Jamaican reggae rockers Black Uhuru have been helping fans feel irie with their laid-back sound and bass-heavy live shows since the early '70s. The band has enjoyed huge crossover success with their infectiously rhythmic recorded output—they won the first-ever Best Reggae Album GRAMMY in 1985—and their legendary live shows are just as beloved.
JaM Cellars Ballroom is located on the 2nd Floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House in Downtown Napa.
- General Admission Standing.
- FLOOR GA STANDING: $ 35*
- VIP BALCONY Access STANDING W/ Limited Seating $75*
- TICKETS ARE SENT 48 HRS. BEFORE SHOWTIME
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- Tickets will not be at Will Call unless you are on a guest list.
- Ages 8 + (w/ children under 16 accompanied by an adult).
- No infants.
- No refunds/cameras/vaping/smoking/weapons or outside food/drink.
- All areas are General Admission with limited seating in VIP Balcony.
- Every person requires a ticket for entry.
Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call the Blue Note Napa Box Office for General Information, and assistance if needed.
Due to the historic nature of the Ballroom, there are no bathrooms located upstairs. Facilities are located downstairs through the Blue Note Club and are accessible via stairs or the elevator.
There is no adjacent parking to the venue; however, parking is free in downtown Napa.
There is a full bar in the Ballroom.
If the show downstairs in the Blue Note club is not sold out, dining is available for purchase. Please check w host upon arrival.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 Open Wed-Sun when there is a show on the calendar.
Jamaican reggae rockers Black Uhuru have been helping fans feel irie with their laid-back sound and bass-heavy live shows since the early '70s. The band has enjoyed huge crossover success with their infectiously rhythmic recorded output—they won the first-ever Best Reggae Album GRAMMY in 1985—and their legendary live shows are just as beloved. In concert frontman Derrick "Duckie" Simpson keeps the good vibes flowing, delivering his smooth vocals with effortless cool while several backup singers dance and add breezy harmonies. Meanwhile the rhythm section keeps it sharp as a stepping razor, setting a chill groove with melodic basslines and syncopated beats. Phenomenal performers who've released more than a dozen live albums, Black Uhuru are a must-see for reggae fans looking to get loose with some rocksteady rhythms.
Black Uhuru got their start in Kingston, Jamaica in 1972 under the name Uhuru (Swahili for "freedom") and released a few cover songs before splitting up. Former member Derrick "Duckie" Simpson revived the project in the mid-'70s as Black Sounds Uhuru and released the group's 1977 debut album Love Crisis. By the late '70s they had settled on the name Black Uhuru and begun working with legendary reggae production duo Sly and Robbie. The collaboration resulted in a string of hits for the group including "General Penitentiary" and "Shine Eye Gal", which featured Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Following the release of popular albums like 1981's Red and 1982's Chill Out, which reached No. 28 and No. 38 on the UK Albums Chart respectively, the band further cemented their growing international popularity on tour with the Rolling Stones. In 1985 Black Uhuru won the first-ever GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album for their LP Anthem, a historic milestone that they followed up with the GRAMMY-nominated albums Brutal (1986) and Now (1990). While the band's lineup has changed numerous times over the years, founding member Derrick "Duckie" Simpson has remained a constant, and he continues to bring the good vibes every time Black Uhuru hits the road on tour.
Dj Odin was born and raised in London, England on a diet of Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Reggae and Dancehall. He landed his first club residency at just 17 years old- not even legally old enough to be inside the venue!
Over the following two decades he went on to spin in bars, clubs, stadiums and festivals across England, Europe & North America.
Some highlights include, Glastonbury & Wembley arena, Staples Centre LA, Barclays Centre NY, X factor Italy, Canada's VMAs, Ibiza, Cannes film festival, Melt festival and many more.
His skills and selection caught the attention of various high profile rappers and popstars who requested his services for their own live performances, after parties and busy touring dates.
Now settled in San Francisco, California his technique on the turntables have seen him appear on both Good Morning America in NY and The Late Late Show in LA.