Reggae rises in the west
Vail CO, Colorado
The second annual Reggae Rising Festival commences this weekend at Dimmick
Ranch in Humboldt, Calif. Artists and fans will come from across the globe
to celebrate three days of roots and dancehall reggae Friday, Saturday and
Sunday in this evolved version of the former Reggae on the River.
This reggae festival is a unique destination because it is located amid
beautiful scenery in northern California, about five hours north of San
Francisco. The drive goes through some of the most gigantic Redwood trees in
the country, and once you arrive to this reggae city, campgrounds are
located along a cool and relaxing river.
The festival arena will feature some of the hottest reggae acts in the
scene. Some standout acts include Julian Marley, Don Carlos, drum and bass
superstars Sly and Robbie, UB40, the rough Junior Reid, lovers rocker Beres
Hammond, and dancehall legends Sizzla and Turbulence.
The last night of the festival features High Altitude Dancehall Club with
artists like Cham, Mr. Vegas and Lexxus hitting the microphone. If you like
the styles of Jamaican dance, this is the place to wind up your waist on the
From sunrise to way past sunset, fans will have many opportunities to make
friends and share in this celebration of the reggae community. Festival
vendors will sell art and goods from Jamaica, Africa and Indonesia, along
with locally-crafted clothing. The food vendors will offer an array of
cuisine for all palates and diets.
A three-day admission ticket is $189 and camping is an additional $60.
Travelers coming from Colorado typically drive, but because of gas prices
this summer it might be more economical to fly into Oakland and rent a car.
The drive from there is the most beautiful part of the trip.
More information can be found at http://www.reggaerising.com.