Connection Festival

Metropolitan Park

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In a Nutshell

311, Julian Marley, Matisyahu, Ballyhoo!, and other acts spread tranquil vibes and reggae tempos across two stages

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2015. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 7/25 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at venue. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Connection Festival's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open at 12PM. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $35 for two tickets to Connection Festival (up to $75.84 value)
  • When: Saturday, July 25, at noon
  • Where: Metropolitan Park
  • General admission
  • Door time: noon
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Connection Festival

  • 311: these Omaha genre benders broke into the mainstream by fusing rap, reggae, and hard rock on their self-titled album in 1995. It went triple platinum thanks to the singles “Don’t Stay Home,” “All Mixed Up,” and “Down,” and paved the way for a decades-long career that resulted in 11 records, their own cruise, and an unofficial holiday named after them.
  • What Julian Marley shares with his father, Bob: hair, sway, inviting voice, devotion to humanitarianism, and Rastafarian spirit
  • What they don’t share: the sound of their music—Julian incorporates elements of hip-hop into his catalog, which includes “Boom Draw” and “Jah’ Works”
  • Genres Matisyahu combines: reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, and traditional Jewish themes
  • Essential tracks showing his range: the bouncing “King Without a Crown,” the anthemic “Sunshine,” and the more meditative “One Day”
  • Ballyhoo!: blending rock, pop, punk, and reggae in the vein of 311 and Sublime, this quartet of Maryland Warped Tour vets is the aural equivalent of Bob Marley kick-flipping over a dozen flaming school buses
  • Other main-stage acts: New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble | Whole Wheat Bread | Stank Sauce | Skywater
  • On the second stage: Jah Elect and the I Quality Band | Cloud9 Vibes | Askmeificare | Holey Miss Moley | Yamadeo | Herd of Watts | Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu

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