Tropidelic’s Everwild Reggae Rock Fest Moves to Legend Valley

THORNVILLE, Ohio – The annual Everwild Music Festival, featuring Tropidelic, Dirty Heads, Hirie, Bumpin Uglies and eight more bands, will take place Aug. 12-13 at Legend Valley.

The Midwest’s premiere reggae-rock festival, Everwild took place at Brushy Fork ranch near Newark in 2021. It is moving to the larger Legend Valley site to meet the growing demand for tickets.

Everwild is presented by Cleveland-based JSG Live and Tropidelic – one of the top-drawing regional bands in the Youngstown area.

“When we started this festival with Tropidelic, we were in a small field in Medina, with just a big top tent,” said Jim Garibaldi, festival director. “Now, this has grown into one of the biggest festival productions JSG Live has put on to date.”

This year’s event will feature a sharp increase in production values and quality that “will be evident in every part of the experience.”

Legend Valley is a 230-acre live music venue and campgrounds that has hosted music festivals, concerts, and other events since the 1970s.

Everwild Music Festival will include a wide array of food and art vendors, live performers, activities such as morning yoga, and more.

This year’s event includes two sets from the hosting band, Tropidelic, as it has in the past. New this year is a third stage.

“It’s been an incredible ride these last few years bringing so many friends together onstage and off,” said Matthew Roads, guitarist and lead vocalist for Tropidelic. “We are extremely excited to bring you our biggest Everwild yet, and at one of Ohio’s most legendary venues.”

Two-day and single-day Saturday tickets are available now at everwildfestival.com. Camping and early arrival add-ons are also available.

Following the success of its 2019 album “Here in the Heights,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard reggae chart, Tropidelic released a series of singles featuring guest appearances from Nick Hexum, Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Brother Ali and Shwayze. These singles ware featured on their latest album, “Of Illusion,” which debuted in 2020 and has amassed over 14 million streams on Spotify.
Tropidelic’s latest album, “All of the Colors,” was released Aug. 5.

Pictured at top: Tropidelic will perform two sets at the Everwild Music Festival.

Copyright 2022 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.