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Join us for the 33rd Reggae on the River August 3 thru 6, 2017 – Northern California

By April 21, 2017Articles
ROTR 2017-Island Stage Magazine

Reggae On The River 2017 Artist Lineup

Slightly Stoopid, Sly & Robbie with Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt & Cherine Anderson, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Walshy Fire w/ Kabaka Pyramid, J Boog, Stick Figure, Lutan Fyah & The Riddem Rebels, 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, Prestige, Keida, Ojo de Buey, Sensimilla Dub, Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement, Yogoman Burning Band, Tatanka, Mystic Roots Band, Irie Rockers, Altar Tones, and a very special showcase with Woven Roots featuring JahDan Blakkamoore, Messenjah Selah, Army, Winstrong, Luv Fyah & Travis Roots. Just added is Young Shanty, more DJ’s, sound systems and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks!

The 2017 Reggae on the River artist lineup draws from the wellspring of reggae’s greatest songwriters, singers and musicians offering options 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 musicians are all part of this year’s roster.

Just announced is a headliner package with Sly & Robbie who have performed and recorded as a drum and bass duo on thousands of tracks.The “riddim twins” are part of a showcase with Bob Marley and the Wailer’s I-Threes harmony singers Marcia Griffiths andJudy Mowatt who along with next generation artist Cherine Andersonwill perform some of the classics from the catalog and individually as solo artists. This is an unprecedented female reggae package to close out the 2017 Reggae on the River.

West Coast style reggae is represented with headliner Slightly Stoopid an all star set of musicians with a full horn section that formulated their sound by learning from some of Jamaican reggae’s greatest mentors. Getting their start in San Diego, the group have toured non-stop for the past decade.

Headliner Assassin aka Agent Sasco has continued in the path of the firestorm of Jamaican dancehall influencing many of today’s popular tunes. Agent Sasco’s gravelly voice and thunderous flow ride the riddims in classic cultural dancehall style with lyrics that are full of vibes. His lyrical bars are found in Hiphop collaborations with artists Kendrick Lamar & Kanye West.

Kabaka Pyramid performs two sets during ROTR 2017, one with DJ & producer Walshy Fire from Major Lazer as part of their ACCURATE MIXTAPE collaboration to close the first day of the festival and one with his band the Bebble Rockers, an ensemble that creates music blending Jamaican rhythms with hip hop and the artist’s conscious, sharply delivered messages that aim to shake up the status quo.

In addition to four days of music, Reggae on the River will also host more than 60 arts and crafts vendors, non-profit booths, a wide choice of food options, a lively KidLandia, and the camping, community, and irie vibes that make Reggae famous.

Tickets and Camping options

On sale now are 3 and 4-day tickets at and through the Eventbrite ticket website. Available in a limited amount is the Ambassador Pass with the ultimate in perks and access including reserved, shaded, grassy Premier camping situated closest to the concert bowl, the Ambassador’s Lounge with bar amenities, deluxe restrooms, and access to the side stage viewing deck. RV space is on sale now in limited quantities.

If in need of some extra comfort while tent camping, consider making a reservation in the new for 2017 Premier Campground, which offers grassy and mixed shade camping situated a short distance from the concert bowl.

Visit the festival website for current information and start planning your Reggae On The River pilgrimage today. It’s happening August 3-6 at French’s Camp, 10 miles south of Garberville, California on highway 101 in the heart of the Emerald Triangle and your higher vibration destination!

It’s going to be huge! Get ticketsnow and secure your future at the

33rd annual 

Reggae On 

The River

August 3-6
at beautiful French’s Camp in Humboldt County, CA. Your destination for a higher vibration

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#ReggaeOnTheRiver is a benefit for the Mateel Community Center, a nonprofit organization.

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Check out this year’s playlist featuring the hottest videos from artists on the lineup.

The Mateel Community Center does a lot more than just Reggae On The River. In addition to year-round hall events, June 3 & 4 we’ll be celebrating our oldest festival, the Summer Arts and Music Festival, now in it’s 41st year!
The 41st annual Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in Garberville, CA – just down the road from French’s Camp where ROTR takes place.

Voted Best Music Festival in Humboldt County by North Coast Journal readers in 2015 & 2016, and One of 15 Tranformational Festivals to Attend in 2015 by Fest300 Magazine, the Summer Arts & Music Festival has been a favorite of Humboldt audiences for more than four decades!

Featuring more than 100 unique performances by eclectic entertainers on 4+ stages, the 2017 event will showcase a diverse array of local to international talent including musical headliners. Easy Star All Stars, Locos Por Juana, The Brothers Comatose, Carolyn Wonderland, Jah9 & The Dub Treatment, La Inedita, Elektric Voodoo, The Zydeco Flames, Durand Jones & The Indications, Dustin Thomas, Wicklow Atwater, Candelaria, Hot October, and Joanne Rand, along with the best of our local and regional talent scene- plus�more than 150 handmade craft, food, and non-profit vendor booths; a lively kid zone, all-media fine arts showcase, Belly Dance Temple, SummerTronica Tent, Generation Green Dome and beyond all set upon a backdrop of ancient redwoods and the majestic Eel River!!!

Weekend Passes are a only $40 online!
And kids 12 and under are always free.

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