Reggae Fest 2014 coming
next summer! Here is a look at
the 2013 line up..
Every year, for forty years, Connecticut has been jammin' to the sounds of love, respect, honor, peace, and the story of the downtrodden survivor. The tradition of bringing reggae music to the stage has always been to bring people together for a weekend of peace and brotherly love. This year will be no different and in fact much improved as this year in light of the National attention to victims of gun violence, we will be putting a dollar from every ticket sale to The Den, a charity who offers counseling to victims of gun violence right here in Connecticut.
Summer Tubing, Zorbing and the Zip line park will be open with regular admission the weekend of the festival (admission not included)
The line up this year includes:
A young instrumental group that consists of three brothers.
Tahir slim, Courtney, and Stephen Suki fuse their reggae sound with pop, jazz and
R&B music to create a new reggae crossover sound. New Kingston has worked with
many artist such as Collie Buddz, Mr Vegas, Morgan Heritage, Gyptian, Shabba
Ranks and many more.
The heat is on the buzz is out, the Inner Roots of the Ryddim Kings is back on the scene, bringing pure fire on the stage with their unique style of reggae music.
A true expression of reggae versatility, their live performances takes you on a journey of roots and culture, lover rock, dance hall and vintage classics that is rooted in Jamaica and spanning the world. A blend of spiritual vibes and hardcore truth mixed with showmanship.
Inner Root has worked with many artist such as Julian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jah Cure and many more
Longtime roots-reggae rockers the High Hopes Band will make a special appearance on the Woodbury Ski Area 41st Reggae fest on Friday and Saturday for a live music Weekend on the hill. As one of New England’s premiere reggae bands, High Hopes prides themselves on staying true to the traditions of true roots styles. The band is comprised of musicians that stem from various genres which makes High Hopes an eclectic and unique listening experience.
This new artist Dahomey also named Michelle Dahomey Rattigan, a loving and outgoing woman of virtue with wisdom and a passion for music. Dahomey was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica and grew up in a home where music was essential. Dahomey developed a passion for music and dance at an early age while being exposed to a variety of music such as; cultural roots reggae, Motown, inspirational music, classical etc.
The already successful Reggae DJ went on to do a short stint with Byron Lee and The Dragonaires. He was also managed by The Spec Shang Limited at one point. Papa Biggy went on to produce music and manage an independent label, 218th Street Label. On his own label he produced numerous hits such as “Hidden Voices”. His inspirational songs that held on to the precious morals and values of life were also used as the theme songs for World Peace Day.
Will be announced here soon!
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