Utah Reggae Festival kicks off Friday in Ogden

Published July 12, 2012 12:40 pm
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The Utah Reggae Festival is this weekend!Spotlight show • The Ogden Downtown Alliance will sponsor the Utah Reggae Festival, which has quickly become one of the Beehive State's most popular festivals. Over two days, the festival will feature some of the biggest names in reggae music. Friday's lineup boasts names such as The Expendables, Tribal Seeds, the Codi Jordan Band, Know Ur Roots and Wasnatch. On Saturday, performing will be J Boog, 40 Oz. to Freedom, Tosh Meets Marley, Nkulee Dube, Sono Vero, Thrive, Natural Roots Tribe of 1 and Krisgadong. Highlights should include 40 Oz. to Freedom (named after an early Sublime song),the only Sublime tribute band sanctioned by the Sublime estate; Dube, the daughter of South Africa's most successful reggae superstar and icon, Lucky Dube; and Friday's headliner, the Santa Cruz reggae-rockers Expendables. In a Tribune interview, drummer and singer Adam Wasserman said one reason for the band's longevity is the members' fondness for one another. Until recently, he said, the band members lived within 200 yards of one another for two years.

When • Friday night at 6; Saturday at noonWhere • Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St., OgdenTickets • $27 for each day, at SmithsTix

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