Roots of Creation to Make Musical Magic this Wednesday, May 31 in Lafayette

Article by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

LAFAYETTE, IN – This week the same spectacular venue bringing phenomenal bands like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Blind Melon to its humble Hoosier stage is making a musical celebration of mass proportions once again! On Wednesday, May 31 the Lafayette Theater will be hosting three unprecedented bands that alone could all be headliners in their own right, but together will be something akin to a melodic miracle. Soon the Lafayette Theater will be oozing with the sounds of funk, groove, rock n’ roll, and reggae as their house is filled with the magic of Stud Fox, 800lb Gorilla, and the amazing Roots of Creation!

This description in the midst of RoC’s online bio fits them perfectly, and most likely could not be said any better. It states, “Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam favorites like Gathering of The Vibes, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, Fishbone, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offer up a high-energy, infectious experience. Recognized as a Top 20 artist on the Relix/Jamband radio chart, a festival staple, and an internationally touring powerhouse, RoC have been awarded Favorite Jam Band’ by Cider Magazine and Best Band In New Hampshire’ by the New England Music Awards. RoC mix their jam-reggae hybrid sound with homegrown roots, guitar-heavy rock, and lead singer/guitarist Brett Wilson’s introspective and conscious laden lyrics.”

Roots of Creation admittedly are stoked to check out the Lafayette Theater & Events Center, as well as their fellow performers Stud Fox, and 800lb Gorilla. The band is also excited to be setting foot in this Midwest neck of the woods for the first time, so it’s mandatory to come out in droves and show that Hoosier hospitality. Tickets can be purchased online now to come out, join the party, and help give ’em a nice, warm welcome! The air will be filled with the enchanting sounds of funk, groove, rock n’ roll, and reggae all night shortly after the doors open at 7pm. The show is an all ages event so invite friends and bring the loved ones because this harmonious wonder will definitely be a beautiful time for all!

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Wednesday, May 31 @ Lafayette Theater all ages
7:00 PM | Doors
8:00 PM | Show

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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