Reggae on the River Lineup


Sly & Robbie
Mateel Community Center is proud to present the 26th Annual Reggae On The River. Set for Saturday & Sunday, July 17 & 18 at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in Southern Humboldt County, CA, Reggae on the River is universally acclaimed as the “Best Reggae Music Festival in the World.” Set on the banks of the beautiful Eel River in northern California, surrounded by majestic redwood forests, extraordinary performers gather for a music festival of unprecedented quality. Reggae on the River is more than a music festival; it is a cultural idea that encompasses environmental and community awareness. For 26 years, Reggae On The River stage has been graced by powerful musical performances from the most influential superstars of the reggae, roots and world music genres. Over the years, more than 1,000,000 people have attended this festival. The festival began as a community fundraiser in 1984 and has grown to one of the most attended and loved reggae festivals in the world.

This year’s festival will include a diverse mix of top name reggae and world music talent including Sly & Robbie with The Taxi Gang, Don Carlos, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Dezarie, Sugar Minott, Rootz Underground, Sister Carol, Pablo Moses, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Fire Pashon, Messenjah Selah, Rob Symeonn, Quinto Sol, Tchiya Amet & The Lighthouse Band, and Seed N Soil, plus more artists TBA.

2-day tickets for the 26th annual Reggae On The River are on sale now at local outlets and online at HERE for a price of $85. Current MCC members receive a $5 discount when purchased in advance at the Mateel office in Redway. Other local outlets include The Works (Eureka/Arcata), Fortuna Music Mart, Redway Liquor, The Peg House (Leggett), Main Street Music (Willits), Ukiah Natural Foods, and Tangents (Ft. Bragg). If the event is not sold out prior to June 1, single day tickets will go on sale at this point for a price of $50 per day. Buying the advance 2-day pass is strongly encouraged.

For camping, parking, artist updates, and other pertinent festival information, visit or call the Mateel office at (707) 923-3368 and make your plans to today to be at the 26th annual Reggae On The River on July 17 and 18.

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