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Las Vegas' largest reggae festival returns to Clark County Amphitheatre

Posted at 2:51 PM, Mar 05, 2018

Reggae in the Desert announces its 17th annual music festival on June 9 at the Clark County Amphitheatre, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.

This year’s festival will feature headliners Collie Buddz and Third World. Other musical performances include Mr. Vegas, Kabaka Pyramid, Cocoa Tea, The Mighty Diamonds, Arise Roots, Ras Kronik, and The Reggae Warriors.

Born in New Orleans but raised in Bermuda, Collie Buddz is the most successful reggae musician in Bermuda’s history. Collie’s demo track, “Come Around” became very popular in the reggae scenes in Europe, U.K., U.S., and Jamaica. His music career has led him to tour dozens of nations including Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Costa, Rica, England, Jamaica and Trinidad. Celebrating 43 years, Third World is one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts.

Vendors in the Caribbean Islands Vendor Village will offer a wide assortment of Caribbean-style food including jerk chicken, peas & rice and fried plantains. In addition to water and non-alcoholic refreshments, domestic and imported beers will be available. Various exhibits and Caribbean-inspired vendors will also be on site. ATMs are available.

Doors open at noon and the event concludes at 11 p.m. General admission tickets start at $19.99 and are go on sale March 1 at 10 a.m. Merchandise packages are available starting at $19.99 and include a ticket to the festival, one event poster, one event t-shirt. They are available online through June 4. Only cash is accepted at the door for tickets on the day of the show. All seats are general admission and available on a first-come-first-served basis. No re-entry is permitted. Reggae in the Desert is a rain or shine event, no refunds will be issued. To purchase tickets online, visit www.ticketfly.com. For a complete list of performance times and additional information, visit the event website at www.reggaeinthedesert.com

Blankets for lawn seating are permitted, as well as one unopened/factory-sealed bottle of water per person, still cameras (no video) and sunscreen. No weapons (with or without permit) are allowed. Other forbidden items include blow horns, balloons, umbrellas, lawn chairs, squirt and water guns, or video equipment. No consumption of any illegal substances on festival grounds. No video equipment, unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, or promotions literature.