Rock in the New Year

A Rockin' Reggae New Year's Bash happens this weekend at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford.

The party starts tonight with local comedian Carl Lee. Other performers tonight include the Living on Dreams Band, the Frankie Hernandez Band, Marko with Monk and Ras Cricket, Indubious with Alcyon Massive and Babylon Saints. Aerial dance troupe The Curtain Climbers also will perform, and a fire-knife dance by Sonny Kanahele tops off the night. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show lasts until 3 a.m. Saturday.

The fun will gear up again at 6 p.m. Saturday with kid-friendly entertainment, including a bounce house and other activities. Comedian Lee again starts the show, and the day's music lineup features Random Sound, The Rogue Suspects with Jeff Pevar, State of Jefferson, Babylon Saints, the Frankie Hernandez Band, Headwayte and 541 Syndicate.

Festivities throughout both days include a laser light show, prize giveaways, a beer and wine garden and shuttle rides home. Advance tickets cost $20 for one night, $30 for both nights and are available online at or at Urban Jungle, The Bomb Shelter, Magic Man, Bad Ass Coffee and Northwest Outdoor Store in Medford, Dragon's Lair and The Laughing Clam in Grants Pass or Music Coop in Ashland. Receive a $2.50 discount at any ticket outlet by donating one can of food for ACCESS Inc., $5 off for two cans of food. VIP tickets are available for $50.

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