Reggae Fest, hitting Bryant Park Amphitheater on April 8 and 9, has a new look, organizers say.
Hoping to make the festival bigger, AOS Live, the event management company that took over Reggae Fest this year, added a larger main stage in the grass field by the Intracoastal to go with the concert band shell stage inside the park. Also expect to see more national acts, including Matisyahu and Black Uhuru.
“We want to bring in heavy hitters who normally skip over this town,” said Matt Krug, AOS Live co-owner. “We’re stepping it up. Before the festival had local acts you could find in any bar.”
Twelve acts are scheduled to perform starting with The Ellameno Beat at 6 p.m. on Friday.
AOS Live is producing the event, now in its 18th year, with Deuterman Productions.
Krug said the city asked AOS Live to take over producing Reggae Fest after the company staged such successful events as Hallowscream, Octoberfest and a New Year’s Eve Block Party.
General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the show. VIP tickets are $65 in advance and $70 on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased atwww.ticketmaster.com/Bryant-Park-tickets-Lake-Worth/venue/107638.
Krug said the event, expected to attract up to 10,000 people, is the second most popular behind the annual Street Painting Festival.
“Not only does it bring out Lake Worth residents, but we draw people from all over [Palm Beach] county who would never come to Lake Worth,” Krug said.