For Immediate Release:
July 1, 2016
The 2016 Legends of Rasta Reggae Festival tour Update
Organizers have been unable to secure locations for the 2016 Festival tour during the timeframe they wanted, as there are conflicts with other events near locations due mainly to ongoing political events and security concerns.
We now are focusing on securing locations in 2017 if we can get by the ever-expanding cost of security to produce the Festival in todays terror alerts status, and may make it almost impossible to put on large events until the threat level is lowered. When and if that happens in the near future, we will of course produce the Festival again in several markets.
Normal Dates/Times: SAT. & SUN. Start Noon-1:00 PM End-10:00 Or 11:00 PM
Benefiting Local Organization: That Provide “Food For The Hungry And Help For The Homeless”
Admission: $20 Pre-Sale, $25 Day Of Show, Available At www.lORRF.com
Special Admission: Noon To 2:00 PM To 4:00 Pm, Both Days’ Fans Can Enter For A $15 Donation Or $20 In Nonperishable Food
Kyles estimates that three-quarters of this genre’s fans are barred by geography from attending most events, and looks at the 2017 tour as an opportunity to expand the festival’s reach so more people can attend.
“Most reggae festivals are held on the West Coast and Florida, so fans in other parts of the country don’t have the chance to attend reggae & world music festivals,” Kyles said.
He blames this geographic isolation for a misconception by critics that reggae music isn’t relevant on today’s music scene, despite polls showing a significant interest and fan base.
The Festival’s theme is ”Good Karma” is focusing on, and featuring Women and Native Americans reggae and world beat artist including the Tour’s own “Good Karma Devas”. Past Performers
The diversity of America is a reflection of the diversity of the Festival and the diversity of Reggae and World music inspires those attending to want to help as its in their nature, to help services organizations that provide “Food for the Hungry and Help for the Homeless”.
In 1991 the Festival introduced the tradition of asking the public for can and bags of nonperishable foods as admission. Over the last 25 years, this tradition has generated approximately $2,000,000 in cash and well over two million pounds of food, school supplies and books for nonprofit organizations throughout the US. Past Festival 1991 to 2012 the Festival
Off Stage Activities
One of the long-standing and very popular activities of the Festival is the Drum Circle, where fans are invited to bring their drums and participate with other drummers and music from the Drum Stage.
Diversity is never more prominent than the vendors at the Festival, from the Food Court severing Island favorites to go with down home-style goodies, to the unique gifts and stuff sold by the Arts & Craft Market vendors. Fans that have attended LORRF understand as the event draws shoppers and fans from in and out side of America.
Tattoo Village (Some Markets) a new attraction to the Festival, with over 25, of the areas and US top Tattoo artist creating Art Ink in safe and sterile environments offering, permanent, temporary or Hanna tattoos and Tattoo removal.
The “Good Karma” Festival features performances by the new generation of reggae and world beat music superstars and select “Legendary” acts. A core group of 20-25 acts are selected by the Founder to be part of the Tour each year. Past Performers In each city on the Tour, local bands are added and. Other Dance Troupes, Jugglers, DJ’s and poets may provide offstage entertainment including a Kids Area featuring games, storytellers and more.
Diversity is never more prominent than the vendors at the Festival, from the Food Court severing island favorites to go with popular Festival down home-style goodies, to the unique gifts and stuff sold by the Arts & Craft Market vendors. Fans that have attended pass Festivals, understand, the event draws shoppers and fans from in and out side of America. A core group of vendors travel from city to city with the Tour each year. Click To Register For Vendor Space
The Legends Of Rasta Reggae Festival, formally the Bob Marley Festival Tour, (LORRF) is always about Love, Unity and the messages of Bob Marley and other Roots Ratsta artist.
PO Box 8305
Houston, Texas 77288
NO FOOD, BEVERAGES, GLASS, CONTAINERS, FIREARMS ALLOWED INTO FESTIVAL BY FANS
If you are a company looking to
target a niche market and would like to be a part of the Good Karma Festival, you need to head over to our sponsorship area, complete the form and download this year’s sponsorship kit. Someone from the Good Karma Tour will give you a call and discuss how you can been seen!
We thank you for your consideration in reference to Sponsoring ”Good Karma” Festival Tour, produced by LORRF (Legends of Rasta Reggae Festival, formally the Bob Marley Festival Tour).
Sponsors have played a crucial role in the success of the Festival Tour through the years. With that support and additional aide, the event has been able to generate generous donations for the involved 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations; It’s really a Win-Win for all involved. With your help and support we hope to increase the donations in the upcoming festival by 25%. The Festival’s mission statement’s main focus is to benefit services and organizations that provide, “Food for the Hungry and Housing for the Homeless”.
In 1991 the Festival introduced the now very popular tradition of asking the public for bags of nonperishable foods as admission or five or ten dollar donation during the first hours of the Festival, benefiting participating nonprofits. Over the last 25 years, this tradition has generated approximately $1,706,000 in cash and well over two million pounds of food, school supplies and books for nonprofit organizations throughout the US. Past Festivals and the upcoming festival’s mission statement’s main focus is to benefit services and organizations that provide, “Food for the Hungry and Housing for the Homeless”
We are sure your company can benefit from sponsoring the Festival. The media exposure, corporate image enhancement, banner signs, networking and other public relations values attributed to being involved with this popular community orientated event, not to mention a variety of other tie- marketing opportunities.
Be sure to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, http://email@example.com to request a Sponsorship Kit which highlights demographics and other important information.
Request Guidelines: We except sponsorship Kit request by E-mail only and must be sent from your company e-mail accounts, we do not except personal e-mail accounts request, example, Jay@resourseit.org-GOOD, Headwear@gmail.com-BAD, we will forward sponsorship Kit after considering and approving your request; in some cases we may require additional information please be sure to include why company is considering sponsoring the Festival in your request.
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the LORRF’s (formally the Bob Marley Festival Tour) “Good Karma “Tour and we look forward to your involvement.
Founder/Executive Producer, LORRF
(Formally the Bob Marley Festival Tour)
PERFORMER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS:
(Special Note) The LORRF’S 2016 Good Karma Festival is all about featuring women; Female acts will be given special consideration.
To be considered for performing on the Festival, we require that acts request permission to submit Promo by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include a short Bio.
If act is unable to send promo kits by the digital options, the selection committee requires hard copies (2) of bio and at least one CD and picture by snail mail or fast snail mail only, and must be a complete promotional package that again includes picture, CD and act’s Bio. Send to: 2016 LORRF Good Karma Festival Tour Attention Selection Committee (Please No Phone Calls)
Blessings & The Best Too All
Sirron Kyles, Founder, Executive Producer
Legends of Rasta Reggae Festival Tour (LORRF)
PO Box 8305 Houston, Texas 77288