CARRABASSETT VALLEY – The largest spring skiing festival in the East, Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, is scheduled for April 10-12.
Now in its 27th year, the annual Bud Light Reggae Festival draws hundreds of spring skiing and reggae music enthusiasts for a weekend of non-stop live music, parties and the abundant corn snow.
Stick Figure, a reggae band with roots in Duxbury, Mass., will headline the three-day festival.
The band “blends upbeat roots reggae with the reverberating echoes of dub,” according to the group’s website. Stick Figure draws inspiration from Bob Marley, John Brown’s Body, Slightly Stoopid and other greats.
Eight other reggae artists will appear, including Boston-based Renegade SoundStation, which will return to headline the Friday-night Reggae Rave on April 10. The Reggae Rave will run from 9 p.m. until midnight in the King Pine Room and will feature professional lighting and sound, bringing a night-club experience to the Sugarloaf Base Lodge.
Halifax-based Dub Kartel will kick off the weekend of live performances on Thursday, April 9, in the Widowmaker Lounge.
Non-stop live reggae music will continue throughout the weekend with performances by Roots Rhythm and Dub, Soul Rebel Project, CatchaVibe and outdoor shows on Saturday by Renegade SoundStation, Kiwi and Build a Machine.
All outdoor music on the Beach will be free and open to all ages, and Friday night’s Reggae Rave will be $5 and open to anyone 21 or over.
Good Vibes passes for Saturday night’s performance by Stick Figure are $25 when purchased in advance or $35 on the day of the show.
Thursday and Friday night’s performances in the Widowmaker Lounge are $5 at the door, and open to anyone 21 and older.
All-inclusive ski and stay packages are also available for Reggae Weekend starting at $125 per person per night.