Live Ska and Reggae on the Village Green

This Sunday, July 14 at 5 p.m. – be on the Village Green to experience the Reggae/Ska/Afro-Latin fusion sensation, Adrian Xavier and Ska Island! All part of the FREE Summer Concert Series from Orcas Center, Country Corner, OrcaSong Farm, and GiveOrcas/OICF.

Adrian Xavier & Ska Island are a regional supergroup of players who have been pilgrimaging to Lopez Island over the last two years to craft & develop this extremely special, electrifying, & up-lifting show.

The mighty Ska Island band starts it off with a tribute set to the legendary Skatalites, playing their explosive interpretation of vintage first wave ska & rocksteady. Vocal features from members of the band stretch the groove of the veteran band across genres, culminating in a powerhouse performance of some of the best of Adrian Xavier’s classic reggae fusion catalog. Adrian has spent the last twent years establishing himself as one of the foundational pillars of the NW reggae community.

Adrian, a Seattle native, is joined by Lopezians Hawk Arps (keys, vibraphone), J’aime Cordova (congas, percussion) and Kevin Zelenak (bass), as well as Jonny Toulouse (guitar, Olympia), Matt “Mash” Nash (sax, Whidbey Island), Andy “Mr. Cakes” Codrington (Trombone, Bellingham) and Richard Brown (drums, Vancouver BC).

Don’t miss this fun in the summer sun! Another great FREE concert thanks to donations from local businesses including Island Life and KaBloom Landscape Design.

More information and full concert lineup can be found at