Mammoth Reggae Festival held its 11th Annual weekend event this past July 16th through 18th and, boy, was it worth the trip up the mountain! On the first day of the fest, everyone arrived early to check out the Village at Mammoth — an area with a bunch of different cool shops and vendors. The music began at 3pm with a band called VTA (Vincenzo Thomas Amato) from Reno, Nevada. Their sound was a little different than most of the bands performing that weekend; they sounded more like a 90s/00s alt soft rock band, which I dug very much!
Day One at Mammoth went off with an eclectic reggae lineup and lots of good vibes.
Next was Ease Up from SoCal, who had an energetic reggae rock sound to them. After Ease Up was the one and only Mr. E.N Young! His set was very energetic, moving all around the stage and getting the crowd dancing and grooving. It was an overall great performance. Last to go on was Marlon Asher. This was my third time seeing him and he always puts on such a great performance! By the time he went on, the whole Mammoth Village was packed with roughly 1,500 people to see Asher perform and get down to some sweet reggae music.
Photography by Gunnar Velten