Inland Empire Reggae Festival
By: Lynn Lieu
Knot up those dreads and bust out those rasta beanies or just throw on some shorts and a T-shirt, the first Inland Empire Reggae Festival comes to the NOS Events Center this weekend. Headlining the festival is the Fully Fullwood Band lead by bass player Fully Fullwood. Fullwood has performed with the likes of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs and more. He is also the originator and leader of the Soul Syndicate Band and was a member of Peter Tosh’s Word, Sound and Power. He is joined by Tony Chin, Donovan Carless, Jawge Hughes, Vince Black and Karl Wright to complete the band. The line-up also includes World Anthem Band, Upstream, Diversifyd, Princess Rebel Rockers, Higher Lion and Diversity Rising with special guest producer and radio personality Native Wayne from Los Angeles’ FM radio station Indie 103.1.
Inland Empire Reggae Festival at the National Orange Show Events Center, Orange Pavilion, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino, (866) 514-3391; www.inlandempirereggaefestival.com. Sat, May 7, 11AM. $25 advance, $35 at the door, $50 VIP.