Upcoming Live Shows!
3-16-19 @ Catalyst Club - UPSTAIRS BAR (AFTER STEPHEN MARLEY SHOW) (Santa Cruz, CA)
Doors @ 9:00pm. Music @ 10:00pm.
4-20-19 @ Old Princeton Landing - 7th ANNUAL MINI COASTAL REGGAE ROCK FESTIVAL (Half Moon Bay, CA)
w/ Coast Tribe, Skunk Funk, & More TBD. Doors @ TBD. Music @ TBD. Tix: $20 Pre Sale/$25 day of show.
5-19-19 @ The Cow Palace - AMERI”CANNA” DREAM FESTIVAL (San Francisco, CA)
w/Arden Park Roots, & More TBD. Doors @ TBD. Music @ TBD.
6-8-19 @ Monterey County Fairgrounds - INK AT THE BAY: TATTO EXPO (Monterey, CA)
w/Jordan T, & More TBD. Doors @ TBD. Music @ TBD.
Rise up Is a roots rock reggae band from salinas, ca.
RISE UP is, according to Good Times: Santa Cruz, "a smoky blend of roots reggae with California attitude for a style that falls closer to Bob Marley than Sublime. In other words, genuine reggae." Since forming in the spring of 2016 RISE UP has been a force on the scene with infectious riddims interwoven with strong messages of consciousness and self-awareness. Pulling from a myriad of influences and musical backgrounds, RISE UP layers their own unique sound over the unmistakable power of a Roots Rock Reggae backdrop. RISE UP has shared stages with foundation Reggae legends such as the Wailing Souls, Half Pint, Michael Palmer, & Winston Jarrett; as well modern heavyweights of the genre such as Arise Roots, Josh Heinrichs & Skillinjah, & Through the Roots to name a few.
The core of RISE UP is: Chris Alcantara (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) and Alex Cortez (Drums); but every show they are joined by different members of a consistent group of friends and session musicians who each bring a unique addition to RISE UP’s sound giving each show a different element to experience. You have seen or may see the following musicians performing live with RISE UP: Rich Mihalek (Bass), Leland Smith (Guitar, Melodica),Tone Limon (keys), Steven Moreno (Bass), Alejandro Gomez (guitar), Ruben Macias (guitar) & Justin Prouty (guitar).