KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tourist Board has lent its support to the 17th staging of the conscious reggae festival, Rebel Salute, sponsored this year by Pepsi. The one-night roots reggae show, which brings together a variety of artistes spanning a cross section of generations, will take place on Saturday January 16 at Port Kaiser Sports Club in St. Elizabeth.
“We are delighted to be associated with this year’s staging of Rebel Salute, an event which promotes a positive and conscious image of the island’s iconic reggae music,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “This also provides the Jamaica Tourist Board with a great opportunity to showcase the South Coast to visitors who travel to the island to experience our unique and rich culture.”
A variety of local acts who have graced the international stage have been booked to perform this year. Among them the Grammy-award winning Steel Pulse, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley, Etana, Queen Ifrica, I Wayne, Gramps Morgan, Richie Spice, Marion Hall, I Octaine, Jah Cure and Tony Rebel, who conceptualized the event more than a decade ago.
Patrons attending the festival will be able to experience top quality reggae music in a healthy and wholesome environment. For information about the festival and the lineup, visit www.rebelsaluteproductions.com