Reggae Sumfest 2018 – July 15- 21, 2018 – Montego Bay , Jamaica

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Reggae Sumfest the Biggest and Best Reggae Festival Ever

If you’re going to visit Jamaica, you may as well do it during its weeklong festival of Reggae Sumfest celebrating Jamaican reggae music with concerts, dances, and parties. Reggae Sumfest takes place in mid-July in Montego Bay each year with each night of the event featuring a different theme.

Over the past 4 years DREAM GETAWAYS TRAVEL has booked hundreds of our clients traveling from across the United States and Canada looking to experience biggest and best reggae festival ever to be held in Jamaica !

As you might expect there are all kinds of accommodations near Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex including many of the top hotels in Montego Bay. You can find everything from luxury hotels and boutique accommodations to budget all inclusive resorts. If you are traveling to attend Reggae Sumfest 2018 with friends you will likely be sharing the price of accommodations, so you’ll be in good shape in any event.

Reggae Sumfest Hotels In Montego Bay

Also browse through our other list of  Hotels in Montego Bay near Reggae Sumfest 

Reggae Sumfest Concerts and Events

Events for Reggae Sumfest are spread across Montego Bay. The main concerts are held at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex (also known as the Bob Marley Entertainment Center).

Reggae Sumfest kicks off with a number of pre events leading up to main concerts take place at on Friday and Saturday at the Catherine Hall ; such as the Reggae Sumfest Beach Party held at the new Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay .

Other pre events all held at Pier 1 Montego Bay include the  Sumfest at Sunset Cruise on Monday, All White Party on Tuesday , the Blitz Retro Block Party on Wednesday and the Heavyweight Sound Clash on Thursday.

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Reggae Sumfest History

Sumfest, started in 1993 and often attracts young crowds, and features a variety of Jamaican reggae artists such as Damian “Junior Gong” Marley and Stephen Marley,The Mighty Diamonds, Toots & the Maytals, Beres Hammond, Tony Rebel,Frankie Paul, and Freddie McGregor, dancehall stars like Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Tommy Lee Sparta, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Capleton, and Lady Saw as well as international artists including 50 Cent, Rihanna and Usher.

In 2016, DownSound Entertainment, headed by Jamaican based music and media entrepreneur, Joseph Bogdanovich, purchased Reggae Sumfest from Summerfest Productions. The mission of Bogdanovich and his DownSound Entertainment Team was to turn Reggae Sumfest into a global media and festival property, taking authentic Jamaican music and culture to the world…and promoting what many term, “Brand Jamaica” to the world. Many predicted the 2016 edition of Reggae Sumfest would not do well under the new stewardship…but the exact opposite occurred…It set attendance and global streaming records. Bogdanovich and his DownSound Jamaica Team also brought in skilled global veterans in the media, festival, and concert business to help upgrade and modernize the festival into a top tier global property. They also sought to preserve the Jamaica roots and authenticity, and gave the festival renewed focus on Jamaican artists and culture with the mantra “Our Music Our Festival”.