Music Starts: 12:30pm
$45 – Day-Of Event
Kids under 12 are free with an adult
Dear Reggae Festival Ticketholders:
We regretfully announce that due to a snag in international travel, Bushman has unfortunately been forced to cancel several planned performances in the States, including his scheduled appearance at this weekend’s Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival. We are, however, very lucky to have secured the talents of Mighty Mystic and the Thunder Band – one of the leaders of the East Coast reggae movement – to take his place. We apologize for any inconvenience. The updated lineup is below.
Limited Quantities / See “Things to Do” for details
Our fourth-annual Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival promises more positive vibes than ever before. World-renowned artists on tap for a spectacular day of ska, roots, and reggae on Saturday, August 10th. To kick off the festival, listen to Spiritual Rez and DJ Realm & Jah Soldier of OmegaSound. Then spend the rest of the day easy groovin’ with the ocean breeze at your back. This years line-up includes reggae legends Morgan Heritage, Anthony B, Mighty Mystic and the Thunder Band, and Chuck Fenda. Tickets On Sale Now!
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- General Admission, No Reserved Seating…more space to groove!
- General Admission seating areas will be available throughout the event site
- Re-entry is allowed
- 5 bands performing live on the main stage
- The Reggae Pit with Authentic Jamaican food options, full bar featuring cold beer (yes- Red Stripe!) and festive island cocktails
- Marketplace vendors featuring clothing, artisan goods, jewelry, body art and much more
- This is a rain or shine event- in case of rain, all open air stage acts will be moved inside main tent
Q: Does my ticket allow me access to see all of the entertainers from noon to 10pm?
A: Yes! When you purchase a general admission ticket you have access to all areas of the festival including the main stage, marketplace, Reggae Pit food areas, and The Point Waterfront Bar & Lounge.
Q: Does my ticket allow for re-entry throughout the day?
A: Yes! We want our free spirited reggae fans to explore downtown Newport so we offer a flexible reentry policy for this event but we hope once you are here enjoying the vibes, tasty Jamaican food and the waterfront view you’ll never want to leave!
Q: Can kids enter for free?
A: Yes! All kids under 12-years-old are free with an adult and do not need a ticket. Mr. Twister will be onsite from noon-5pm making balloon creations for all future Reggae Fans!
Q: Will there be authentic Jamaican food at the festival?
A: Yes! You’ll find the most authentic Jamaican fare available in the areas. Avenell Ford from Aunt Birdie’s Jamaican Cuisine will be dishing out everything from meat patties to fish cakes along with some Caribbean flare from Aruba Steve’s.
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