Mateel Forever Reggae Legacy is ready for the weekend – Times-Standard


Reggae on the River presents “Mateel Forever: Reggae Legacy” Saturday and Sunday at the Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway.

Reggae Legacy pays tribute to the impact of the Reggae on the River festival on southern Humboldt County and the global reggae scene for nearly four decades. Day one features Wailing Souls, Marlon Asher, Mystic Roots, Stay Positive Sound and Guerilla Takeover. Day two, a Humboldt County reggae showcase featuring Judrum, Irie Rockerz, Mykal Somer, Seed and Soil, DJs Justone and Irie Adina.

The event is for all ages. Doors open at 4:20 p.m. Discounted tickets are on sale now for Saturday for $30 in advance; tickets are $35 at the door. Sunday tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Two-day passes are available for $40. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Visit for more ticket information.

The event features food, vendors and a full bar serving those 21 and older. Get more information at

New performances

World-renowned reggae artist Nattali Rize returns to Humboldt County on September 3, bringing with her her six-piece band from Australia and Jamaica. Jamaica’s Minori will perform as the opening act.

Tickets are on sale now for this show for all ages at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. Doors open and dinner is available beginning at 7:30 p.m., with a full bar for those 21 and older. Tickets are on sale now for $20 (go to for more info) and available at Wildberries in Arcata and Redway Liquors. Tickets are $25 at the door.

This is the first time Rize has performed live at Mateel since Reggae on the River 2017.

His debut album “Rebel Frequency” is a record full of anthems. When performed live, his music is often unified in call and response.

“You can’t quantify the electric feeling we all feel when we share the experience of live music, from stage to dance floor, no boundaries between us, we have a moment to unify, harmonize and celebrate the life on the wings of music without outside interference,” Rize said. “Music is truly the healer and a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle – a modern ceremony to remember ‘we are one people’.”


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