We've been to Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival 2019 , and here's a recap on what took place during March 15-17.
As we entered Vinoy Park, it was obvious that the crowd was already having a great time enjoying the reggae beats of three dozen artists over the festival weekend. Art structures and paintings were on display, plus there was a massive vendor village offering items from art and jewelry to bohemian styles for everyone.
The lawns were filled with spectators celebrating Steel Pulse, who was dropping hits on the SMKFLWR Stage. Shortly after, guests made their way over to the Rise Up Stage where Stick Figure would give a stellar performance.
Over the course of the Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival, guests witnessed renowned artists such as Method Man, Redmand, and Slightly Stoopid take the stage. One of the biggest reggae music stars, Ziggy Marley, joined the festival to sing famous songs from his new album Rebellion Rises; his first album since 2016, it was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy's this February.
Reggae music has evolved since it reached American territory 50 years ago, and we're certainly glad to host such a multi-cultural festival in St Petersburg. Reggae Rise Up is definitely worth a weekend trip whether you're from out of town or a local. While you're here, you'll see why St. Petersburg has been named #1 by TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards.
Photos courtesy of Tampa Headshots