5:30 PM: Doors Open
6:30 PM: Pō and the 4Fathers
7:30 PM: Big Mountain
Times subject to change. Any changes will be confirmed via email closer to the show date
About Big Mountain
Big Mountain is an American band known for its remake of Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way”, which became a top 10 hit single in the US in early 1994, reaching No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 and No. 2 in the UK.
The evolution of the Big Mountain band started in 1986 as the San Diego, California reggae band Rainbow Warriors. In 1988, future Big Mountain frontman Joaquin “Quino” (pronounced Keeno) McWhinney joined as the lead singer of the band Shiloh. Quino is of Mexican/Irish heritage, and several members of his family were mariachi musicians. His interest in reggae began after seeing a documentary about Bob Marley and Rastafari. In 1989, Shiloh secured their first record deal and put out one album titled California Reggae. In 1991, the band changed the name to Big Mountain which was the name of a Native American reservation in Arizona. The original line-up was a sextet consisting of Quino (vocals), Lynn Copeland (bass), Gregory Blakney (drums), Jerome Cruz (guitar), Manfred Reinke (keyboards), and Lance Rhodes (drums).
The band first reached the charts with the song “Touch My Light” in spring 1993, a song taken from their debut album Wake Up. Prior to the band recording their second album, Unity, in 1994, Blakney, Cruz, Reinke, and Rhodes all departed the band, with McWhinney and Copeland finding replacements in Jamaican duo Tony Chin (guitar) and Carlton “Santa” Davis (drums), along with keyboard players Michael Hyde and Billy “Bones” Stoll, and percussionist James McWhinney. Following this lineup change, the band went on to receive major airplay on mainstream radio stations. “Baby, I Love Your Way” was included on the soundtrack for the film Reality Bites, and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and its follow-up, “Sweet Sensual Love” reached No. 51 in the UK, whilst Unity went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. Big Mountain’s follow up single “Get Together” became a top five hit in Brazil and Norway.
The band appeared at both the 1994 and 1995 Reggae Sunsplash festivals in Jamaica. In 1998 Jamaican drummer/producer Paul “Groove Galore” Kastick replaced Carlton “Santa” Davis as full-time drummer and primary producer in the group. Kastick spearheaded the production on the next six Big Mountain albums, spanning from 1998 and 2007. After 10 consecutive years of touring, Big Mountain decided to take a break in 2005. During this time, Quino McWhinney started to teach at Olympian High School, which received the highest test scores on their CAHSEE exams during his tenure. During the period between 2005 and 2013, Big Mountain would occasionally reunite for primarily international live performances and various benefit causes. In 2013, Quino, Hyde, and Kastick reformed the band with an extended lineup including Carlos Arias (bass), Richard “Goofy” Campbell (keyboards), Reggie Griffin (guitar, saxophone), Stephen Kamada (guitar), Danny Lopilato (guitar, vocals), Tim Pacheco (percussion, vocals). Further lineup changes have ensued, and the band now consists of Quino and James Mcwhinney, Paul Kastick, Goofy Campbell, Chizzy Chisholm and Michael (Mikey) Ortiz. In May 2016 the band released their first album in 14 years, Perfect Summer.
About Pō and the 4Fathers
Hailing from the Hawaiian Islands, Pō & the 4Fathers is a unique musical experience that delivers a lyrical message that is powerful and clear with a modern Kanaka Maoli perspective. The band is deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture, Polynesian rhythms, and indigenous sounds, as well as the music that has moved generations like reggae, soul, blues, funk, and hip hop. They write songs of joy, hardship, pain and triumph, learned from shared experiences from the time of Pō to the present, and into the future.
Through their connection with the Mana Maoli Collective the stars above Aotearoa aligned and a convergence of indigenous Hawaiian music like no other sprung up at the Pasifika Vibes Festival. Over a kanoa of ‘awa a musical bond was established. Many influences merged into a new sound, songs were shared and written, and a deep brotherhood was formed. Pō & the 4Fathers emerged creating a new style, sound, and impactful message that represents the forward movement of Maoli music.
The music industry eventually took notice of this powerful group, and Pearl Jam’s label Monkeywrench (Universal) recorded their debut EP releasing two original Pō & the 4Fathers tracks, “Kingdom Come” and “Do Ya”. Pō and the 4Fathers have also been a featured band on Playing for Change and have videos that have received over 500,000 views.
All tickets subject to tax and fees
GA Tickets $45.00
Day of Show Tickets $60 if Available
Show Details and Venue Rules
Please note, this is a 21+ Event. Failure to read the age requirements is not grounds for refunds.
No outside food or beverage permitted in the venue.
Beverage Concessions both Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic will be available throughout the show.
Food will be available for purchase on site. The Pavilion Kitchen is open with a full menu of hot meals and snacks. Vegan/ Vegetarian options will be available.
This is GA standing room show. We will have some seating sections set up throughout the venue available on a first come first serve basis.
We will have some covered raised tables available around the perimeter of the lawned area.
Gonna need seating?? Bring your own! We encourage you to bring your own folding chairs for the lawn. Please note, folding chairs are not allowed to be set up inside the pavilion.
Drinking alcohol on property outside of designated areas including in our parking lots is not permitted and will be grounds for immediate removal from property. Please kokua.
This event is rain or shine. Please plan accordingly.
There will be a light bag search upon entrance.
Shirt and Shoes required for entrance.
Curious about combo discount with the Groundation concert?? Once you confirm your purchase, you will be issued a one time use code for 5% off that you can enter when purchasing Groundation tickets. The codes will expire on December 15th.