16th Annual Monterey Bay ReggaeFest at Monterey County Fairgrounds
- When: Friday, July 29, 2011, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Where: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey
- Cost: $10 - $275
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Outdoor, Community, Dance, Hip-hop, Reggae, Soul / R&B
It's the sweet 16th for this three-day festival soaked in love-ly musical and spiritual vibes emanating from 20-plus performers, a DJ spot at the Turf Club, full bar, kids' play area, a smorgasbord of vendors, and food, food, food everywhere. The crowds—Rastas, hippies, stoners, families, young, old, hip-hop heads, Deadheads, dreads, the loyalists, the curious, et al.—are as diverse as it gets in Monterey County. They flock to a pretty powerful lineup of Inner Circle, Wailing Souls, Maxi Priest, Mykal Rose, Anthony B and more, more, more. They weave an atmosphere filled with the sweet, pungent smell of peace, riddim and unity. And go to the website for info on after-parties to keep the momentum going late. (See story, p. XX.) [WR]
3-10pm Fri; 11am-10pm Sat; 11am-10pm Sun. Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $30-$45/day for adults; $10/day for kids 9-12; $85-$100/3-day pass for adults; $30/3-day pass for kids 9-12; VIP and other packages available. 394-6534, www.mbayreggaefest.net, firstname.lastname@example.org.