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Join us for the 32nd Reggae on the River!

By April 13, 2016Articles, Festivals

“Together we are, so let’s stand, unite… U-Roy

Time is drawing nearer to the 32nd annual Reggae on the River, the authentic granddaddy of the reggae festival experience, brought to you by the Mateel Community Center on the beautifully flowing Eel River in the green forests of Humboldt County, CA August 4-7, 2016. unnamed-1

Seamless daily performance schedules have just been announced! And just added, massive boom shots coming straight from the King Tubby soundsystems of the late 60’s right to the 21st century ROTR stage, the ageless Daddy U-Roy himself, highlighting another year of reggae’s most honored legends (U-Roy, Big Youth, Yellowman, Sister Carol, Earl Zero), hottest rising stars (KRANIUM, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi), established dons (Anthony B, Sizzla, Agent Sasco aka Assassin), new generation legacy holders (Addis Pablo, Gappy Ranks), and worldwide notables (Mbongwana Star, House of Shem, Fatoumata Diawara)- and many more. Also just confirmed, Italy’s Raphael, joining Jah Sun and Lion D with Dubtonic Kru in a Sugar Cane Recordsshowcase; along with the passionate Jamaican star, Keida.

Hit the site at for daily schedule listings and artist bios, plus 3 and 4 day tickets, and some of the super-cool ways you can go large on your Reggae on the River fun this year- like the perks and access-laden Ambassador Pass and info on how to go RV stylee. Either way, cyan delay, cause things are going fast and numbers are limited!


60 vending and non-profit booths, a lively Kidlandia, and the scenic wonder of our natural surroundings will round things out in creating the high vibes of a true gathering of the reggae tribes…

Reggae on the River
August 4 thru 7
French’s Camp, Garberville, CA.

Make your way and breathe it all in!!

3 – day Pass
includes camping and admission to the event on Friday, August 5th.
4 – day Pass
includes camping and admission on Thursday, August 4th at 8am.
Ambassador Pass
includes access to premium camping, each pass benefits global causes and so much more.


#ROTR Throwback!  We celebrate classic Roots Reggae performers The Congos who treated us to their Irie harmonies at last year’s #ReggaeOnTheRiver

Subscribe to our youtube channel for more live footage from the festival as well as playlists featuring this year’s lineup.

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