Even before I moved to Topanga Canyon some five years ago, I would always make it a point to attend the annual Reggae On The Mountain Festival. Besides being a nature paradise, Topanga is bursting with musical history. This festival, in my opinion, is one of the best. This is the ninth year that the festival is being put on by Label 27, happening Saturday, July 14, 2018 and Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 11 AM until- 8 PM, giving us two days of incredible music from international stars and heavy-hitting local bands.
This year’s festival features: Toots & the Maytals, Derrick Morgan, The Rastafarians, Junior Toots, Empress Akua, Ital Vibes, Johnny Luv, Pachamama, The Originators, Barrington Levy, Pato Banton, The Lions, Arise Roots, Bodhi Rock, Prime Livity, Cali Conscious, After The Smoke, Yesai, Irie Nature and Eureka Sound. (See the full schedule below.)
Reggae On The Mountain raises money for the Topanga Community Club–a 68 year-old nonprofit with an aging building that’s used for everything from children’s classes to Narcotics Anonymous meetings. So, not only do you get to hear great music, but you are also helping a great cause when purchasing a ticket.
VIP entry includes open bar, shaded VIP lounge access, premium front row stage access and private restrooms. Topanga Community Center, 1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga CA 90290. Ticket Prices: Saturday and Sunday $49.99; 2 Day Pass $79.00, VIP pass $124.99 VIP two Day Pass $224.99
The schedule is:
Saturday, July 14th
Toots & The Maytals, Derrick Morgan, The Lions, Junior Toots, Empress Akua, Ital Vibes, Johnny Luv, Pachamama and The Originators.
Sunday, July 15th
Barrington Levy, Pato Banton, The Rastafarians, Arise Roots, Bodhi Rock, Prime Liberty, Cali Conscious, After The Smoke, Yesai, Irie Nature and Eureka Sound.