Slightly Stoopid 'Schools Out For Summer 2018 Tour' w/ Stick Figure and Pepper

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Highway 50 Stateline Avenue
Stateline, NV 98449
United States

Event Description:

Slightly Stoopid is joining with Stick Figure and Pepper for their "Schools Out For Summer 2018" tour. The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble consisting of drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson (Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band).

The band’s prolific 2017 schedule has included international shows in South America, Australia, England and the Netherlands, in addition to the 30+ national headlining dates that encompassed the band’s annual outdoor amphitheater tour, titled “Sounds Of Summer 2017,” ranking in Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours of Summer 2017. In December 2017, the genre-mashing outfit will host its 4th annual Closer To The Sun festival, a four day gathering of music in an intimate “all inclusive” setting for their hardest core fans and favorite hand selected talent, taking place on the sand in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, amidst the spiritual Mayan Peninsula. The Closer To The Sun festival also represents Slightly Stoopid’s philanthropic side, as the event helps to raise funds for the non-profit charity, Positive Legacy.

Additionally, Slightly Stoopid has generously supported the pediatric cancer organizations Grind For Life and the Sheckler Foundation by teaming with the legendary skateboarder Danny Way for a limited edition custom skate deck/CD fundraising project. Also, the 2017 animated video for their recent single “One Bright Day” (featuring singer Angela Hunte), included an “on-line auction” component utilizing limited edition hand- painted canvases used in the video. The effort helped to provide light to 4 villages associated with the Global Brightlight Foundation, a charitable organization for providing third world villages in need of solar power.

Recently Slightly Stoopid also churned out its second live webcast performance with music legend Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) at his TRI Studios complex, a session that yielded live versions of Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” and Prince’s “Purple Rain” (the latter recorded at the respectful request of Weir on the morning that witnessed the legend’s unanticipated passing).

An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.” Look for new music from the band in 2018.

From Stick Figures, Scott Woodruff emerges a vibrant sonic soundscape, revealed in the newest elease, ​Set in Stone. ​As with his previous releases, ​Set in Stone​ was written, produced and recorded by Woodruff, a self‐taught musician. An intuitive and accomplished producer, Woodruff crafts authentic artistry from the foundation of roots‐dub reggae. Cavernous grooves, sparkling electronic orchestration and thick rhythms; songs and sounds that have incubated in a studio cabin in the woods near Santa Cruz, CA, where Woodruff found solace excavating a foundation and constructing a studio, all in preparation for his most ambitious recording to date. When completed, a brotherhood of hard‐jamming musicians delivers this widescreen soundtrack in concert performances of consciousness‐altering emancipation.

With Woodruff as the genial on‐stage figurehead, Stick Figure concerts are gatherings distinguished by extended improvisational interludes, the mind‐manifesting hues of a light show, and the much‐anticipated entrance of the band’s canine mascot, a rescued Australian Shepherd, Cocoa The Tour Dog. The release of Set in Stone ​is a culmination of a journey that has seen the producer go from a mysterious figure to becoming a major player in the scene, virtually inventing a melodic subgenre, at a time reggae is reaching new heights of popularity.