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MANDY CATOE/For The Lancaster News
From left, Chris Horton, Justin’e Hatfield, J.R. Snipes, Chase Carpenter and Stuart Parsons of Sugarshine perform at Chastain’s Studio Lofts on Main Street.

The Red Rose City was rocking to smooth reggae last weekend, as more than 40 people streamed into Chastain’s Studio Lofts on Main Street to hear Lancaster’s five-man band Sugarshine.

The roots reggae ensemble are lifelong friends and range in age from 27 to 44. The members have played in various bands together through the years. But this combination seems a bit magical to them.

“We knew we had something special,” said Stuart Parsons, 41, keyboard player. 

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