Reggae festival gets off to a wet start with lightning and rain

Reggae Rise Up continues Saturday and Sunday

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Stephen Marley plays the Reggae Rise Up Festival at the Rivers Edge in Heber City, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

Music fans braved a brief lightning storm and rain delay to hear the band Rebelution close out the first day of the Reggae Rise Up festival at the Rivers Edge in Heber City on Friday night.

Stephen Marley, Hirie and Zion I performed, along with four other bands.

The three-day festival continues through Sunday evening with seven bands playing each day, including Steel Pulse, Fortunate Youth and Atmosphere on Saturday; and, J Boog, The Original Wailers and Soja on Sunday night.