THE 2ND ANNUAL SF REGGAE FESTIVAL
Welcome to the Official Website for the 2nd Annual San Francisco Reggaea Festival. This annual event features local and national Reggae bands, island food, arts, and crafts and is the breainchild of Gussies Chicken & Waffles Owner Michelle Wilson and Manager Pia harris who is the Director of the Festival. The San Francisco Reggae Fest will be held on Saturday October 20th, 2012 from 12pm until 6 pm on Fillmore @ O'Farrell where we will have booths, stages, and a childrens activity area. The festival has partnered with other local businesses to bring in foot traffic to the Fillmore and has asked them to promote island inspired items and Reggae Bands during and after the Festival. Booths have been sold to local artists, restaurants, vendors, and businesses, so that they can sell and promote their products. The SF Reggae Fest has also collaborated with community organizations, local faith based organizations, and more in order to promote jobs and donations for the neighborhood youth for this event.This is a Free Community based event and as such we could have never done this without the help of our sponsors and community organizers including Red Stripe, SF Weekly and SinceEighty6 Grafx & Printing, The True Skool Network,and The Lovee Movement. We would also like to thank all of our Performers and DJs who are participating in what we hope will be the first of many succesful Festivals. The Fillmore takes pride in being known as San Francisco's Music District for over 30 years.
FULL EVENT SCHEDULE
Check out the Full SF Reggae Festival including the FREE outdoor festival and private evening events. View Details
EVENT SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
The SF Reggae Festival has a ton of great events planned following the FREE outdoor portion of the festival. Check out the schedule and participating venues. View Details
YOSHI'S & ELEVATE CUSINE ADD THEIR SUPPORT
Today we are happy to announce the support of Yoshi's and Elevate Cuisine. Check out their sites and Bios for more info on these amazing establishments. View Details
3 MORE ACTS ADDED
Today we are happy to announce the addition of 3 more bands to this years festival! Ancestree, Creation and Ital Souls were all a part of the festival last year and we are excited to have them back. Check out their sites and Bios for more info on these great artists. View Details
ADDITIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED
Today we added DJs Mark DiVita and Henroc to the SF Regge Festival for 2012. We're excited to have these versatile and well respected DJs. Stay tuned for more Reggae Festival announcements regarding our Roster and Special after party events!
We are proud to be bringing back Rankin Scroo and Irae Divine to the SF Regge Festival for 2012. As last year headline Talent, Rankin' Scroo has performed throughout the world and is one of the Bay Areea's top Reggae Artists. Irae Divine will also share the stage.
SPONSOR & VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT
We are excited to announe the at Red Stripe has jumped aboard and will be helping to sponsor the event and provide beverages for the beer garden.
Each week leading up to the Festival we will be featuring a different artist profile with videos and info about our featured artist.
Born and raised in Jamaica, Rankin’ Scroo is recognized world-wide as a talented singer, producer, song-writer and innovative performer.His vitality and intensity of expression carried his artistry from the Atlantic to the Pacific, pioneering reggae music in the Hawaiian Islands where he formed the Crucial Youth Production recording studio and band. Rankin’ Scroo and Ginger have won numerous awards and honors for their works and are highly regarded as veteran performers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rankin’s musical versatility has given birth to reggae rhythms and vocal styles that transcend the urban reggae music category and has led him to work with Black Uhuru, Frankie Paul, Lutan Fyah, Too Short, Keak da Sneak, E-40, Messy Marv, and Tyquan as a producer. Rankin’s cutting edge style, masterfully blended Reggae Dancehall, Hip-Hop, and R&B into a sound that has mass cross over appeal and has been emulated worldwide by Spanish speaking Reggaeton artists. Rankin’ was the pioneer of the urban reggae sound in California in the late 1990’s. Godfada, released in 2001 showcased this new genre. This album served not only as an introduction to Urban Reggae but also to Rankin’ Scroo as a solo artist. Since the album’s release, Rankin’s status as a premier artist and producer among Bay Area Hip-Hop and R&B artists has been confirmed with numerous collaborations, soundtracks, and roles in films including his latest piece, “Cop and a Badman”. Rankin’s latest offering “SOLID”, is a showcase of his authentic Jamaican sound and style.