Seeing one of your favorite bands is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to the Lake Worth Reggae Fest, held from Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14 at Bryant Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two single-day passes (a $20 value).
- For $30, you get two three-day passes (a $60 value).
Doors open at 5 p.m. on Friday, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Now in its 15th year, the Lake Worth Reggae Fest celebrates the living tradition of reggae, from roots to dub-hop to dancehall. Past years have featured such rock-steady royalty as the Wailers, Damian Marley, and Inner Circle. For its quindecennial milestone, the festival expands to three days and temporarily lifts all local laws against dancing.
Take a closer look at the lineup, which is still being assembled.
The Dirty Heads
After finally bursting onto the national scene with 2011's chart-topper "Lay Me Down," the veteran reggae/hip-hop bards of The Dirty Heads peddle more summery SoCal vibes from their latest album Cabin By The Sea.
With a little help from Matisyahu, frontman Jared "Dirty J" Watson sets things smoldering on "Dance All Night".
Formed in Jamaica in 1973, the reggae maestros in Third World turned heads around the globe with renditions of the O'Jays' "Now That We Found Love" and "Try Jah Love," which was penned by Stevie Wonder. The continue to carry the 8-track torch today under the leadership of smooth-voiced singer William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke.
In a live appearance in the SiriusXM studio, the group retells the story of Jamaica's Morant Bay Rebellion with 1977's "1865 (96 Degress In The Shade)."
Bradley Brown came up in the gospel tradition, then jumped from jazz to rock to R & B before landing on reggae in the late '80s. A member of Safari, the laid-back drummer and vocalist has performed alongside such artists as Morgan Heritage and Akon.
Brown sings a danceable cover of Bob Dylan and The Band’s “Forever Young” at Moksha Roots 2012.
Anbesa, the dreadlocked lead singer of Army Gideon, is so full of energy, he can't help but bounce around the stage while the band powerhouses through sets that have lasted as long as four straight hours.
The group plays their hit “Fyah Burn” at a Battle of the Bands at FAU.
Founded by brothers Z and Nash Wolfgramm, Hor!zen grafts heavy metal to their island ancestry with a hard-rocking iteration of the rhythmic music.
The official video for “Killa” laments violence in underserved areas.
This female-fronted roots crew causes booties to move and brains to buzz with irresistible beats and conscientious lyrics that touch on poverty, violence, and other social injustices. Their singular style draws on an international heritage: the band members hail from Haiti, Spain, Israel, Cuba, and other locales around the globe.
Lead singer Esther Fortune recalls some of Bob Marley's most stirring ballads in “Rebel On.”