The second annual Inland Empire Reggae Music and Art Festival will return to the National Orange Show on May 12 with Pato Banton and the Now Genration among other acts.
Besides Banton, Admiral Bailey, Better Chemistry, Shoreline Roots, Kingston 13 Band, and Higher Lion will perform and other artists will be announced later.
Event promoter Garrett Management Group in collaboration with Stone’s & Chin’s Jamaican Restaurant and Bakery announced the return of the event on Tuesday.
“We’ve received calls from bands as far as South America, Europe, and Africa expressing interest in participating with the unfortunate cancelling of the Ragga Muffins Festival in Long Beach,” said promoter Alton Garrett in a news release. “The Inland Empire Reggae Music and Art Festival is filling a void for quality reggae in Southern California this summer.”
There will be a new art aspect of the music festival, featuring world-renowned ethnic visual artist Charles Bibbs, according to the news release, as well as the Art 2000 Visual Art Association and other local artists and vendors.
The National Orange Show is at 689 S. E St. in San Bernardino.
Tickets can be purchased at www.inlandempirereggaefestival.com or 1-888-718-4253.
During March, tickets will be available for a promotional price of buy one for $30 and get one free. The promoter is also accepting vendor applications.
Video of the fest can be found here: