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Cali reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid are ‘Passing Through’ Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 17

Cali reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid are ‘Passing Through’ Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 17
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From a press release:

It was announced today that California reggae rock band Slightly Stoopid, who just released their ninth studio album last month, will take their Just Passing Through Tour to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest HIRIE.

Tickets, which are $37.50 in advance and $42.50 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at and all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Based in Ocean Beach, California, Slightly Stoopid was formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty and has matured into a versatile musical ensemble consisting of drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran, percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon, saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz, keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft, trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson (Rolling Stones, Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band).

The band’s prolific 2017 schedule included international shows in South America, Australia, England, and the Netherlands, in addition to the 30+ national headlining dates that encompassed the band’s annual outdoor amphitheater tour, titled Sounds of Summer 2017, ranking in Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours of 2017. In December, the genre-mashing outfit hosted its fourth annual Closer to the Sun festival, a four-day gathering of music in an intimate, “all-inclusive” setting for their hardest core fans and favorite hand-selected talent, taking place on the sand in Puerto Morelos, Mexico amidst the spiritual Mayan Peninsula. The Closer to the Sun festival also represents Slightly Stoopid’s philanthropic side, as the event helps to raise funds for the nonprofit charity Positive Legacy.

Additionally, Slightly Stoopid has generously supported the pediatric cancer organizations Grind For Life and the Sheckler Foundation by teaming with the legendary skateboarder Danny Way for a limited edition custom skate deck/CD fundraising project. The 2017 animated video for their single “One Bright Day” (featuring singer Angela Hunte) included an “online auction” component, utilizing limited edition hand-painted canvases used in the video. The effort helped to provide light to four villages associated with the Global Brightlight Foundation, a charitable organization that provides third world villages in need of solar power.

Slightly Stoopid also churned out its second live webcast performance with music legend Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) at his TRI Studios complex, a session that yielded live versions of Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” and Prince’s “Purple Rain” (the latter recorded at the respectful request of Weir on the morning that witnessed the legend’s unanticipated passing).

An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.” They released their new album, “Everyday Life, Everyday People,” on July 13, which features special guests Ali Campbell (UB40), Chali 2na, Alborosie, G. Love, Sly & Robbie, Don Carlos, and Yellowman.

After playing packed shows at the Hangout Music Festival, Summercamp Music Festival, and California Roots Festival, as well as Tommy Chong’s 80th birthday party in Los Angeles, Slightly Stoopid kicked off their 2018 School’s Out for Summer Tour on June 7 at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater in Bonner, Montana. It wrapped up on Aug. 12 at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Illinois.