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Jul 17, 2024   |  Doors 6:00 pm       ← PAST EVENT

Reggae Sunset: After Work Happy Hour

Tickets: $0-10

Age 18+

Dinner, Drinks, and Reggae Music

Sounds By DJ Gringo, JahWise, & Djvalleyv. Hosted by The Night Nurse

We’re getting back to our roots with “Reggae Sunset,” a post-work happy hour with dinner, drinks, and the city’s best reggae DJs spinning all of the classics. Special menu with patties, jerk chicken, red stripe, wray & nephew, rum punch, & more! Free entry with RSVP before 7:00PM. 

Bring your friends, family, partners, & more to enjoy dinner, happy hour cocktails, and the best of reggae, old and new.  

Hosted By: The Night Nurse 

Music: DJ Gringo, JahWise, and Dj Valley

Food & Drink: Tables with drink & dinner service are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. For reservations of over 10+ people, please email booking@sobs.com

For over 40 years, S.O.B.’s has been widely known as the premier reggae venue in New York City, hosting concerts, brunches, post-work happy hours, & more. Our history with reggae goes back to the 80’s, when legends like Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, and Ziggy Marley got their start on our stage, followed by contemporary stars like Chronixx, Toots and the Maytals, and Shaggy.

ABOUT THE DJS: 

Jah Wise has been a staple reggae DJ in New York City for 50+ years, hailing from Kingston, Jamaica. Known for his blend of Dancehall and Reggae, he stands as an official veteran and international icon within the reggae community. It is clear that his influence is unparalleled, cementing his legacy with an appearance in the classic Rockers [1978], movie. In the early 90’s, Jah Wise reformed TippaTone Experience with Mark Muzik and the late Kaya Mattress. He played next to some of the biggest sounds in the world, such as Steel Pulse and Anthony B, touring internationally and across all 50 states. With a massive vinyl collection spanning all genres of music, he has earned the title of “Walking Dancehall Encyclopedia.”

DJ GRINGO of Sirius XM’s “The Joint45” has been a staple NYC reggae & dancehall DJ since the 80s and a longtime friend & performer at S.O.B.’s. His weekly local dancefloors & steady monthlies like Reggae Room at NYC Freedom Party are known for bringing the best reggae & Caribbean energy NYC has to offer! You may have also heard him spinning for 195.9WNWK’s “Caribbean Blend” and 93.5WRTN’s “Positive Vibrations Show,”  or saw him opening for legends like Ziggy Marley, Beres Hammond, and Third World.

DJ Valley V brings a unique blend of roots, conscious, and lovers rock reggae to all of her sets, bridging classic and contemporary reggae to captivate crowds across New York City. Born and raised in Arima, Trinidad and eventually migrating to the Bronx, her musical influences are wide and deep with a focus on cultural music. Valley V has played at Dubwise Miami, Kingston Dubclub, Spur Tree NYC, and Sattama Sundays at Bar 13 NYC. 

ABOUT THE NIGHT NURSE  Renowned as one of reggae’s biggest advocates and tastemakers in the States, Amy Wachtel began her career in the 1980s, drawing inspiration from Gregory Isaacs to coin her persona “The Night Nurse.”  Her widely-known radio show “Rockers Arena” has aired on numerous Tri-State stations, including WBAU, WNWK 105.9, and Radio Lily, and is currently on WPKN. Beyond her career as a DJ, Wachtel has written for CMJ, Billboard, The Beat, Reggae Report, and Black Echoes, served as publicist for Burning Spear, and worked at Island Records to promote reggae music. In 2024, The Night Nurse earned an IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Award) for her contributions to the music business. To stay tapped in with The Night Nurse, you can find her Facebook Group for “Rockers Arena” here.

 

 

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