Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon to the Northwest World Reggae Festival at Bob's Ranch in Marcola on Sunday, August 14. Gates open at 9 a.m. Children ages 14 and under get in free with a paying adult, and kids 15–17 can receive tickets at a discounted price at the gate. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get one all-day general-admission ticket (a $40 value).
• For $40, you get two all-day general-admission tickets (an $80 value).
The 7th annual Northwest World Reggae Festival boosts the positive energy of visitors and locals alike with live music, art-centered workshops, kiosks from more than 50 vendors, and booths from local nonprofit organizations and sustainable businesses. An all-day pass for Sunday, August 14 grants beat buffs access to a smorgasbord of pulse-pounding reggae and activities until the clock strikes midnight, or until constant dancing results in a downpour. This year’s musical lineup includes Alika with LA-based Quinto Sol and the bass-riffing legend Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band. With the aid of community participation, concertgoers also gain access to free activities such as a drum workshop, a youth soccer camp, and a seminar teaching participants how to build and tie-dye a better stock portfolio.