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Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest

Posted by Ras_Adam 
Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 26, 2014 11:45AM
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 26, 2014 01:53PM
I'm going to this festival for sure. I check this festival website often, and was thrilled that they added Johnny Osbourne and Sister Carol to the lineup fairly recently (in place of Pato Banton and Everton Blender, who both disappeared from the lineup for whatever reason).

This festival is an old-school reggae fans dream, which is why I will be there!
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 26, 2014 02:01PM
Long Beach is my home town - I will be there.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 26, 2014 04:57PM
looks amazing. Always love the Queen Mary Park reggae fests. Crucial crew will be mobbing deep. C U guys there.

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 26, 2014 05:02PM
Nice, Big Ship coming! And the nice price, that would be a $80 ticket in Santa Cruz.
A show where the performer is the promoter, don't see that around here too much either.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 26, 2014 10:35PM
$30!! Great price for that line-up.

Peace
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 27, 2014 08:34PM
Great lineup, and Freddie promoting in California? Wish I could be there.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 28, 2014 08:35PM
gonna be some real nice shoes up on that stage!!!

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Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 29, 2014 05:47PM
This looks like a great fest to welcome the Fall harvest season. Freddie, di captain, was one of my top picks for SNWMF this year (and next!!), so I am seriously considering bringing the fam down to Long Beach for the weekend. Love the reasonable $, family vibes, and solid roots lineup. Is this the first year for this fest or has it been running for a while now? Large up to Big Ship Productions, hoping to make this voyage a reality!
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 29, 2014 06:46PM
Isn't there always a queen mary reggae fest at the end of the summer? The name.may change but there is always a queen mary reggae fest of some sort



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teachdem
This looks like a great fest to welcome the Fall harvest season. Freddie, di captain, was one of my top picks for SNWMF this year (and next!!), so I am seriously considering bringing the fam down to Long Beach for the weekend. Love the reasonable $, family vibes, and solid roots lineup. Is this the first year for this fest or has it been running for a while now? Large up to Big Ship Productions, hoping to make this voyage a reality!
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 29, 2014 06:52PM
Nice! Great to know its a long going tradition. Has Freddie always been the promoter? I live in the Bay Area so never hit this one before, this year may be the first.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 29, 2014 07:37PM
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teachdem
....Is this the first year for this fest or has it been running for a while now?!


flyer sez first annual...

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Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 30, 2014 03:35AM
I will be DJing at this event
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 30, 2014 01:02PM
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bigvein
Isn't there always a queen mary reggae fest at the end of the summer? The name.may change but there is always a queen mary reggae fest of some sort

I worked a fest at the Queen Mary Park about 5 years ago... As I recall the promoters were from Belize, Big Ship wasn't involved. Lineup was nice that year though. I didn't catch the openers that year but by the time we got there the lineup was Warrior King, Baby Cham, Lady Saw, Junior Reid and Shabba Ranks. Shabba absolutley killed it and watching his set was a nice way to end the tour I had been on.
AJ
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 30, 2014 04:05PM
Huge lineup.................................I like it.
Now that we live in Tucson, Arizona we might be able to make this Jerk Fest. Weekend in Long Beach.

Sure looks like a Saturday lineup at the wonderful SNWMF...grinning smiley



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Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 30, 2014 05:33PM
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Isn't there always a queen mary reggae fest at the end of the summer? The name.may change but there is always a queen mary reggae fest of some sort


I believe the one you are thinking of BV is the 'Old School Jam' which ran in the 90's through the first part of the 2000's-usually one day only on a Sunday with some pretty massive lineups. In June , 2000, Prezident Carter and I went to the first 2 days at Sierra Nevada, then flew to LA from Sacto for the Old School Jam at Queen Mary Park--mainly to catch Linval Thompson's first ever appearance on the West Coast...lineup was massive ..Leroy Sibbles , Johnny Clarke, Michigan and Smiley, Mikey Jarrett, Barrington Levy, and JUSTIN HINDS! This Jerk Fest lineup is quite consistent with all of those Ol School Jams lineups.

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This looks like a great fest to welcome the Fall harvest season. Freddie, di captain, was one of my top picks for SNWMF this year (and next!!

Teach Dem...Freddie is one I will always forward to Sierra until it happens!! Big Ship seems to pick his spots now when it comes to festivals. He recently played the Galveston Reggae Fest near Houston(2013) and this one near LA--these gatherings are really going to have turnouts that are predominantly Jamaican-so its cool to see him try and cater to the JAmaicans living inna foreign--I'd still like to see him at Sierra though-sooner than later. .....Don't sleep on Chino either who is on this Long Beach bill--I caught him with the BIG SHIp in Austin in 2010 with Laden and it was one the best shows I've seen in Texas.

I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..



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Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 30, 2014 06:16PM
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papaken

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This looks like a great fest to welcome the Fall harvest season. Freddie, di captain, was one of my top picks for SNWMF this year (and next!!

Teach Dem...Freddie is one I will always forward to Sierra until it happens!! Big Ship seems to pick his spots now when it comes to festivals. He recently played the Galveston Reggae Fest near Houston(2013) and this one near LA--these gatherings are really going to have turnouts that are predominantly Jamaican-so its cool to see him try and cater to the JAmaicans living inna foreign--I'd still like to see him at Sierra though-sooner than later. .....Don't sleep on Chino either who is on this Long Beach bill--I caught him with the BIG SHIp in Austin in 2010 with Laden and it was one the best shows I've seen in Texas.

Give thanks Papa, I wonder if the year you mentioned above was when Linval played at SNWMF in Marysville for the first time. I was there and I cant quite remember the whole lineup, but Im sure there were a number of other classics there as well.

As far as Freddie goes, last time, and maybe the only time (?) I caught him was at Reggae Rising maybe 5 years ago, Chino also performed. Freddie was so good, so nice, and so smooth.

My two top picks for this year were Freddie and Cocoa Tea. I was pretty disappointed to see neither of them announced, but am confident they will bless the stage some time in the future.
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July 30, 2014 06:50PM
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Give thanks Papa, I wonder if the year you mentioned above was when Linval played at SNWMF in Marysville for the first time. I was there and I cant quite remember the whole lineup, but Im sure there were a number of other classics there as well.

Actually, 2001, the first year at Angels Camp, was when Linval played Sierra. That was one of two years that I missed but I do have a fairly nice sb recording of Linval.

I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 30, 2014 10:21PM
Queen Mary reggae fest was my 1 and only time seeing Sugar Minott.

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 30, 2014 11:23PM
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teachdem
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papaken

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This looks like a great fest to welcome the Fall harvest season. Freddie, di captain, was one of my top picks for SNWMF this year (and next!!

Teach Dem...Freddie is one I will always forward to Sierra until it happens!! Big Ship seems to pick his spots now when it comes to festivals. He recently played the Galveston Reggae Fest near Houston(2013) and this one near LA--these gatherings are really going to have turnouts that are predominantly Jamaican-so its cool to see him try and cater to the JAmaicans living inna foreign--I'd still like to see him at Sierra though-sooner than later. .....Don't sleep on Chino either who is on this Long Beach bill--I caught him with the BIG SHIp in Austin in 2010 with Laden and it was one the best shows I've seen in Texas.

Give thanks Papa, I wonder if the year you mentioned above was when Linval played at SNWMF in Marysville for the first time. I was there and I cant quite remember the whole lineup, but Im sure there were a number of other classics there as well.

As far as Freddie goes, last time, and maybe the only time (?) I caught him was at Reggae Rising maybe 5 years ago, Chino also performed. Freddie was so good, so nice, and so smooth.

My two top picks for this year were Freddie and Cocoa Tea. I was pretty disappointed to see neither of them announced, but am confident they will bless the stage some time in the future.

I caught Freddie as an opener at the mountain winery about 2 years ago. Along with beres Hammond I put big ship fam in my too tier of artist i have not seen at Sierra yet. Pleaser bring either or both to boomville in da '15!
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 30, 2014 11:40PM
Freddie McGregor and the Big Ship crew were excellent at Reggae Rising 2009. Chino and Laden were good, but not great, like Freddie. Gentleman, Marcia Griffiths and FG were the highlights of that crazy day.


Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
July 31, 2014 02:44AM
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papaken
Actually, 2001, the first year at Angels Camp, was when Linval played Sierra.

thumbs up
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
August 07, 2014 05:26PM
ANY one going to this Fest??

I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
August 07, 2014 09:11PM
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papaken
ANY one going to this Fest??

I will be in the hiz-zous.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
August 07, 2014 11:04PM
Crucial fam will be there with the Tamlins!

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
August 08, 2014 12:32AM
Always a good time at the queen mary park!
Ill be there

Respect Same Way
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
August 08, 2014 12:33AM
Boardie mash-up pon the Queen!

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
August 13, 2014 07:03PM
SOUNDS IRIE to me

I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
August 13, 2014 11:49PM
Really looking forward to this festival! In fact I want to spend the extra money to get a VIP ticket, since it advertises seating and better stage viewing areas. For those that have been to this venue before, how is it setup? Where would the seating be at, and how much closer would the better stage viewing area be?
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 11, 2014 02:00AM
Any updates on this festy? Are all artists still confirmed? Roll call for this fest from boardies...wa gwan!!
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 12, 2014 04:39AM
I've been eyeing this one...I think I'll make it and head up the coast back home...
I wonder if any jerk seasoning will be for purchase? Mmmmm
I'm thinking of staying on the queen Mary if the rates are reasonable?
Am also wondering if all the acts are still on ? And if that Friday or Saturday there will be any of the acts playing anywhere in the area?
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 12, 2014 04:26PM
gonna try and make it!

I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 12, 2014 07:33PM
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papaken
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Isn't there always a queen mary reggae fest at the end of the summer? The name.may change but there is always a queen mary reggae fest of some sort
I believe the one you are thinking of BV is the 'Old School Jam' which ran in the 90's through the first part of the 2000's-usually one day only on a Sunday with some pretty massive lineups.

Ive been to that venue three or four times for Reggae Festivals. The ones Ive been to were produced by Pupa Curly from Belize. The Old School Jam produced by Barbara Barbino started out at the Lagoon in front of Hyatt Hotel and then moved to the Queen Mary Park for a couple of shows before ending.

Its a quite a scenic venue with the backdrop of the Long Beach skyline, the Queen Mary and the harbor.

There were things I didnt like: parking is in the lot for the Queen Mary and it was a hefty charge and gestopo-like security lurking around worried you might smoke a joint or drink a beer and offend all the tourists...if you hung around your car before going in they would quickly come by and tell you to move on. There was always a long line with intrusive searches and lots of people cutting the line...Jamaican-Stylee. Inside there was no shade and one year you had to drink your beer in a beer garden which was just a small area enclosed by a chain-link fence, like you were in jail.

Of course, that was years ago, things will most likely be different now, especially with a different promoter...but who knows, its still a major tourist area so you take your chances for a first year show.

@ Gabe...I think the Queen Mary rates are high for the dinky little room you get...one year we stayed at a hotel right next to the venue and it was great and cheaper. Can't remember the hotel name but you should be able to find it.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 26, 2014 06:31PM
2 days everyone! Who's all going? Should be a great day all around. We are staying at the Queen Mary so if any fam comes down hit I up!

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 27, 2014 06:58PM
Freddie was at the dubclub wed night making his rounds advertising for the show... should be a great time tomorrow!

Respect Same Way
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 27, 2014 11:48PM
photo gail zucker
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 28, 2014 02:54PM
Great shot! I will be driving The Tamlins back with me to Big Bear! Link up so-cal if u wanna chill or dub it!

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 28, 2014 04:21PM
I hope to see some of you there! Bless!

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 29, 2014 07:19PM
too much going on here in Austin with my kids (children by the way , not goats)...man I hope you guys enjoyed it -wish I coulda been there

I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 30, 2014 01:21AM
Jerk's shouldn't put on reggae festivals. Worst sound system I ever heard. I think it was borrowed from some janky ass pawn shop. Just my ever so humble opinion.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 30, 2014 05:07AM
that was studio first sound i believe...
great show other than the sound... felt like a yard inna lotta ways

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Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 30, 2014 08:17PM
Sound was terrible lighting was way worse. Line-up was stellar, super fun time!

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
September 30, 2014 08:18PM
U were there higrade1?
confused smiley

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 01, 2014 04:21AM
How did di captain do? Was he the headlining act? Did he kill it?
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 01, 2014 07:25AM
sorry Danny, that was me posting from his computer...
Freddie killed it but let the Abyssinians close out the show
Other than the boss freddie, johnny osbourne the tamlins and sister carol were the highlights for me

Respect Same Way
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 01, 2014 03:39PM
Did Sis n Johnny do Black Cinderella together?
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 01, 2014 05:49PM
@ Haile, unfortunately no. The second half (big name) acts were rushed due to time constraints. I was hoping for a little on stage collab with at least some artists. hard to come by 3 the hard way now a days! winking smiley

~Highest Heightz Every Time~
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 01, 2014 06:14PM
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Danny Crucial
Sound was terrible lighting was way worse. Line-up was stellar, super fun time!

So, how about someone with a review of the overall festival experience, thats whats important to me when considering whether or not to attend a festival or concert.

A stellar line-up is obviously an important factor but that doesn't necessarily lead to having a super fun time, at least for me.

Based on prior experiences, I'm especially cautious when it comes to a first-time reggae festival production.. There will always be some unforseen problems or issues...it just depends on whether or not they are significant enough to spoil the overall experience.

If someone told me upfront the sound system will be terrible, I would not be spending my money and day attending the festival regardless of how great the lineup is.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 01, 2014 07:47PM
It was an awesome festival! Arrived a little late(5.30) but we still got parking less than 100 yards from the entrance and We got to see: Admiral Tibet, Johhny O, U-roy, Ken Boothe,The Tamlins Freddie, and The Abyssinians!(and a few other acts, I actually really liked the tune that stephen and chino did, the reggae roots or something??)
Sound wasn't the best but when is it ever perfect? I absolutely loved the showcase style show with one backing band!! Never seen it In Cali! it was awesome and really kept the vibes flowing! Friendly crowd and
good people, everyone knew the words to all the hits!!! ha ha I have never seen that at a festival!



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Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 02, 2014 02:29AM
How was the food?
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 02, 2014 03:57AM
Other than the sound the festival was great in every way... this year was a small budget event but after how successful it was the big ship camp told me they plan to do it much bigger and better next year

Personally I really like more artists playing shorter sets (yard style) it forces the artists to not waste any time

hopefully next year were not inna severe drought because one thing that was missing from years past at queen mary park was the lush green grass to sit on

Respect Same Way
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 03, 2014 06:40PM
Just spoke to Sister Carol, an she say it was the most fun she's had a show in years! She say she dance n dance n dance.... great performances from nuff veterans in the music! She say the sound was not great, but the vibes were so high it out weighed that issue...
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 03, 2014 09:12PM
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tahoearmada

Personally I really like more artists playing shorter sets (yard style) it forces the artists to not waste any time

Agreed I dont care for the american big festival idea that all these artists need XX minutes. Some of the old time(and new) dancehall DJs never really worked in this band for 45 minutes format for most of their career, too many short song carrying on and on and on. Better they just bust a few medleys or better yet singer tag team with DJ etc on a set. Same thing with singers in some cases. IMO it makes the fests more exhausting with less content. All those artists would take 2 stages in a big fest. I would prefer to see them all stay put and catch a little bit of everything. Let the really big artists with deep catalogs work longer.
Re: Sept 28th 2014 Long Beach Jerk Fest
October 04, 2014 04:06PM
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