It’s time to prepare for your pilgrimage to Reggae on the River(r), this July 31 – August 3. The festival was just granted a permit allowing for an additional 500 tickets. The light is green; time to get yours!
This year, there is something for everyone: whether that be the music of the classic band (Third World) that first turned you on to the easy ways of reggae music, or sexy contemporary club tunes (Gyptian), or maybe you’re curious to see for your first time the empress of what insiders are calling the “Reggae Revival” (Jah9). You’ll surely rock it out with your old favorites just as much as you’ll come away with a new favorite jam.
Check out the 2014 festival program guide and feel the vibes! This year’s festival art beckons forth the beauty and power of the divine feminine while the line up salutes the spirit of the lion. Rebel music rise up!
Go online to view the program guide (or grab the hardcopy) and learn about how the Jamaican Observer declared our featured emcee, Roger Steffens, #8 in the Top Ten Most Influential People in Reggae. See what Germany’s Gentleman has been up to and how ROTR is fortunate to have him make a rare state-side appearance.
Also, Bitty McLean is making the trek across the ocean from London, playing with Sly and Robbie – if you haven’t heard of him yet, check out his bio! World famous producer, GAUDI featuring the legendary Michael Rose is going to mash up traditional roots with the future of electronica. And, spinning in between and all around will be big sound systems like Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi blasting us into all eras and subgenres of reggae music.
It’s happening. People from various points in the world are coming together for one extended weekend to peace out, to party on, to raise the vibration inna riverside, dancehall style. See you there!