July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 11, 2018
The REEF is a high energy, “vocalistic”, reggae/rock jam band that began in Ocean View, VA in October 2011. Since emerging into the (757) local music scene, they have encountered an unimaginable amount of success and support, and, like most bands, plenty of turmoil to go along with it. Whether it’s performing with national acts, groovin’ at regional festivals, or giggin’ in their hometown, The REEF always tends to bring a warm and positive vibe to every show; their personalities are just as enjoyable as their music which is what makes them one of the top rising bands on the East Coast.
In 2012, the first EP “Love Life” was released and thus kick starting their musical journey. With the help of some local legends R.i.O, Session Rockers, & Jackmove, The REEF began making their way towards their true calling. They even had the pleasure of performing with Rebelution’s lead singer and frontman Eric Rachmany at Seaside Raw Bar. Later on, they opened up for Passafire at The Jewish Mother in Virginia Beach and with Ballyhoo! at Oceans & Ale in Williamsburg. It was turning out to be a great start for their first year on the map.
They went on to record their second EP “Hot Box” in summer 2013. In that same year, The REEF began playing shows throughout the region, starting just a few miles south in North Carolina, and working north towards Richmond. It was an amazing summer; being able to meet so many new fans and local musicians while sharing the stage with national artists like California’s own Dirty Heads, The Expendables, & Tribal Seeds, it doesn’t get much better than that. After releasing their first single “Officer Jane,” they quickly realized the potential that everyone had been talking about. Towards the end of the year, their fan base had grown tremendously beyond expectations and so had their determination.