Editor’s note: Smoke from nearby fires has caused the postponement of today’s show.
The SoL Cannabis will be packed with music Saturday, with a fired-up Seedless 10 Den C.
It will be the reggae fusion band’s first plugged-in performance since May 2019.
“We’re all just hungry,” said bandleader Grady Holdridge. “We want to stay out there as long as possible.”
The concert series in the Washoe Valley on Old Highway 395 is set on a lawn, adjacent to the dispensary. Coincidentally, Seedless 10 Den C was once described as a “parking lot band.” Holdridge initially took that at a pejorative, however, the writer explained that it was a compliment, meaning anyone at a festival would like the band because of its diverse sounds.
The Cali Roots Music Festival paved the direction for the band that was formed in 2008. Initially named Deep Water Suite, Holdridge’s group played contemporary covers. After experiencing the vibe from the popular Monterey, California festival, the band changed names and went to a reggae fusion style and original songs.
The lineup has changed as some members grew their families. Saturday’s stage will feature Zac Hatjakes on drums, Sammy Solorio on congas (and comedy), Kyle Visco on lead guitar, Evan Stokes on bass and “The Professor” Kevin Thomas on saxophone and Casey Smith on trumpet. Holdridge plays percussion instruments. Three of the band members sing.
A recent rehearsal was so lively, about 30 people from the Reno neighborhood came by to watch.
Sol Cannabis’ parking lot likely will be filled Saturday, too, but no need to worry. There’s ample parking available around back.