Toots and the Maytals
Toots is one of the true architects of reggae – so much so that “Do the Reggay,” a 1968 single by Toots and his group, the Maytals, is credited with giving the genre its name. Classic songs written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae’s greatest breakthrough event – “The Harder They Come,” the 1972 film that became an international sensation.
Lee Fields and the Expressions
50 years into an acclaimed career, 68-year-old Lee Fields is one of soul's hardest-working and most prolific musicians. A$AP Rocky, J Cole, and Travis Scott have sampled his fervent yet tender melodies and deep funk beats. Writing, recording, and performing with tenacity and his trademark suits, his latest album, It Rains Love, was released on April 5 on Big Crown Records.
- KidStage at noon in the West Meadow with an instrument exploration station, reggae/dancehall dance with Shemica Johnson, and printmaking with Youth Art Exchange.
- Free Yoga Class at noon in the West Meadow, courtesy of Office Yoga, with instructor Kaitlynn Murphy.
- Food Trucks in the West Meadow: Little Green Cyclo, Me So Hungry Too, Frozen Kuhsterd.
Season Host: Liam Mayclem.