For the last three years, Lake Tahoe has boasted the biggest reggae party to commemorate summer’s end – and this year’s is shaping up to be the biggest and best one yet! The festival is set against the most epic scenery, with towering pine trees encircling the event’s epicenter at the Hard Rock Outdoor Arena of the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel, a lot directly adjacent from the majestic and serene shores of Lake Tahoe. Although across from a casino, the event holds true to its surroundings, allowing any urban festivalgoer an escape from city life, if only for a day. You cannot help but connect with nature in such a beautiful mountain town! And, when you add in some good vibes, chill music, and an energizing atmosphere, you get one reggae festival that’s almost too good to be true.
This year’s fest is going to be one well-rounded reggae party
Set to go down Saturday, August 20th, the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival is an all-ages, all-day extravaganza with some of the biggest names in the reggae scene attached to the bill! The festy kicks off at 4pm with Squarefield Massive & Casa Rasta, Mike Love, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration & Roots Radics, Ky-Mani Marley, and the headlining hooligans from Hawaii themselves, Pepper. What’s notable about this particular line-up is that it not only includes large industry names, but further encompasses almost all of the reggae subgenres as well. This year’s fest is going to be one well-rounded reggae party, to say the least. Pepper brings the reggae-rock, and Mike Love is reggae-folk. Don Carlos represents roots, and Ky-Mani Marley remixes reggae with modern-day hip hop. Thus, every lover of reggae – be that of any denomination – will not be disappointed. DJs Danny Roots, Double M, Sizzlak, and Dinga will all keep the party going in between musical acts, so there won’t be one minute that passes without the opportunity to dance!
Since the festival is all-ages, it’s definitely family-friendly! There are special pricing offers for children, and kids ages 6 and under get free admission! What’s more, this year, the festival crew is introducing a grassy ‘chill-out field’, where people can take a break from the festivities to lounge in shade structures built just for the occasion. So, if you’re thinking that an all-day festival in the high heat of summer is too much to handle, keep in mind there will be a designated shaded area for attendees to rest and recharge. Also included inside the arena is a vendor village to shop collectibles and an interactive art wall, for those inspired to grab a brush!
The Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival is advertising advanced ticket discounts, starting as low as $55 if you act fast! With the founding members of Monterey’s California Roots Music and Arts Festival giving this event an official stamp of approval, potential attendees should really secure their tickets before the fest sells out. And, it’s expected to! For more information, visit the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival Facebook page and tickets to the event are available exclusively through ticketfly.com.
Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival lineup
- Ky-Mani Marley
- Israel Vibration & Roots Radics
- Don Carlos
- Mike Love
- Squarefield Massive & Casa Rasta
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
50 Highway 50
Stateline, NV 89449