Ragga Muffins: Reggae fest gives Long Beach a chance to get Irie

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With over 25,000 attendees annually, the Ragga Muffins Festival is recognized as the premiere and largest Reggae Festival in the United States featuring top international artists, reggae legends and up and coming regional acts. The 29th annual Ragga Muffins Music Festival returns to Southern California February 20-21 bringing a weekend of reggae music to the Long Beach Arena.

The two-day Music and Arts Festival continues the tradition of honoring Bob Marley, one of the greatest champions of human rights and world peace, by spreading his vision of One World, One Love through music and community.

Each day of the 10-hour Saturday and Sunday Raggamuffins Festival offers an array of international arts and crafts, food and lifestyle vendors—North America’s largest International Food and Crafts Fair—for Festival attendees’ enjoyment.

The family-friendly event offers free admission to children 12 years and under when accompanied by a paid adult. The Children’s Activity Space, provided by the “What About the Children? Foundation” is another annual tradition at the Festival, providing entertainment to kidswith storytellers, face painting and other enriching activities.

Ragga Muffins Performances* on Saturday, February 20: Shaggy • Don Carlos • Frankie Paul • Yellowman • Big Youth • Gramps Morgan • Ken Boothe • Lloyd Brown • Bajah &the Dry Eye Crew • Mystic Roots Band • Yellow Wall Dub Squad •plus more artists to be announced…

Ragga Muffins Performances* on Sunday, February 21: Barrington Levy • Gregory Isaacs • Capleton • Cocoa Tea • Tarrus Riley • Alborosie • The Mighty Diamonds •Konshens • The Aggrolites • David Kirton • The Lions • Detour Posse •plus more artists to be announced…

(* The line-up is subject to change.)

Ragga Muffin festival ticket prices are $38-$60 plus applicable service charges. Tickets may be purchased through all Ticketmaster locations including: The Long Beach Arena Box Office, F.Y.E., Ritmo Latino and Select Macy’s locations. To charge by phone: (800) 745-3000 or order online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Doors open at noon; the music begins at 1:00 pm. The Long Beach Arena is located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach.

For more information call the Ragga Muffins Festival Hotline at (310) 515-3322 or visit www.raggamuffinsfestival.com.


3 Responses to “Ragga Muffins: Reggae fest gives Long Beach a chance to get Irie”
  1. Eric says:

    see you there!

  2. SamK says:

    Capleton, scheduled for February 21, 2010, like Buju Banton, is a performer who sing songs that call for the death of LGBT people. You can read information about Capleton and lyrics to some of his songs in the “Dancehall Dossier” [link removed]

    Capleton signed the Reggae Compassionate Act, in which he promised not to perform music that promotes hatred and violence in 2007. His signed RCA form is online [link removed]. He violated that agreement before the end of 2007 and as a result had a concert in Basel, Switzerland canceled in 2008.

  3. Ras G says:

    Capleton doesn’t have any of those so-called songs ! He only sings of peace and freedom . Sam K you are wrong ! you have never listened to Capleton !