Sponsored by Elite Marble Co, LLC.
The Cedar Ridge Sessions concert series combines music and nature, offering outdoor shows
in a peaceful, countryside setting. Audience members should bring their lawn
chairs, and any picnic style snacks they’d like. We ask for no beverage carry-ins, as there will be a bar available Settle in and enjoy the sunset while experiencing live music like we've never offered before. Only 30 tickets are available for each show.
Cedar Ridge Ranch, established in 1995, is located at W14471 Dartford Road, Ripon, WI
Critically-acclaimed hard roots rock reggae outfit Natty Nation is a collective of spiritual warriors. For over twenty years, the Madison, Wisconsin-based group has purely and fearlessly followed its inner artistic continuum. Along the way, Natty Nation has burst through genres while retaining a distinct roots reggae core.
Through it all—whether it’s onstage conducting its shamanistic live show, or in the studio pushing the scope of its musicality while honing its sharp songcraft—Natty Nation has remained dedicated to one mission: spreading light. On March 11th, 2016 Natty Nation issued its brightest beacon yet, Divine Spark (iNatty Records).
"Our ultimate goal is to uplift as many people as possible through sound and vibration,” says frontman JAH Boogie – bass, lead vocals (also percussion/drums in the studio). "To do that we hope to take our music to as many places on this earth and positively influence as many souls as we possibly can.”
Natty Nation’s unique pedigree of a Midwest home base and artistic openness has helped the posse foster a signature sound. The group describes themselves as hard roots rock reggae because in addition to their honest and authentic roots reggae foundation, their embrace of soul, rock, and funk is undeniable. Natty Nation is also influenced by such diverse geniuses as Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Living Colour, Earth Wind and Fire, Fishbone, and Bad Brains. Since 1995, Natty Nation has had fluid membership of esteemed and visionary musicians. Currently, Natty Nation is led by JAH Boogie – bass / lead vocals (also percussion and drums in the studio), musical director Aaron Konkol – keyboards, vocals, and melodica, Chris Di Bernardo — drums, Nick Czar — guitar, and finally Captain Smooth — live dub engineer.
To help keep everyone as safe as possible, things might look a little different than your typical outdoor concert. Although wearing a mask during the outdoor performance is optional (but encouraged), patrons will be required to wear one during the temperature screening at check-in. Check out all of our outdoor series’ Wellness Initiative here. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of the Thrasher Opera House!