Old Crow Bar, 1217 Jackson Ln, Middletown, OH 45044
8pm doors, 9pm show
Tropidelic was formed along the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Kent, OH. Fusing energetic funk, reggae and hip-hop, the group built a solid local after distributing over 10,000 free copies of their first EP, “Rebirth of The Dope” on street corners throughout the midwest. After relocating to Cleveland, the group bolstered themselves as a staple in the region through constant touring as well as supporting acts like Slightly Stoopid, 311, Pepper, The Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Soja, The Wailers & many more. In addition to appearances at Warped Tour and Bamboozle Festival (50,000+ attendees), their EP, “Erie Vibes & Irie Tides” received regular radio airplay on area stations in 2011. Tropidelic continued to develop their sound and unflagging live show with the addition of a three-piece horn section and percussion.
In 2014, the group made it into the nation media when police shut them down during a SXSW street performance and when police haphazardly raided their rehearsal space later that year, executing a warrant for a previous tenant. The group has sold out the renown, Grog Shop, in Cleveland, OH on multiple occasions, and has toured the southeast with the well known outfit, Badfish (Sublime Tribute). Their latest release, “Police State” features cameo appearances by East Coast Reggae friends, Sun-Dried Vibes and Bumpin’ Uglies. Tropidelic continues to bring their funky, reggae circus to clubs and festivals across the US in their full size school bus conversion.