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After three years apart, Ithaca Reggae Fest, dedicated to protecting Lake Cayuga through a conscious celebration of the legendary Ithaca reggae community and its history, is thrilled to return to Stewart Park in Ithaca, New York, next weekend, June 17th and 18th. 2022.
The festival weekend kicks off on Friday 17 June with a free welcome party from 5pm to 9pm at Stewart Park Grand Pavilion with internationally renowned British producer Mad Professor paying tribute to his recent and also legendary friend Jamaican producer Lee. ‘Scratch’ Perry with local star DJ Double Tiger opens next to Onhawk’s special performances by the Mohawks and GIAC Jumpers.
The next day, Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Ithaca Reggae Fest returns with a full day of reggae, yoga, water education, skateboarding, art, food, dance and more. The setting for the day, which will begin at 9 a.m., will be set by Yoga Farm festival members leading 108 sun salutations followed by a Qi Gong breakfast and tea ceremony before a Gayogo cultural celebration. hó꞉nǫ and a circle of community drums with Otha Day to mark the beginning. of an incredible musical formation.
Closing with the main performances of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant mixed by legendary Jamaican producer Scientist and Jamaican conscious and revolutionary artist Kabaka Pyramid, both making their Ithaca debut, Saturday’s lineup includes some of the best reggae bands in all of New York State. From Brooklyn-loving rockers The Far East and vinyl fan JonnyGo Figure to Syracuse Root Shock reggae favorites, Saturday at Ithaca Reggae Fest will include the debut of Ithaca’s Sim Redmond Band along with the return of Mosaic Foundation and Thousands of One festival.
Dedicated to protecting Cayuga Lake, the Ithaca Reggae Fest is proud to present its Education Village throughout the day, which will feature numerous water protectors from all over New York and the United States, including the Audubon Society. Community Science Institute, Cayuga Nature Center and many more. with interactive exhibits for everyone. With a focus on the family, the Youth Village presented by the Childhood Development Council, New Roots Charter School and YEM, will feature youth programming throughout Saturday, from family yoga and storytelling to drum circles and a special performance by the Hangar Theater. “Three birds.”
And focusing on art, Ithaca Reggae Fest is delighted to partner with the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) and famed artist Jay Stooks to host its Art Village with numerous local, regional and national artists who create art throughout Saturday raising revenue to benefit the 50th anniversary of the GIAC.
Throughout this Ithaca Reggae Fest, in collaboration with USA Skateboarding and Etnies Shoes, he is very excited to present his Skateboard Village which hosts the 1st Annual Flat Attack US Pro / Am Championships of Flatland Freestyle Skateboarding. Free attendance and registration open to all, the qualifying rounds will be held on Friday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. before the Saturday, June 18 championships from 2 to 7 p.m., all on Stewart Park tennis courts.
Gathering the community, tickets for the triumphant return of the 4th annual Ithaca Reggae Fest are now on sale with children under 16 admitted free of charge with a parent or guardian.
Tickets and information can be found at IthacaReggaeFest.com.