Expect a diverse array of music at the Santa Barbara Bowl late this August. The Bowl has announced that on August 22 the outdoor theater will be treated to the sounds of rock ‘n’ reggae with artists 311 and their guests Matisyahu and Dirty Heads. 311, a group that has thrived on the enthusiasm of their fans for 15 years and eight albums, is known for their unique blend of rock, reggae, hip-hop, and funk. They have topped Billboard charts with “Love Song” and “Don’t Tread On Me.” This August, they will play after last year’s top ranked Reggae artist, Matisyahu, who has merged classic reggae and orthodox Judaism with enormous success through album Live at Stubb’s and single “King Without A Crown.”
Later that week, on August 26, the Bowl will host Wilco, touring this summer in support of their sixth studio album Sky Blue Sky. The Chicago-based rock band will be joined by guest Richard Swift.
Fans can buy tickets for either show beginning Saturday, June 23-11 a.m. for 311 and noon for Wilco-at the Wherehouse, Macy’s, Ritmo Latino, the Arlington Theater and the Bowl box office. To buy tickets by phone, call (805) 583-8700. To order online, go to ticketmaster.com.
In the meantime, whet your taste for summer fun at the Bowl with other acts, including The Goo Goo Dolls, Norah Jones, Gwen Stefani, Incubus, and Snow Patrol.
311’s “All Mixed Up”
Wilco’s “What Light”