Join us for this free, all-ages show in Ephrata’s beautiful Grater Park.
Traditionalists or progressives? Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, and ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st-century retro soul and R&B revival scene.
This show is held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, which is located on the same property and uses the same parking lot.
- Food trucks onsite.
- No alcohol.
- No smoking or vaping in Grater Park.
Lawn chairs/blankets are encouraged. Well-behaved dogs on leash are also welcome.
This event is organized by the Ephrata Public Library and sponsored by Ephrata Borough.