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whynotsmile99
04-14-2008, 01:39 AM
Curious if any of you festival junkies have been to these. One's in northern California, others in Colorado.

I've heard great things about both. My friend and I have been trying to get to Reggae on the river for 3 years but it has never panned out.

Is it true you need to buy your tickets way in advance?

http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/525/f85/525f8519-88c5-410c-85c7-77e33d55a62c (can't believe Sinead O'Conner played

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c41/yourmomandem/Reggae_on_the_Rocks_2007.jpg

Stefinitely Maybe
04-14-2008, 01:47 AM
This guy will probably be there. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQRYR5_H3cY)

SFChrissy
04-14-2008, 08:56 AM
I've been to reggae on the river!!! It's 'bout 4hrs north of the city up 101 it gorgeous and hot but much different now than it was years ago...the offsite camping is pretty cool cuz they have a shuttle that takes you from camp to venue, people walk around with fists full of colas and shrooms. Dont go swimming in the river after fri/sat unless its upriver from festival due to people disposing bodily waste and the shore of the river.

It's fun!!! But your poster is 2 years old and the historical promoter is not doing it anymore cause of loss of contract. Now it's a new festival called raggae rising wich is on the neighboring ranch...

Here's the link, last year was the first year and all the marleys were there

http://reggaerising.com/

TomAz
04-14-2008, 09:59 AM
the problem with reggae is that it's turned into stoner jam music only and none of the new bands are any good and one of the new songs are any good. I mean, yeah it was always stoner music, but shit, in the 60s and 70s there were a lot of good reggae songs written and recorded. I can't think of a decent one since "Redemption Song" which was, what, 1981?

back in Houston there was a reggae club in the village between Rice and West U that was pretty cool. I mean for there to even be a reggae club in Houston in the early to mid 80s was pretty amazing but it showed something about the neighborhood. They had great happy hours where you would get 3-for-1 drinks and just get wasted cheap. Eek-A-Mouse used to play there all the time, I mean he played so often that I assumed at first he was some local house act and not a bigtime Jamaican star.

jigsaw
04-14-2008, 10:10 AM
the problem with reggae is that it's turned into stoner jam music only and none of the new bands are any good and one of the new songs are any good. I mean, yeah it was always stoner music, but shit, in the 60s and 70s there were a lot of good reggae songs written and recorded. I can't think of a decent one since "Redemption Song" which was, what, 1981?

FAIL

rage patton
04-14-2008, 11:09 AM
Both these festivals sound amazing.

gmoneyak
04-15-2008, 12:50 AM
This guy will probably be there. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQRYR5_H3cY)


I would just wish one day to be 1/2 as happy as this guy at my job..

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-15-2008, 05:32 PM
the problem with reggae is that it's turned into stoner jam music only and none of the new bands are any good and one of the new songs are any good. I mean, yeah it was always stoner music, but shit, in the 60s and 70s there were a lot of good reggae songs written and recorded. I can't think of a decent one since "Redemption Song" which was, what, 1981?

back in Houston there was a reggae club in the village between Rice and West U that was pretty cool. I mean for there to even be a reggae club in Houston in the early to mid 80s was pretty amazing but it showed something about the neighborhood. They had great happy hours where you would get 3-for-1 drinks and just get wasted cheap. Eek-A-Mouse used to play there all the time, I mean he played so often that I assumed at first he was some local house act and not a bigtime Jamaican star.

right in so many ways....

on a side note...I once got into a argument with this hawaiian guy who said that Bob Marley was bigger and better then the Beatles because of his influence on Reggae...

orbit
04-15-2008, 05:44 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c41/yourmomandem/Reggae_on_the_Rocks_2007.jpg

this looks pretty awesome.

Young blood
04-15-2008, 05:49 PM
That poster for red rocks/Reggae on the Rocks is old.

Edit; of course it is.


I just hope they make it two days this year



Edit#2...They cant make it two days this year....why? Jack fucking Johnson.

Young blood
04-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Reggae On The Rocks
Saturday, August 16, 2008 — 2:00PM
doors open at 1:00PM
With Bunny Wailer, Ky-mani Marley, Pato Banton & Mystic Roots Band and more!
$38.50 GA + parking fee + .25 charity fee - Ticketmaster - plus applicable service charges.

whynotsmile99
04-15-2008, 06:04 PM
I've been to reggae on the river!!! It's 'bout 4hrs north of the city up 101 it gorgeous and hot but much different now than it was years ago...the offsite camping is pretty cool cuz they have a shuttle that takes you from camp to venue, people walk around with fists full of colas and shrooms. Dont go swimming in the river after fri/sat unless its upriver from festival due to people disposing bodily waste and the shore of the river.

It's fun!!! But your poster is 2 years old and the historical promoter is not doing it anymore cause of loss of contract. Now it's a new festival called raggae rising wich is on the neighboring ranch...

Here's the link, last year was the first year and all the marleys were there

http://reggaerising.com/

wow thanks for the info. I was bummed they changed it up, but Reggae Rising sounds just as awesome. can't wait to get up there some day.

Is UB40 really considered reggae to play at this fest? I guess so

Bud Luster
04-15-2008, 06:48 PM
It's fun!!! But your poster is 2 years old and the historical promoter is not doing it anymore cause of loss of contract. Now it's a new festival called raggae rising wich is on the neighboring ranch...

Here's the link, last year was the first year and all the marleys were there

http://reggaerising.com/

I have been to Reggae on the River (now Reggae Rising) about 12 times. It cant be beat for the feeling of freedom at a festival. The early bird tix for this year went on sale about a month and half ago. The lineup is great. Almost a complete reunion of Black Uhuru w/ Don Carlos, Junior Reid, and Sly and Robbie. The historical promoter (Peoples Productions lead by Carol Bruno former executive director of the Mateel Community Center - she's the one that actually created the fest) is the current producer of reggae rising. The fest still uses Frenchs camp (the original site) for camping, but the festival site has been expanded to include the neighboring ranch. Last year was the first year for reggae rising, but they have been using the expanded site for 2 years now. I HIGHly suggest that you go.

jigsaw
04-15-2008, 06:50 PM
the problem with reggae is that it's turned into stoner jam music only and none of the new bands are any good and one of the new songs are any good. I mean, yeah it was always stoner music, but shit, in the 60s and 70s there were a lot of good reggae songs written and recorded. I can't think of a decent one since "Redemption Song" which was, what, 1981?

back in Houston there was a reggae club in the village between Rice and West U that was pretty cool. I mean for there to even be a reggae club in Houston in the early to mid 80s was pretty amazing but it showed something about the neighborhood. They had great happy hours where you would get 3-for-1 drinks and just get wasted cheap. Eek-A-Mouse used to play there all the time, I mean he played so often that I assumed at first he was some local house act and not a bigtime Jamaican star.


right in so many ways....

on a side note...I once got into a argument with this hawaiian guy who said that Bob Marley was bigger and better then the Beatles because of his influence on Reggae...


Have you two ever heard of Barrington Levy?

I can think of 3 solid albums, from start to finish, not mention single songs.

Gregory Isaacs
Night Nurse (1982)

Hugh Mundell
Mundell (1982)

Stephen Marley
Mind Control (2007)