To commemorate the birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie I, Highlanda Sound System, The Honorary Citizen, and DaFlavaRadio.com will hold a special Reggae Vault Classics event on Thursday, July 19 at The Royal Peacock, a legendary hot spot draped in African-American and Caribbean culture located at 186 Auburn Avenue in the historic Sweet Auburn district of downtown Atlanta. General admission to the celebration is $10 and doors are scheduled to open at 10:00 p.m.
The Royal Peacock’s stage has been graced by the likes of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Sam Cooke, The Four Tops, the Isley Brothers, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and Little Richard. In more recent times legendary acts of dancehall and reggae such as Burning Spear, Freddie McGregor, Tony Rebel, Johnny Osborne, Brigadier Jerry, Josey Wales, Anthony B, Bush Man, Mad Cobra, Patra, Warrior King, Downbeat, Killamanjaro, Metro Media, Stone Love, Bass Odyssey and numerous others have performed there to the delight of many.
The organizers of the Reggae Vault Classics event have succeeded in their mission to bring the great musical tradition and positive messages of foundation Reggae culture to diverse audiences of increasing numbers each month. Due to the rich history of The Royal Peacock this unique event has now found a fitting venue.
“It’s now time again for royal reggae inside of The Royal Peacock,” Super Pec of Highlanda Sound System.
For more information about the Reggae Vault Classics movement, email VaultClassics@gmail.com.