creation in the name of progress. And along the way, we kill, rob, loot, and exploit our brothers and sisters - dividing people by tribe, color, class, religion, you name it."
"We stand against violence in all its forms. And poverty is a form of violence. It may sound like a cliché by now, but we believe in Love and Justice, living in harmony with one another and nature. Our mission is to bring hope into the hearts of people - that things can get better if we unite to do the right thing. Despite the wickedness in the world, we believe in positivity. We want to see True Democracy, not hypocrisy."
"We try to point out the mistakes we humans are making, either through ignorance or through evil intentions," adds co-founder Selwyn "Bumbo" Brown. "We can't sit back and watch what's happening without trying to make a difference. That's what we felt like back in the day, as schoolmates in Handsworth, and that feeling hasn't changed to this day. Babylon has been making the rules for long enough. Our job is to show that Jah Kingdom must be here on Earth - in our hearts and minds - so we can respect one another."
Steel Pulse is working on a new album and DVD and, as always, is taking Jah message to the people.
Spring Concert Schedule:
Saturday, March 1: Sensations For Soul
Saturday, March 8: This Must Be the Band
Saturday, March 15: Folk Hogan
Spring Grüv: Saturday, March 22: Steel Pulse
Spring Grüv: Saturday, March 29: TBD
Spring Grüv: Saturday, April 5: Mark Sexton Band
Sunday, April 13: Nigel & the Metal Dogs
NOTE: No outside alcohol is allowed in for our spring concerts. We will have food and beverage options available in the Resort Village so don't worry! And, please carpool.