KUSH was formed in Huntsville, Alabama in January 2007, at the request of local DJ Marcus Sims (Global Grooves—WJAB). A group of friends, family, and few former Reggae Mystics, came together to play for a Bob Marley birthday celebration program. After the immense success of the event, band members decided to work together permanently. Since that time, KUSH has performed multiple venues throughout the Southeast.
The name KUSH comes from an ancient African empire. Many artists have influenced KUSH. Reggae ambassador Bob Marley’s influence is quite evident in the “Roots,” while artists such as Sean Paul and Beenie Man have influenced the more hard hitting “Dance Hall” styles performed by the band. The group also receives inspiration from the many “Calypso” and “Soca” artists. Kush’s mainstream influences include Sade, Bob Dylan and Santana to name a few. Food trucks will be O Taste & See BBQ and Brain Freeze.
Concerts will go on rain or shine and food trucks may change at the last minute. No outside alcohol or dogs please. Advance tickets are $10 members, $12 non-members. Tickets at the gate are $15. Admission for children 12 & under is $5.
The City Lights and Stars Concert Series is sponsored by Redstone Federal Credit Union. This event is sponsored by SAIC.