Reggae Rise Up – one of the most recognized reggae festivals in the United States with large scale multi-day events in Florida, Las Vegas, and Utah – has just announced the latest addition to their growing list of festival properties, Reggae Rise Up Maryland! Taking place over the July 29th-31st weekend at Swann Park in Downtown Baltimore’s developing Port Covington district, Reggae Rise Up Maryland is slated to deliver one of the most impressive genre-specific lineups the city has ever seen. Produced by concert and festival production and promotion company Live Nite Events, in partnership with local Maryland-based event company Steez Promo, Reggae Rise Up Maryland will join the ranks of Reggae Rise Up Florida (March 18-20), Reggae Rise Up Vegas (October 7-9), and Reggae Rise Up Utah (dates TBA).
For their inaugural festival in “The City of Firsts”, Reggae Rise Up is kicking things off to a strong start as they continue the tradition of coalescing the brightest lights in reggae for a three-day event that will undoubtedly become another pilgrimage for dedicated fans of the genre all over the world.
Headlining the festival are SoCal reggae-rock heavyweights Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads along with wildly-popular east coast favorites SOJA (who originated and are mostly still based out of nearby Arlington, VA) – all of which are some of the largest-grossing acts in the genre.
Next on the line is a healthy mix of dreamy reggae-pop from Iration, the always-popular reggae-rock party vibes of Pepper, and the conscious lyricism and acoustic jams of beloved singer/songwriter Trevor Hall.
Also in the upper ranks of the lineup are two acts that fans are sure to know and love – Minneapolis hip-hop heavyweight Atmosphere and Jewish reggae/rock/hip-hop crossover Matisyahu; both credited by extensive catalogs, incredible performances, and massive hits.
Beyond the top lines, RRU Maryland’s undercard is brimming with a who’s now and who’s next of reggae music. Rising reggae rock stars Iya Terra will demonstrate just how and why they are changing the game, Nattali Rize and HIRIE are among the stronger and more prominent female voices in reggae today, and Common Kings continue to win the hearts of audiences world-over with their pacific-island three-octave harmonies.
Keeping consistent with the local flavor and building community in each of the cities that the festival enters into, Reggae Rise Up Maryland is excited to be hosting the following local-area acts: Ballyhoo! (Aberdeen), Dale and the ZDubs (Washington DC), Joint Operation (Baltimore), and The Harbor Boys (Pasadena).
Tickets are on sale now with weekend passes starting at $100, multi-day passes starting at $90, and single-day passes starting at $45. Additionally, Reggae Rise Up will be offering official ticket and travel packages. Each package includes a 2- to-5 night stay at partner hotels in the Baltimore area, festival ticket(s), and exclusive add-ons for purchase such as afterparty/open bar access, official festival merchandise, reservations to an all-inclusive Sunday brunch, & more!
To purchase tickets or for additional information, visit Reggae Rise Up Maryland online.