2. Reggae On The River (Humboldt County, California; July 30-August 2)
Photo: Lee Abel
It’s one thing to keep the momentum of an event going, and growing, for one or two decades, but three? That’s when you’ve earned the right to be called an institution. The longest-running active reggae festival in the US (and maybe the world?), the non-profit Mateel Community Center’s Reggae on the River follows up its 30th anniversary last year with Edition #31. Stephen Marley (along with the Ghetto Youths International crew), Tarrus Riley, Cham, Alborosie, Protoje and Indiggnation, Collie Buddz, The Congos, Ce’Cile and Emmanuel Jai are just a few of the acts we’re looking forward to seeing at this year’s ROTR.