Summer fun at Reggae on the River

By July 25, 2012

What: 28th annual Reggae On The River
Where: Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22
Information: 707-923-3368

With the 28th annual Reggae On The River set for the weekend of July 21 and 22, the Mateel Community Center is gearing up for another great year of festival fun and is excited to announce the full list of confirmed talent for this year’s event.

Featuring nearly 30 classic and cutting-edge reggae and world music artists on two stages, the 2012 festival will feature Toots and The Maytals, Midnite, Lady Saw, Romain Virgo, Calypso Rose, Turbulence, Fantan Mojah, Duane Stephenson, Nkulee Dube, Tosh Meets Marley, Pato Banton and The Now Generation, Yami Bolo, Oliver Mtukudzi and Black Spirits, Alika, Bambu Station, Reemah, Daniel Bambaata Marley, Humble Soul, Lady Passion, i-Kronik, Winston Jarrett and Guidance Band, Junior Toots, Indubious, Casper Loma Da Wa and The Mighty 602 Band, Winstrong, Yellow Wall Dub Squad, The Lions, Streetkind, Synrgy, and Juce, plus top local DJs and sound systems.

Additionally, the event will also host more than 80 craft, food, and non-profit vendors, a lively kid zone, and a fun weekend on the banks of the majestic Eel River.

Tickets are on sale now at and at select local and North Bay outlets for a price of $110 for the weekend pass. Advance tickets are advised as this event sells out.

Visit the ticket page of the festival Website for a list of current ticket outlets. Single day tickets will only be available at the gate this year.

Camping reservations are also currently available at local campgrounds including Benbow Lake, Cook’s Valley, Richardson Grove, and Benbow Valley RV Resort, all of which are either on the shuttle route or walking distance to the concert.

For more information and sales links for these various campgrounds, visit the camping page

Stay tuned for more festival updates and other exciting news in the coming weeks and don’t miss this very special year as the festival says farewell to Benbow and gears up for a big return home to its’ original French’s Camp location in 2013 and beyond.

For more information on the 28th annual Reggae on the River call the festival office at 707-923-3368.

Reggae On

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