First Annual Portland Reggae Fest Live in August
Get ready Reggae fans! A big show is coming to Southern Maine later this year!
Waterfront Concerts and the City of Portland have teamed up to bring you the First Annual Portland Reggae Fest LIVE at the Maine State Pier on Sunday, August 10th as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series.
With an incredible line-up that showcases the best and brightest of today’s reggae and world music talent the Portland Reggae Fest will include such artists as Freddie McGregor, John Brown’s Body, Mighty Mystic, Etana, New Kingston and Soul Rebel Project.
Freddie McGregor is one of reggae’s most durable and soulful singers, with an incredibly steady career that started in the ’60s at the tender age of seven years old. Since then, he’s spanned every stylistic shift in Jamaican music, from ska and rock steady to Rastafarian roots reggae to lover’s rock to dance-hall, ragga, and dub. Not just a singer, he wrote many of his own material, and grew into an accomplished producer. During reggae’s heyday of the early ’80s, Freddie peaked in popularity in Jamaica and England to emerge as one of reggae music’s great music ambassadors.
Raggae Fest is sure to be a great show!
Tickets for Portland Reggae Fest will go on sale this Friday, May 9th at 10:00am and can be purchased online via Waterfrontconcerts.com, all Ticketmaster Outlets or Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000.