Win Tickets ($50): Midnite @ Mt Tabor Theater | 100% Roots Reggae Music From St Croix, US Virgin Islands

We have a pair of tickets to give out to Midnite at MT Tabor this Friday. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner drawn and emailed on Friday morning.


From our sponsors at Mt Tabor Theater:
January 28: Midnite @ Mt Tabor Theater | 100% Roots Reggae Music From St Croix, US Virgin IslandsIses Productions & Higher Reasoning Reggae Time Present:

Mt Tabor Theater
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd
8 pm, Music: 9 pm

Tickets: $22/advance – $26/Door / Show is 21+
Advance Tickets: Mt Tabor Theater Box Office, and at TicketsWest dot com

Midnite’s music can be sampled and purchased at these sites: | |

About Midnite:
At the core of Midnite are brothers Vaughn and Ron Benjamin. Vaughn provides the lead vocals that evoke the soulful and edgy chants of traditional reggae. Ron brings masterful production skills, harmony vocals, dub arrangements and keyboard/bass directorship to the table. This soulful and rootsy band also includes Christian Molina (drums), Edmund Fieulleteau (guitar), Edwin Byron (guitar) and Ras L (keyboards).

Midnite weaves the cultural rhythms of “old school” roots music with lyrics born of modern day experiences and a bibliophagic’s knowledge of ancient and contemporary writings to create a unique listening encounter. Roots Reggae – naked and raw, both danceable and thought provoking, is an apt description of Midnite’s musical style.

Unpolished is the title of their debut album which includes such classics as “Don’t Move,’ “Mama Africa,’ and “Love The Life You Live.’ Originally released in 1997, while the band was located in Washington, DC. In 1999, Midnite linked up with Wildchild! Records for their second release Ras Mek Peace. Incredibly, this album was recorded using only two channels and was mastered without any reverb, filtering, compression or equalization. Songs like “Hieroglyphics,’ in which graffiti is likened to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, showcase the intelligent songwriting that pervades all of Midnite’s works.

Following the release of Ras Mek Peace, Midnite returned to live in St. Croix so that they could work with the local musicians and make recordings at their African Roots Lab without any outside interference. The fruits of these labors can be found on their third album Jubilees of Zion, which was released on their own independent Afrikan Roots Lab record label. The expansive, hypnotic rhythms continue, alongside the messages of peace, universal brotherhood and cultural resistance to Babylon.

In June 2002, Midnite made their Northern California debut at the 9th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. That same month saw the release of Midnite’s fourth album Seek Knowledge Before Vengeance.

After having released collaboration albums such as Suns Of Atom, New 1000, Rule The Time, Infinite Quality, To Mene, and Supplication To H.I.M. to name six, the brand newWhat Makes A King? set, also on Afrikan Roots Lab is the first non-collaboration Midnite album in over five years! Again Midnite comes up with an album that features a great mix of superb vocals, solid rhythm production and complex, thought provoking lyrics. The latter is strongly inspired by Vaughn Benjamin’s visit to his place of birth, Antigua (ANU). With this new album Midnite continues to raise the bar of roots reggae, as we know it today.

By breaking the musical boundaries, Midnite is setting a new standard for roots reggae. Armed with a firm foundation in Jah Rastafari, their natural talents, and a strong uncompromising musical vision, Midnite champions a unique sound that is at the cutting edge of modern roots music.

Other writings about Midnite:

Tickets are $22 in advance, $26 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.

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36 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Midnite @ Mt Tabor Theater | 100% Roots Reggae Music From St Croix, US Virgin Islands

  1. shahnnen knox January 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    unpolished is one of the best reggae albums ever.

  2. Tracy Blodgett January 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    I like winning things, but not as much as I like feeling the heart beat of Reggae…send me to the show and I get the best of both worlds…which makes me an extraordinary winner. I promise to bring a very worthy human!

  3. David January 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Would love to check out midnite. Excellent roots reggae music without the usual pop crap that comes with it these days. One love – Jah!

  4. Rain Madrone January 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    I love roots reggae, and I have never seen Midnite before – let’s make it happen!

  5. Ian January 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    My girlfriend loves reggae. I love my girlfriend. Enough said.

  6. Leonard January 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Sounds like a great show I’d love to hear!

    • Noah January 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

      I just got out of the hospital and went through a divorce recently. I need and want to get out again. I live near the Tabor Theater and love Reggae but funds have been tight.
      and I wouldn’t go unless I win tickets. I Need the Reggae to put spark and smile back on my face.
      Thank you!

  7. Soco January 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    I would love to attend this show. I love Reggae and need a night out of great music and fun. thanks

  8. zee January 25, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    I’d love to see some roots reggae at the Mt Tabor theater.

  9. Gem & Razaman January 26, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Coo yah! Rockas-Jah blessins to all of my sistren & bredren try’n to make it out to see my favorite Reggae band of all time. These fellas singing Jah blessins chantin down babylon a true. Wi gwaan hab a bashment time!!Reespek & Jahguide

  10. Katheryne January 26, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Because I desperately need a night out!

  11. Alexis Champagne January 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    It would really turn this week around if I got to see some true roots reggae. Love Midnite!

  12. Mary Ann January 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    All I’ve had this week is bad news. Please give me some good news… This would be fun!

  13. Jason January 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    I moved to the west coast so i could see these fine musicians play!
    Saw them last year for the fist time. Still feeling the heartbeat.

  14. Adrian January 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    I am a single father who doesn’t get to go out too much due to finances and parenting. I have a friend/sitter who will watch my son for free/trade but I can’t afford a ticket. It would be a good stress releasing celebration that would mean a lot to me right now.
    I have seen them once before (6-ish years ago…my son’s 5), and have already accepted that I’m probably not going, so good luck to everyone!

  15. Heather January 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I love Midnite! This is going to be a great show and I don’t want to miss it!!

  16. jen wagner January 27, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    everyone deserves a good time….. why not me?. if your giving something away for free, i will surely get in line. please pick me. thank you

  17. Ben January 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Virgin Islands. It’s wonderful they’re coming to me.

  18. Jocelyn Sauce Simone January 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    i must go to this. cannot afford it but it will bring me back to my days living in arcata, ca as a little hippie. they used to roll through town and id sneak in the back cause the shows were always 21+. now that i am 25 and a tattooed freak i think its time to do it right. “love the life you live. and lead the life you love!” midnite sends such a good message!

  19. Lisa January 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Vaughn Benjamin is an amazing vocalist & Midnite is raw roots defined! Please bless me with these tickets!!!! Jah love!

  20. Mary January 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    I can’t listen to reggae without closing my eyes and picturing myself barefoot on a Caribbean beach, dancing in the sand. Heaven.

  21. Angie January 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    I love reggae music. Love how it makes me feel and I love dancing to it!! (and ok I am a perv, i like the reggae men too, lol)

  22. chris January 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Actually I cannot attend the show, but two former co-workers(Ashton and Lindsay) who moved to Portland this past summer would be the lucky ones to see Midnite. I live in VT and this is my way of saying Happy Birthday to Ashton! Thanks and enjoy the show!!! Hopefully Midnite will visit VT before summer.

  23. Jen January 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    man oh man would i love to win tickets to this show…

  24. Ashley January 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    This is my brothers favorite band from when he lived in Trinidad. I would love to take him. Who says this isn’t the city of brotherly love?

  25. Evan Nance January 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    It would be most gracious with in the respects of JAH most high InI attend this blessed unification for the Ily nation to draw inspiration known this as time is not counted from day light but from Midnite.

  26. Peter Stewart January 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Love them yes please! I want to expose a girl to this wonderful band! Hope we can go! Midnite is such a fine example of the reggae of the old days!

  27. Tiffany Cleary January 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    I would love to go see this band. I love reggae music and have never actually seen it played live. It would be a great experience.

  28. j m January 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome event. Taking my bf would be splendid!

  29. Darcey Priss January 28, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    I would love to attend because listening to live music alieviates my pain. I’m a 28 yr old girl. I’ve been diagnosed with multiple chronic pain conditions, since 18. Reggae music, in particular, makes me feel mellow & peaceful. It eases the tension in my muscles & mind. Hoping I’ll be given the opportunity to see these artists for the first time! Thank you, Darcey.

  30. Drew January 28, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    Me and my Girl have been waiting for MIDNITE to come back through here and would LOVE tickets to go to tonights show!

  31. Chad Snow January 28, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    oh man oh man oh man pick me pick me pick me!!!
    i do this all in threes to praise the trinity…sight?
    seen! tonight is an awesome night to reconnect with my maker.
    king of kings. lord of lords. you can’t conquer the conquering lion of judah. praise HIM on high, jah….rastafari.

    midnite midnite midnite!!!!

  32. Neal Clark January 28, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    I’d love to win the tickets to the show tonight. It’s gonna be super amazing!

  33. Eric Brown January 28, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Need some live music badly, wanna dance, dance, dance

  34. Patty Winter January 28, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Would love to dance tonigt

  35. Drew April 12, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Would love to get these tickets! Esta es the Truth!

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