April 6-9, 2023

35th Annual Reggae Festival

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Join us for the 35th Annual Sugarloaf Reggae Festival, presented by Baxter Outdoors, on April 6-9, 2023.

Prepare yourself for four days of music and non-stop parties at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. It's going to be another incredible year of Reggae at Sugarloaf; this season's celebration will feature two nights of music in the King Pine room, two days of outside entertainment on The Beach, three nights of music in The Widowmaker, reggae DJ's at Bullwinkle's, and more.

Mark your calendars and grab your tickets before they sell out!

Schedule of Events

Please note that all night shows are 21+ only.

In addition, you must have a concert ticket or pass to attend Friday and Saturday night shows.

Thursday, April 6

Band Location Time
DJ Ras1 The Widowmaker 9pm-12:30am, free for guests 21+

Friday, April 7

Band Location Time
Royal Hammer The Widowmaker 3pm-6pm, free for all ages
Annie in the Water The Widowmaker 9pm-12:30am, 21+ with valid ID
Mighty Mystic King Pine Room 9-10:30pm, 21+ with valid ID
10 Ft. Ganja Plant The King Pine Room 10:30pm-12am, 21+ with valid ID

Saturday, April 8

Band Location Time
DJRas1 Beach 10:30-11am, free for all ages
Matt Dolliver  Beach 11am-12:15pm, free for all ages
Green Lion Crew Bullwinkle's 11am-3pm, free for all ages
DJRas1 Beach 12:15-12:45pm, free for all ages
Royal Hammer Beach 12:45-2:15pm, free for all ages
DJRas1 Beach 2:15-2:45pm, free for all ages
Dub Apocalypse Beach 2:45-4:15pm, free for all ages
DJRas1 Beach 4:15-4:45pm, free for all ages
Joe Samba Beach 4:45pm-6pm, free for all ages
Organically Good Trio The Widowmaker 9-10:30pm, 21+ with valid ID
DELA & Steady Rock Easy  The Widowmaker 11pm-12:30am, 21+ with valid ID
Soul Rebel Project The King Pine Room 9pm-10:45pm, 21+ with valid ID
Tropidelic The King Pine Room 11:15pm-12:45m, 21+ with valid ID

Sunday, April 9

Band Location Time
Van Gordon Martin w/ Matt Dolliver Beach  11am-12:30pm, free for all ages
Green Lion Crew Bullwinkle's 11:30am-3:30pm, free for all ages
Gorilla Finger Dub Beach  1-3:30pm, free for all ages


There will be no refunds on concert tickets.

Please note that nightly concert tickets, including The Good Vibes Passes, do not include lift tickets.

    • Get Reggae-ready

      Good Vibes Pass

      The Good Vibes Pass gets you into both Friday and Saturday nights in the King Pine Room and The Widowmaker. Please note that The Widowmaker hits capacity early, and Good Vibes Passes do not guarantee you entry.


      • $60 Pre-Sale pricing now through January 21
      • $70 from January 22 through April 1
      • $75 from April 2 through April  6
      • $80 April 7 through sell out
    • TGIF

      Friday Night Only Ticket

      This ticket is valid for Friday night only in the King Pine Room and The Widowmaker; please note that The Widowmaker hits capacity early, and concert tickets do not guarantee you a spot once the venue hits capacity.


      • $30 from January 22 through April 1
      • $35 from April 2 through April 6 
      • $40 Day of Pricing April 7 through sellout 
    • Send-it Saturday

      Saturday Night Only Ticket

      This ticket is valid for Saturday night only in the King Pine Room and The Widowmaker; please note that The Widowmaker hits capacity early, and concert tickets do not guarantee you a spot once the venue hits capacity.


      • $45 from January 22 through April 1 
      • $55 from April 2 through April 6
      • $60 from April 7 through sell out

2023 Lineup

More Band Info

  • Originally from the South Shore of Boston,  DELA began playing all around the northeast while still in high school with Moon Ska Satellite recording artists Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts. He attended Berklee College of Music (1996) and William Paterson University (1998) studying jazz performance and composition.

    While living in Brooklyn and playing clubs around New York City, DELA was tapped to join American reggae stalwarts John Browns Body (2002). He recorded on the band’s first release on Easy Star Records “Pressure Points” and contributed the horn arrangements on some of the tracks.

    In 2006 while on a national tour with JBB opening for Southern California reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid, DELA was asked to become a full-time member of the band and has been touring the world with them ever since. He’s behind many of the bands iconic horn lines and is the leader of the horn section.

  • VPAL recording artist Soul Rebel Project are two time winners of the Boston Music Award's international artist of the year in both 2018 and 2019. SRP has shared stages from coast to coast with legends The Wailers, Sean Paul, Toots and the Maytals, Damian Marley, Barrington Levy, Kenyatta Hill, Freddy Mcgregor, Lee Scratch Perry, Kabaka Pyramid, Skatalites, Etana, JBB, Yellowman, Stick Figure, The Movement, Giant Panda Gorilla Dub, Iration, Fortunate Youth, New Kingston, Redman and Methodman, Mighty Mystic and many more as they've worked with world renown reggae record label VP Records. Charting # 5 on the top 100 Reggae albums on iTunes and #8 on The Billboards, SRP's first three albums have earned the band industry respect and a reputation as amazing writers, rooted in Rock Reggae and Dub Jam.

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  • Van Gordon Martin has been a veteran of the east coast music scene for over a decade, and is a part of Boston based Reggae collective Dub Apocalypse, Moroccan/Jazz/ Electronic group Club D’elf, Hip Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane’s Live band, Paul Wolstencroft of Slightly Stoopid’s Organically Good Trio, The Naya Rockers, and many others. He is also founding member of Spiritual Rez, a project witch he toured with extensively up until 2011.

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  • Gorilla Finger has shared the stage with many of their other inspirations; Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Ziggy Marley, Inner Circle, and Yellowman to name a few.

    Currently, the band is working on their third studio album, which will no doubt expand on their signature soul-rock reggae sound.

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  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant was born from a desire to play the only music most of us knew how, and to water the tree that had borne each of us such abundant fruit, and yet in the summer of 1999, seemed in danger of disappearing from the world... Roots Reggae. Being collectors of the music, we sought out many pieces of vintage equipment to make these records. At the time, most of us were out touring for several weeks at a time with John Brown’s Body. We would get off the road and run to the studio, which at the time was called Mang Studio, or, as some of us called it, home, and try out ideas for new songs. Throughout the summer’s long, sweltering sessions, we would frequently take breaks, hitting the rooftop to get a breath of fresh air and watch and wait for the next track to begin to materialize, usually right out of the thick air. Then back down to put it to tape. Raw.

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  • Royal Hammer hailing all from the way from down south in Portland, ME!


  • No, Thursday night’s concert in the Widowmaker is a free, 21+ only show

  • No, facemasks and proof of vaccination are not required. 

  • No outside food or alcohol will be permitted inside the Beach venue on Saturday. All bags will be subject to search. 

    Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the venue. 

  • During the day on Saturday, the Narrow Guage will be serving food until 6pm. There will be multiple food trucks open near the Beach as well. Pizza will be available by the slice during the evening concerts.Please note the Widowmaker will not be serving food on Saturday or Sunday during Reggae Weekend. 

    Nearby dining options include:

    • 45North
    • Sports & Fitness Center 
    • The Bag
    • Mas Amigos
    • Alice & Lulu's 
    • Shipyard
    • The Rack 
    • Gouda Boys Food Truck 

  • All outdoor and afternoon concerts are free and family friendly. Only the night shows are 21+.

  • You will need either a paper or digital copy of your ticket (found in the ticket confirmation email) as well as a Valid Photo ID.

  • Good Vibes Passes are non-transferable and only good for 1 person. All bracelets are void if removed, once you take it off it can’t be used again!

  • Unfortunately, if you purchase a 1-night concert ticket it is only valid for that night and cannot be transferred to another night. 

  • If it rains we dance in the rain! Saturday’s outdoor concerts on the Beach will go on regardless of the weather. Sunday’s concert on the Beach will be moved into the Widowmaker if the weather is not favorable to being outside. 

  • Yes, overnight event camping is permitted at the Golf Course parking lot only, and is limited to self-contained vehicles including vans and RVs. Tent camping and tiny-home trailers are not permitted. Limited spots are available, be sure to secure your camping spot here.

    Shuttles to and from the Golf Course will be available for on-call service. The Sugarloaf Explorer dispatch office can be reached at 207-237-6853.

    Please note, overnight parking is not permitted in the daytime parking lots (C-F) or along the Access Road. Violators are subject to ticketing and/or being towed.

  • Bullwinkle’s is only accessible by skiing/snowboarding, and a ski ticket is required. 

Shuttle Information 

Parking lot and condo shuttles will be running during Reggae Weekend. Shuttles to and from the Golf Course will be available for on-call service. The Sugarloaf Explorer dispatch office can be reached at 207-237-6853. See the Schedule below: 

Date Time
Thursday 8am-4:30pm
Friday  8am-1am
Saturday 7:30am-1am 
Sunday 7:30am-4:30pm

Plan Your Weekend