When the Mateel Community Center opens the gates at French's Camp for the 30th annual Reggae on the River this summer, the musical lineup will offer the expected crowd pleasers.
This year's festival, running July 31, Aug. 1, 2 and 3 features headliners Jimmy Cliff and Alpha Blondy & The Solar System plus others yet to be announced. Other top artists making a Southern Humboldt appearance (thus far) include Third World, Sly & Robbie with Taxi Gang, Michael Rose, Gyptian, Etana, Bunji Garlin, Bitty McClean, SEE-I, Jah 9, Fishbone, Mutabaruka, Megah Banton, Meta & The Cornerstones, Marlon Asher, GAUDI with Danny Ladwa, Courtney John Project, Zili Misik, John Trudell & Bad Dog, Majic and Ishi Dube.
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Tickets for the main, three-day festival (Aug. 1 to 3) including a camping pass are $190. A limited number of early arrival tickets will provide access to the grounds on July 31 for an extra evening of entertainment and “first dibs” on camping/parking spots. The four-day early arrival concert and camping pass is $250 and is selling quickly. RV spaces are limited and available by advance registration only; $500 per RV. To make a RV registration, call the Mateel at 923-3368 ext. 21. RV owners who have not registered in advance will not be allowed into French's Camp.
The passes are available at the festival website or at The Works and Redwood Music Mart in Eureka; People's Records in Arcata; the Mateel Community Center and Redway Liquor in Redway and SHC and Got Respect Store in Garberville. Information on ticket outlets in Mendocino and Somona counties is available on the festival website, reggaeontheriver.com.
For additional information, call the Mateel Community Center at 923-3368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.