Ky-Mani Marley performs at the Vallarta Reggae Festival

Ky-Mani Marley performs at the Vallarta Reggae Festival

The Puerto Vallarta Reggae Festival is March 25, 2016 from 6 to about 10:30pm, with gates opening at 4pm. Around 10,000 reggae lovers are expected to come together for this unique festival.

The outdoor venue is conveniently located at the oceanside Mega Flamingos event area. This is behind the Mega grocery store in the south Hotel Zone behind the Mega grocery store.

The Vallarta Reggae Festival will feature performances by several international artists and groups including Ky-Mani Marley, Kassiano, La Yaga and Maurice Englishmen and more to be announced.

Prices start at $16 USD and go up to $113 USD for the VIP lounge. You can buy your tickets on at

The headlining act is Ky-Mani Marley, son of the famous reggae musician Bob Marley. Ky-Mani was born in Jamaica, but moved to Miami at a young age. His mother encouraged him to take piano, guitar and trumpet lessons while in high school.

As a teenager, Ky-Mani started rapping and deejaying. His first single was Unnecessary Badness. He became inspired as a singer after being asked to sing a hook to a song during a recording session at a Miami studio. Ky-Mani soon began experimenting with laying tracks.

Ky-Mani signed to Shang Records where he recorded his debut album in 1996 titled Like Father Like Son and he followed this with six more albums including his latest, Maestro, which was released in 2015.

Also performing at the festival is Roger Kassiano Smith. He was born in Jamaica and began his musical career at the age of six. He continued his music education all through grade school, high school and university. His performances, punctuated with spontaneity and a stage presence that commanded the full attention of his audiences, won him the Best New Artist Award in 1990. He has performed all over the world and on many TV shows.

With an ever growing concern for the energy imbalance on the planet, Kassiano transmits a message of peace and well-being through his music and the creation of abundance on all levels of consciousness. This effort has prompted him to create his ecological development Real de Talpa in Talpa de Allende, Jalisco.

There are more bands strumming up the lazy upbeat tempo of reggae. It promises to be a great show.