Music's the medicine of the mind

Live Music at The Golden Tarp

Listen to live music while you learn from and engage the experts we’ve gathered together. We’ve invited some great reggae, rock and hip hop artists for your listening enjoyment and we know you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. Check out the music and enjoy the lineup!


Angel's Cut performs at The Golden Tarp AwardsAngels Cut, AKA the Cut are a northern Cali rock band known for their high energy shows, powerhouse vocals and hook in mouth riffs.


westafa performs at The Golden Tarp AwardsBetween touring with artists such as Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and J Boog, years of mixtape releases, international gigs and residencies, Westafa has captivated the industry. With musical roots in hip hop, reggae and dancehall, Westafa’s style has evolved to where he can majorly move any type of audience in many different settings. Although California and Hawaii are his stomping grounds, Westafa is hard to miss on an international level. Having played in most states across the mainland U.S., Honolulu, Alaska, Jamaica, New Zealand, Australia, Samoa and Tonga it only made sense he was asked by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley to set off and DJ throughout the historical first annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise in October of 2014. Westafa has had the privilege of sharing the stage with acts such as Morgan Heritage, SOJA, Tarrus Riley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Nas, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Collie Buddz, Fiji, The Green, Common Kings, Katchafire, David Rodigan, Stone Love, Mighty Crown and many others. Whether it’s a stage show, club, festival, or private gig, Westafa is an obvious innovator of sound.


A. Dough performs at The Golden Tarp AwardsA.Dough is a hip hop artist from the 454 Live Entertainment group.


Finn Gruva performs at The Golden Tarp AwardsFinn a.k.a Groove Operator (born Haifine Latapu) was raised in South Sacramento, CA. The first genre of music he ever heard was old Tongan folk music from his parents. He also grew up listening to R&B, Old School, and Soft Rock music–even before Reggae music. Whatever was on the radio, they listened to it. “We didn’t have any money for music tapes or CDs. We only had the radio so we listened to artists like The Jets, Boyz II Men, Jodeci and Sade just to name a few.” It wasn’t until junior high school that he was exposed to Reggae music through church dances and activities.


Cutthroat Mode Clic plays at The Golden Tarp AwardsCutthroat Mode is a hip-hop crew out of San Mateo, California.


Rocker-T performs at The Golden Tarp AwardsBrooklyn native Rocker-T has been guided by a higher power and life experience to vocalize the messages of peace, love and equality worldwide. He is a promoter of truth and rights through music. His array of musical knowledge and the spiritual teachings he’s acquired throughout life have enabled him to not only blaze trails in many genres, but to create a unique voice which touches spirits around the world from all walks of life. Rocker-T continues an epic musical journey with his third installment from “The Hurban Warrior of Peace,” another five song EP entitled “Still Burn Da Weed” which was release in May, 2014.


Hardly Deadly plays The Golden Tarp Awards 2016Hardly Deadly is a Grateful Dead tribute band formed in Stockton, California in 2013 by singer / guitarist Dan Murphy (Greenhouse, California Medication), bassist Wristband Scott (Greenhouse, California Medication), and keyboardist Joe Bulum (Take With Food, Gonzo). In 2014 the trio added guitarist Stanley Raquel (Icarus Jones, the Worst), and drummer Gregory Skelton (The Motherfunkers, Sugarfoot). In September of 2014, in true Grateful form, a second drummer, Justin Anderson, was added to the team. While the band has worked hard to learn their favorite songs from the Grateful Dead catalog, they also incorporate their own elements of blues, jazz, country and funk music in to their live shows to pay tribute to the Grateful Dead’s jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals. The band’s current schedule has them playing all the way from the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas to the heart of the Emerald Triangle in lovely Humboldt County. Young and old Deadheads alike are in for a great trip as Hardly Deadly jams on classic Dead tunes like Bertha, China Cat Sunflower, Cassidy, Eyes of the World, Brown Eyed Women, Shakedown Street and many more.


mumucrew1We keep it real and true. MumuCrew is coming for you. Follow our IG for music updates, upcoming shows, and positive vibes.


Altar Tones plays at The Golden Tarp Awards 2016Altar Tones is a devotional Roots Reggae band cultivated in majestic Humboldt County, CA. The band is inspired by the timeless, up-full vibration of sweet Reggae music, and further fueled by the upsurge of the “Roots Revival” movement from Jamaica to the world. Their message is
one of liberation, perseverance, and empowerment. With diverse backgrounds in ancient methods of Divinisation, Altar Tones bring forward a special blend of mantric invocation and modern day interpretation. They offer their music as a contribution towards the universal effort for continuity and upliftment in this time.

Get Tickets to The 3rd Annual Golden Tarp Awards

Grab your tickets to hear these musical acts, meet experts in Light Dep cultivation and hang out with like minded people.

Scroll down to see the other performers. See you there!