Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this Groupon to Reggae on the Creek from the Tanzanian Education Foundation. The event takes place on Saturday, May 19, at noon at Vickery's Shem Creek Bar and Grill in Mount Pleasant. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get two general-admission tickets (a $30 value).
- For $28, you get four general-admission tickets (a $60 value).
Reggae on the Creek floats positive vibes and funds scholarships for Tanzanian youth by importing Jamaican cuisine and island-inspired music to Vickery's Shem Creek one day a year. Alcoholic drink specials and Caribbean fare sustain guests as they groove to the sounds of headliner and Jamaica-native Tanya Stephens, a dancehall diva best known for her female empowerment anthem "Yuh Nuh Ready fi Dis Yet" from her album Too Hype. The beat-heavy lineup also includes local rhythm band Dub Island and the Dubplates.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Tanzanian Education Foundation, an institution that granted 35 scholarships to the underserved youth of Tanzania with the funds from last year's festival. The foundation's primary goal is to lift Meru View Nursery School to an exemplary level, providing children with education, nutrition, and health programs.