In light of recent events, 2x GRAMMY-nominated SOJA invites the Charlottesville community together for a night of unity through music to benefit the CACF Heal Charlottesville Fund. The benefit will take place Saturday, October 21 at the Jefferson Theater.
As part of the concert, the group is providing their home-state fans with a live sneak preview of their latest full-length album, Poetry In Motion, which will officially be released a week after the concert on October 27th (preorder now here). The album was recorded at Dave Matthews Band’s studio, Haunted Hollow in Virginia. SOJA is thrilled to be performing most of their new material live for the first time, as well as some of their classic hits, in front of a Charlottesville crowd to support a benefit and town that the band has grown to love and call a second home over the years.
Nearly two decades ago, SOJA began as high school friends in Virginia in a parent's basement teaching each other to be musicians and play roots reggae music. Today the 8 piece band, with over 7 million online followers and over 300 million Youtube views, headlines concerts all over the world for their massive dedicated fan base. Even with the passing of time and yearly advances in the band's success, SOJA always wants to remember their time together in that basement where they initially connected, inspired by each other’s contributions and ideas. The feeling of true magic, collaboration and brotherhood that started back then is still evident today in their music and on full display each night at their live concerts. For their latest studio album it was essential to SOJA to consciously go back to Virginia and recapture that same sincere, cooperative magic sparked 20 years ago in the basement.
Located on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall, The Jefferson Theater was established in 1912 as a live performance theater that played host to silent movies, vaudeville acts and a historic list of live performers, ranging from Harry Houdini to The ThreeStooges. The Jefferson reopened on November 27, 2009 after a comprehensive restoration that... more