Yes. Woodbury most famous for Roots, Rock and Reggae! Over the years artists have paid homage to the majestic hills of Woodbury, some of these include Steel Pulse, Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Lucky Dube, Phish, Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, Big Mountain, Burning Spear, Majek Fashek, Alpha Blonde, Culture...just to name a few.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodbury is unique- it is a natural outdoor amphitheater located in the hills of Litchfield County, Connecticut. Concert goers can camp, bring coolers, visit vendors, swim, and enjoy a hot summer afternoon while seeing a popular artist

 

 

 

Check out all of the awesome past performances here at Woodbury!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodbury 41st Reggae Festival line up

This year is like no other year in that we are celebrating 41 years of Reggae in the Hills of Woodbury!

Come and celebrate with us June 28th

Gates open at 9:00AM ; Live music starts at 11:00AM

Reggae Fest 2014 coming

this summer! Here is a look at

the line up..

 

Woodbury Ski Area Reggae Fest

Woodbury Ski Area's Annual Reggae Fest June 28th

Gates open at 9:00AM - live music starts at 11:00AM

Bring your blankets and coolers and come on out to Woodbury Ski Area's 41st Annual Reggae Festival!

Live music, food vendors, arts/crafts vendors, camping, summer tubing, skate park, creek side swimming, zorbing and zip lines.

Vendors Wanted

Volunteers Wanted

 

Call us for more info:

1(203)263-2203

 

email us:

info@woodburyskiarea.com

 

785 Washington Road

Woodbury, CT

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Woodbury Ski Area
41st Annual Reggae Festival

 

Our Reggae Festival started its roots in 1973 and has grown into a long lasting tradition.


This year Woodbury Ski Area will transform into the Summer Event of the year with live music, Summer Tubing, Zorbing, Zip-Lining, Hiking, Creek side swimming and picnicking, camping, food, arts & craft vendors and much more.

Arts and craft/food vendors interested in attending please contact 203-263-2203 for further information.

Purchase tickets at the ski area in person or by calling 203 263 2203

Purchase tickets by June 25th for our early rate of $35.00. After June 25th tickets are $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


 

The line up this year includes:

New Kingston

A young instrumental group that consists of three brothers.
Tahir slim, Courtney, and Stephen Suki fuse their reggae sound with pop, jazz and
R&B music to create a new reggae crossover sound. New Kingston has worked with
many artist such as Collie Buddz, Mr Vegas, Morgan Heritage, Gyptian, Shabba
Ranks and many more.

Papa Biggie


The already successful Reggae DJ went on to do a short stint with Byron Lee and The Dragonaires. He was also managed by The Spec Shang Limited at one point. Papa Biggy went on to produce music and manage an independent label, 218th Street Label. On his own label he produced numerous hits such as “Hidden Voices”. His inspirational songs that held on to the precious morals and values of life were also used as the theme songs for World Peace Day.

Ardie "Cuban Cohiba" Wallace 

By the late 80s, Cuban had formed his own band as the lead singer of Rhythm Force, touring with Horace Andy, Josey Wales and others. In the early 90s, though, Cuban decided he wanted to try his hand at promoting live concerts, so he put both his band and singing on hold, working instead with every major reggae artist out of Jamaica. 

Cuban single-handedly put Connecticut on the reggae concert tour map, so much so that the Mayor of Hartford proclaimed every August 15th from 2008 on to be Ardie Cuban Wallace Day and presented him with a key to the city. He’s been the subject of two major NY Times interviews, and concert promotion is what he’s been doing exclusively.

 

Marley Richard

Richard is a headliner at reggae events worldwide, Richard performs Bob Marley's songs at reggae events worldwide, Richard gives both the fans and promoters Bob Marley clothe and Bob Marley products, Richard is very media friendly, Richard gives the fans the promoters and the media love and respect, Richard originated from top legendary superstars Bob Marley, Toots {Maytals}, BB King, Keith Richards & Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Richard Brownstone is rapidly circulating worldwide via Radio TV Magazine and Newspaper, Richard gets worldwide media coverage and worldwide media love.

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Special Guest: Ky-Mani Marley

Ky-Mani Marley (born February 26, 1976) is a Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist. His name is of East African origin, and means "Adventurous Traveler". He is the only child of Bob Marley with Anita Belnavis, a Jamaican table tennis champion.
Ky-Mani was born in Falmouth, Jamaica, but at the age of nine, he relocated to the inner-city of Miami. During his youth, Ky-Mani was unaware of his musical abilities, sports being his first love. With his mother's direction, he took piano and guitar lessons and played trumpet in his high school band. In addition to tapping into his musical talents, Ky-Mani was an athlete, competing in soccer and American football. As a teenager, Ky-Mani started rapping and deejaying; his first single was "Unnecessary Badness". He became inspired as a singer after being asked to sing a hook to a song during a recording session at a studio in Miami. Ky-Mani soon began experimenting with laying tracks, at times with his brothers, StephenJulian and Damian.
Ky-Mani signed to Shang Records where he recorded his debut album in 1996 titled Like Father Like Son, and several singles: "Judge Not" with Patra, followed by "Dear Dad" (which topped the British reggae charts),[1] "Who The Cap Fit (remix)", and "Sensimelia", all of which added to his growing reputation as a master in the new generation of reggaemusicians. In 1997, Ky-Mani joined forces with Praswell (Fugees) on a hit cover of Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue". Marley appeared at Midem (international music showcase), when it was held in Miami for the first time. In the Cameo Theatre, Marley performed a set which was aired live by the Caribbean News Agency to 36 countries.
Marley became the subject of a bidding war. He signed with Gee Street/V2 Records in 1997 where he completed a collaboration with label mate P.M. Dawn on the single "Gotta Be Movin' On Up".
Marley's next recording was the 2000 release, The Journey. In 2001, he released his third studio album Many More Roads. He then went on tour and in 2004 and released his fourth studio album, Milestone. In 2007, he released Radio.
Marley played the lead role in the number one underground movie coming out of Jamaica, Shottas, directed by Cess Silvera, co-starring Spragga Benz and Paul Campbell. He went on to play the lead, Kassa, with co-star Cherine Anderson in One Love, a romantic comedy.

 

Ras Majesty and the New Vibrations Band

 

RAS MAJESTY & the NEW VIBRATIONS BAND comes correct and eclectic; fusing a smooth blend of Reggae, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz and a little something extra. The lead vocalist, MAJESTY, being dubbed as bi-coastal, borrows musicians from both coasts, keeping shows packed with peaceful energy, infectiously dancey grooves, good vibes and bouncy rhythms that make you want to move. This band can hit you deep with their feel-good love songs, but are also known for their consciousness & awareness of social struggles. The RAS MAJESTY team have worked in the studios, shared stages and appeared on albums with many artists from the Bay Area, such as Zion I, Native Elements, Andre Nickatina, Hieroglyphics, Bayonics, Living Legends, Soul Mystics and more. They are touring all summer long. Catch them with the Revolutionary Women of Reggae Tour all through out the west coast this August!!!

 

Ms. Phillye

 

 

Blessed with a strong, rich and soulful voice; singer-songwriter, and poet, Phillye. With her charismatic nature and exotic looks, there is something so familiar about her delivery and something very fresh about her sound all at the same time, She captivated listeners throughout the US as she graced the stage of various venues to deliver her stellar performances of reality based love songs. Phillye is no amateur to the music business, she has been singing for 5 years professionally on the local circuit in her hometown and throughout the U.S. She grew up singing on the church choir and has been performing solos for weddings, bar mitzvah’s and various church conventions with audiences of over 10,000 people or more. Her influences are Gospel greats like Yolanda Adams, to R&B phenoms like Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. Although these phenomenal people have had a great influence on Phillye, she is most comfortable with her own style.

A native of a small town outside of Philadelphia, Phillye was born into a musical family. Her father played guitar in the church, her brothers played instruments and went on to become successful as well, and her mother sang jazz at various local venues as well as solos in the Church. Jam sessions were a regular event in the Smith Home. Sonya Smith being her birth name, she was given the name Phillye by a famous producer who told her, "Your name is now Phillye because you're a fine Philly from Philadelphia". This name stuck. Phillye recently relocated to Kingston Jamaica for the love of reggae music, and immediately began working on her album with producers like reggae royalty Sly and Robbie, Bassman "Gideon Base", Eric "Don Rico" Dixon, Owen “Bassy” Rennals, and to name a few. She has recently released her latest single "Live Ur Life" which encourages people, both youthful and mature, to follow their heart, not the crowd and love to oneself. Her freshman single, "It's all up to you", a dancehall/r&b tune featuring one of Jamaica's up and coming Dancehall artists, Raw Raw, did well on myspace, grossing over 300,000 plays. Jah Jah light is the title of her follow-up single. Phillye's style is a blend of R&B and Reggae mixed with heartfelt lyrics about life, love, heartbreak, overcoming and starting over; it truly bridges the gap with soulful melodies that's missing from today’s music.

Phillye's poetic experience peeps its head through all of her songs. In every phrase there is a story that everyone can identify with. She opens up herself in all of her verses and enlightens. Her music is about love, life, or the pursuit of happiness. From young to old, you will be certain to find something that you can identify with and learn from after you have been in her musical presence. Sure to woo you with her warm personality, positive presence and sultry voice, Phillye is an artist on the rise, someone to watch, a singer to love!

EVERYBODY COME AND GET

 

 

J A H

 

Tickets-

presale for $35 for general Admission up to June 25th or $50.00 day of show, and $99 for VIP passes which includes over night camping on friday and saturday night, inside parking, close seating, and backstage passes. 

 

Woodbury Ski hosts catering events for family functions, church groups, birthday parties, corporate events, school outings and much more. For event booking information please email us at info@woodburyskiarea.com or call us at 203-263-2203.

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