It’s Reggae Time! Here’s Some Info That Might Help You Out If You’re Considering Going
This is a press release from the Mateel Community Center:
The 33rd Reggae on the River presented by the Mateel Community Center takes place August 3-6th with over 30 Reggae and World music artists & DJ’s, over 60 craft, non-profit and food vendors, a lively KidLandia, plus the camping, community, and irie vibes that make “Reggae” famous. The festival stage schedule by day is available now at reggaeontheriver.com/stage-schedule
The 2017 Reggae on the River artist lineup draws from the wellspring of reggae’s greatest songwriters, singers and musicians from around the globe offering something for every Reggae lover. Artists that have shaped the music since its origins in Jamaica, those that make rare US appearances, groups that are part of the expansive global family of Reggae &World musicians are all part of this year’s roster. More information on the festival performer lineup is found in the official Reggae on the River program, available online as a free download through issuu.com, on newsstands regionally or onsite at the festival.
On sale now are 3 and 4-day passes online through the Eventbrite ticket system and at regional ticket outlets, including Mendo Trim Tools in Laytonville, Main Street Music in Willits, People’s Records in Arcata, Redway Liquor in Redway, The Works in Eureka, Ukiah Natural Foods in Ukiah, Blue Moon Gift Shop in Garberville, SHC in Garberville, Cornerstone Reggae Culture in Sebastopol, The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa, Wildberries in Arcata & Champion Sound Records in Oakland.
Single day tickets will be available at the gate for Friday ($90), Saturday ($100) and Sunday ($90) only. The festival organizers have added another day of music beginning Thursday, August 3rd to help early arrivals who purchase a 4-day ticket. Festival goers are encouraged to arrive to the festival site no earlier than 8am on Thursday for 4-day ticket holders and 8am on Friday for 3-day ticket holders.
For those in need of some extra comfort while tent camping, reservations are available now in the Reggae on the River Premier Campground which offers grassy and mixed shade camping spots situated a short distance from the concert bowl. For Ambassador pass holders, camping space is reserved near the concert bowl. Ambassador pass perks include access to the Ambassador’s lounge cocktail bar, deluxe restrooms, the side stage viewing deck, a coupon book and more.
An internal van shuttle provides service throughout the festival village along the main road at no charge. Paid mobile bike shuttles are on site to help move festival goers throughout the festival. Free festival shuttles offer regular service to Redway, Garberville, Benbow and to select campgrounds near the French’s Camp festival site. More information on shuttle stop locations can be found at http://www.reggaeontheriver.com/shuttle/
A benefit for the non-profit Mateel Community Center, Reggae on the River and the Mateel initiated Tools For Change in 2015, a cultural exchange program that collects and distributes new and used tools to rural villages in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Festival goers are encouraged to bring tools to donate to this program at Reggae on the River 2017.
REGGAE ON THE RIVER 2017
Slightly Stoopid, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Sly & Robbie with Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt & Cherine Anderson, Walshy Fire w/ Kabaka Pyramid, J Boog, Stick Figure, Lutan Fyah & Riddem Rebel Band, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Ibibio Sound Machine, Dezarie, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill, Ken Boothe, Perfect Giddimani, Warrior King & The Rootz Warriors, Nkulee Dube, Nattali Rize, Winston “Flames” Jarrett, Marla Brown, Ojo de Buey, Sensimilla Dub, Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement, Yogoman Burning Band, Tatanka, Mystic Roots Band, Irie Rockers, Altar Tones, Rocker T & the 7th Street Band and a very special showcase with Woven Roots featuring JahDan Blakkamoore, Messenjah Selah, Army, Winstrong, Luv Fyah & Travis Roots, plus special guests Young Shanty, Teomon & Rob Symeonn
All Photos provided by the Mateel Community Center