Every January, thousands of reggae music lovers make the pilgrimage to Rebel Salute for a world-class event that delivers a spectacular experience of authentic roots reggae, wholesome culture and healthy living.
For over two decades, Rebel Salute has brought the richest traditions of reggae music to one of the largest and most discerning audiences of any music festival in the Caribbean.
Reggae artiste Tony Rebel pioneered and has preserved a unique family-friendly event that promotes the most positive aspects of reggae music, and by extension the best of Jamaican culture.
Set in a vast venue that overlooks the Caribbean Sea, the festival offers “Saluters” a range of locally and internationally acclaimed artistes who perform from dusk ‘til dawn, food vendors who only serve healthy “ital” cuisine, and an arts village with an array of indigenous jewelry, clothing and craft items on sale. Rebel Salute has maintained a strict no-meat, no-alcohol policy that has set the event apart from all others, since its inception.
In 2016, Rebel Salute introduced its newest innovation – the “Herb Curb”. The enclosed adults-only area features exhibits, herb practitioners, educators, speakers and medical professionals who explore everything from the sacramental to the medicinal marvels of marijuana. The Herb Curb also features a smoking lounge by the seaside.
The festival also offers a campsite, conveniently located on a grassy area adjacent to the festival grounds, only steps away from a beautiful beach washed by the Caribbean Sea. Hailed today as a spiritual renaissance, Rebel Salute has become the bedrock for the exposure and celebration of Jamaican roots music, and the festival of choice for the reggae connoisseur.
Our 25th Anniversary promises to be exciting and we look forward to seeing you at the Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Priory St. Ann on January 12 and 13 2018 for “The People’s Show”.