The 33rd annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends festival is back at the San Diego Sports Arena aka the Valley View Casino Center. The festival is formerly known as “Bob Marley Day”, although now the festival name and venue have been changed. One thing is for sure, this year’s lineup made Reggae History. This festival has highlighted some of the most sensational reggae acts to date with it’s past lineups bringing big names like Stephen Marley, Gregory Isaacs, and Peter Tosh. This year featured a mixture of local talent and international stars. Tribute to the Legends 2014 honored an amazing lineup of reggae revival artists, local stars, and old favorites as we paid homage to the artists of the past.
The festival’s thirty-three year run in San Diego still makes it the largest Reggae event in San Diego. Of course, the event is still organized by Makeda Makossa and the World Beat Center, who ensure the festival’s consistent success. The unique vibe and atmosphere of this event is unmatched. The festivals performances were set on a revolving stage, which minimized waiting between sets. RollinSD has covered the event for four years now, and it has always been a pleasure working with Makeda and her team. In all my years working with the World Beat Center, everything has always been handled promptly and professionally- usually with a smile. At the show, we got some great photos of the event along with video footage of performances and interviews with a few of the artists. RollinSD was lucky enough to catch up with Jah9, Protoje and Alborosie. All of this was possible through the great coordination of management of artists and Makeda’s wonderful crew backstage. Read more