Panoramic Looking at Stage
Panoramic Looking at Stage

This past weekend (Sept 16th & 17th) I had the pleasure of attending Reggae on Route 66.  This was a whole new genre for me as this wasn’t the typical reggae I’ve been accustom to.  I’m still not really sure what type if was but I over heard someone call it “Retro Reggae”.  I was expecting a bunch of Rasta type of people but this wasn’t the case.  Overall it was a pretty chill event.  There was plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the music all day.

Reggae on Route 66 Camping Area
Reggae on Route 66 Camping Area

There was one element that I haven’t seen at many events but know if they had it I’d totally be down for them… CAMPING!!!  They had an entire grass area set up for campers, both in tents and trailers.

The big headliner was Collie Buddz.  The biggest Pro I think was that you didn’t really need to fight any crowds to get a good seat.  But that Pro was also the Con of the event as not a whole lot of people showed up.  I looked at it like this… “hey if you like the music then this is the place to be.  You get to chill out with friends, smoke a little or a LOT! and just enjoy the atmosphere”.

Adding more to just your typical music event they even had a classic car show inside one of

Reggae on Route 66 Classic Car Show
Reggae on Route 66 Classic Car Show

the buildings.  They did have some pretty sick cars.  It was hard to say which was my favorite but I’m definitely leaning towards this silver beauty.

With the low attendance I couldn’t put my finger on a reason but I did have some ideas.  First was timing… this past weekend had so many other events going on I’m sure it was hard for people to decide on which to attend.  Saturday night was the Great American Smoke Out in Ontario and at the Glen Helen Amphitheater was the Nocturnal Wonderland.  Both events were only 30 minutes away.

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