$24 for one ticket to Jamaica Day Reggae Festival (up to $40 value)
When: Saturday, July 11, at 3 p.m.
Where: Howard County Fairground
Door time: 1 p.m.
Ticket values include all fees.
$2 parking on the fairgrounds
Jamaica Day Reggae Festival
The festival’s mission: to support the Jamaica Education For The Poor Foundation, which funds leadership training for at-risk Jamaican youth, and supports efforts to build an Arts and Cultural center in Maryland
Its second mission: to fill audiences with serenity as they sway in the sunlight to reggae acts
Tony Roy’s authentic reggae sound comes from: being born in St. Thomas, Jamaica, where he started a high-school band called Chosen People that found international success with singles such as “Just Gwaan”
As a solo artist: Tony’s conquered DC with his backing band Yawd Link, and scored the 2009 award for Best Reggae Recording at the DC Reggae Awards
Rootical reggae artist Da Real Storm’s claim to fame: winning two 2014 Washington DC Reggae Awards for Best Female Performer and Album Of The Year
Also Appearing: Intellect | Little John | Josey Wales | Delly Ranks | Lady G | Robert French | Frankie Sly | Monsoon | Mucho | Lady Flame | Nikoli | Ras Slick
How to give your belly good vibes: by indulging in Jamaican jerk chicken and pork