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This year marks the third annual San Antonio Reggae Festival (not to be confused with BobFest, which was previously known as Marley Fest). The family-friendly festival, which celebrates the music and the culture surrounding it, takes place in beautiful Rosedale Park, an important hub to a vibrant and proud community.
This year’s fest, perhaps partially as a result of a stated desire to make the tickets more affordable for fest-goers, doesn’t feature any big-name acts from Jamaica (last year’s lineup boasted Yellowman, among others). But the lineup, heavy with local and regional reggae acts, still offers much to anticipate, including the first show in a hot minute from longtime San Antonio reggae act One Destiny, whose founder Obra Dread passed away earlier this year. Other acts on the bill include Roland & The Roots Riddim, Island Rose & The Vibrashens, Saltwater Slide, Arma Musical and more. Besides the live music, the fest also features drinks, food trucks, assorted cultural vendors and a children’s area.
$12, Sat July 28, 2-11pm, Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth St., (210) 772 9891, facebook.com/sanantonioreggaefest.
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