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Black Uhuru

Events

Mar 15 Fri
Black Uhuru8:00 PM
JaM Cellars Ballroom
Public On Sale : Friday December 15th 2023 @ 10 AM PST 

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.

TICKET INFO:
  • General Admission Standing.
  • FLOOR GA STANDING: $ 35*
  • VIP BALCONY Access STANDING W/ Limited Seating $75*
  • TICKETS ARE SENT 48 HRS. BEFORE SHOWTIME
*Does not include add’l fees or taxes

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  • Upon arrival, have your PDF ticket open on your smart device with your full brightness on. Your ticket should have a barcode on it. 
  • OR Print your PDF ticket(s) from your email and bring it with you. 
  • Tickets will not be at Will Call unless you are on a guest list.
HOUSE POLICIES
  • 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.
Accessible Needs: GA shows have an Accessible area available for sale in each section. Please purchase ADA seating. Companions purchase companion seating. There is an elevator to the 2nd Floor entry as the ballroom entrance has stairs.

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.
Email: BoxOffice@bluenotenapa.com

Black Uhuru

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.

BACKGROUND SNAPSHOT:

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.

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