Reggae in the Desert, one of the most successful music festivals in southern Nevada, is returning to the Clark County Ampitheater for its 12th year. The two-day music festival will take place on June 15 and June 16. The 2013 festival continues its years of impressive lineups with notable names like Steel Pulse, Luciano, Capleton Marcia Griffiths, The Green and other announced artists and bands.
The smooth vibes of reggae will include Steel Pulse, whose debut in the late ’70s is regarded by critics as a landmark of British reggae. The group began paved the way for contemporary trends by including touches of punk, dancehall and hip-hop.
Also performing is Grammy Award nominee Luciano. Known as ‘The Messenger,’ Luciano established himself in the reggae scene with hits since the early ’90s. With more than 30 albums recorded, he continues to inspire fans and promote consciousness through his lyrics.
Well-known Jamaican artist Capleton will be bringing his rootsy vibes to the desert, along with “Queen of Reggae” Marcia Griffiths, who made the Electric Slide an international dance craze with her recording of “Electric Boogie.”
At the forefront of Hawaii’s reggae scene, The Green has had rapid success on the Billboard Reggae Chart, their debut album remaining on the chart for a record 69 weeks and their sophomore album spending four weeks at number one.
The event boasts not only great music, but vendors in the Caribbean Islands Vendor Village will have Caribbean-style items for sale, food and beverages, and exhibits.
Fans should purchase tickets now for $35 as the ticket prices will go up to $40 the day of show (plus any service fees). General two-day admission is a bargain at $60. There are also a limited number of VIP two-day packages for $120 which includes an event t-shirt, event poster, artist meet ‘n greet, air conditioned VIP lounge with free wine tasting and appetizers. June in Vegas?! The air conditioning is worth the price of the VIP tickets alone! To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketfly.com.
This festival is fun for the whole family and children five and younger are free when accompanied with an adult.
For a complete list of performance times, lineup and additional information, visit the event website at www.reggaeinthedesert.com.