Mustock 2010 Outdoor Music Festival
Visitors to the Festival will enjoy music styles from across the spectrum of funk, soul, hip-hop, dance, reggae and indie rock. Artists performing this year include roots and experimental dub reggae group, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Tony Ozier and the Doo Doo Funk All-Stars along with the hip-hop artist known for the theme music for the TV series, The Boondocks, Asheru and his band The ELs.
Alexis Golden Lover, Beetnix, Breden Sound System, Fatso, GODISHEUS, Punk Rogers, Pure Light Seed, SEE-I, Tamika Love Jones and W. Ellington Felton complete the Mustock 2010 lineup.
In addition to the musical entertainment, food, unique clothing, jewelry, camping and yoga by Edward Robinson will be available.
Recording artist, Mustafa Akbar, known to his fans as Mustabar, created the Festival eight years ago. The yearly music event was born of Mustafa's desire to share his love for his family's land in Central Virginia. That passion evolved into an opportunity to showcase the music of his fellow artists and celebrate summer with surrounding communities.
"This land has been in my family since 1882," says Mustafa. "Just as my mom's siblings and their families and friends would gather for parties, fish fries and music, the tradition has been carried on. I cannot wait to share the cool vibe and hot lineup with fans this year. Mustock 2010 will be the best."
The festival will see an added element this year: a nightly music tent. Philadelphia's own Rob Paine of Solomonic Sound System and Washington, DC's Nappy Riddem, will host the Dub Tent on Friday night. DJ Jahsonic (also from DC), Thunderball and Alexandria, Virginia's All Good Funk Alliance, host the Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop Tent on Saturday night.
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