Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band


All Marley, All Night

The Iron Man of Cleveland's Reggae Scene

Please note: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination (card or photo is acceptable), or negative test (time-stamped, no older than 72 hours) is required to enter. Masks are suggested except while eating and drinking.


Why you should see this show…

Carlos Jones is a local favorite, and his shows never disappoint. These guys create a unifying atmosphere for all attendees. Come enjoy a night of good music, and great vibes.


Carlos Jones Bio
The iron man of the Cleveland, Ohio, reggae scene is without question Carlos Jones. His journey follows the history of Cleveland reggae itself. In the late ’70s, he started out as a sideman (percussion/vocals) with the band I-tal, who was able to bring the music to the masses of local college kids with their unique, rock-influenced reggae sound. Their shows had a unifying atmosphere, packing clubs with ecstatic fans, hypnotized by the seductive and mystical rhythms and socially relevant messages.

Later, Jones began to come into his own as a songwriter and onstage presence in the group First Light. During their 14-year run, the group achieved a huge level of popularity with its powerful and eclectic brand of music, which mixed rock, funk, blues with reggae. By the mid-’90s, feeling the need to return to a more conscious, roots-reggae sound than First Light was known for, Carlos formed a stripped-down, mostly acoustic, four-piece combo which he named Strictly Roots, which would later be renamed, Peace Love Unity Syndicate, now more commonly known as The PLUS Band. After doing both projects for a number of years, Carlos decided to make the PLUS Band his full-time pursuit and First Light disbanded in May of 1998. Since then, he has been on a mission to carry the message of peace, love, unity, higher consciousness and the joy of the reggae vibration to all who will listen.

Ras Khalifa Bio
Ras Khalifa was born in a small village in the mountains of Jamaica, West Indies in 1958. Working on his grandfathers banana plantation as a small boy, he embraced the Rastafarian culture at an early age and was strongly influenced by the philophies of Marcus Garvey. From a young age Ras Khalifa started to craft his style as he gained influence from artist such as Bob Marley, U Roy, John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, and Dennis Brown.

Ras moved with his family to London, England where his career began to flourish. At the age of 17 he began to perform at nightclubs throughout the United Kingdom. His musical stylings were closely indentfied with those of Bob Marley and, as a result, in 1987 he was drafted into the theater production company Flipside Productions and opened “Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame” a musical featuring black historical figures. Ras Khalifa performed in the role of Bob Marley.

Since his time in the UK he has released Taste my Love. Life In Zion, Crusin for a Brusin, and the live album Knowledge, a tribute album to Bob Marley.


Dining Option

Our Concert Hall menu is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. Tableside food service will start 2 hours before showtime and the kitchen will close approximately halfway through the show. Tableside beverage service will continue throughout the concert.


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