Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer Stephen Marley kicked off the evening getting the audience into a mellow groove and spreading positive vibes throughout the venue. The son of reggae icon Bob Marley paid homage to his father with covers of hit songs including “Buffalo Soldier.” Following, Slightly Stoopid took the stage, joined by “unofficial 8th [band] member” Karl Denson of Greyboy Allstars. The genre-bending group kept the crowd dancing with fan-favorite songs such as “Wicked Rebel” and “Somebody.” Spotted backstage was former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox.
Slightly Stoopid is an American band based in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, who describe their music as “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk.” As a band, they have released ten albums (three live), with their seventh studio album entitled Top of the World on August 14, 2012. The band was originally signed by Bradley Nowell from the band Sublime to his label Skunk Records while still in high school.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night.
Upcoming performances at Boulevard Pool include Jurassic 5 with special guest Dilated Peoples (July 17); Mac Miller with special guest Black Boots (July 24); Wolfmother with special guest Electric Citizen (July 25); Iggy Azalea (July 26); Juicy J (July 31); Rebelution with special guests Iration and DJ Mackle (Aug. 14); Fall Out Boy with special guests New Politics (Aug. 15); Interpol (Aug. 21) Theophilus London (Aug. 28); Kendrick Lamar (Sept. 6); Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires (Sept. 18); Thirty Seconds to Mars (Sept. 20); and HAERTS (Oct. 2).