August 19, 2018

The Wise Men are Coming! #1 Cultural Music Festival
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About the Festival

On August 19th, 2018, The Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, will accommodate scores of reggae and world music lovers at the first annual DC World Reggae Festival.

The Wise Men are Coming! Washington DC's premier World Reggae Music Festival

The event, which grew from four years of ‘Caribbean Live’ at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC will feature Shabba Ranks, Chronixx, Kes the Band, Toots and The Maytals, Rupee, Raging Fyah, Jah Works and Ras Slick

Hosted by Top Tier Management Group and Pumpstation Entertainment, the DC World Reggae Festival caters not only to Jamaican natives but extends to Caribbean, African and Urban audiences. The Caribbean cultured event aims to promote diversity and unity through music among the relatable diasporas. The event’s debut theme; ‘The Wise Men’ covers the topics of love, unity, spiritual rejuvenation, and health awareness. The chosen acts are all representations of the set theme. Set to commence at midday and end at 11:00pm.

The Wise Men Logo
The Wise Men Artistes
The Music

Roots reggae, Reggae lovers rock, Dub cultures, Ska, Soca, Calypso and Kompa, among others will be echo throughout the event. The festival promotes inclusion and is a concise representation of the varying cultures throughout the Caribbean.

DC World Reggae festival is a public event that caters to a diverse population of residents and visitors. Its Producers takes pride in providing a clean, safe environment for its guests to enjoy their favorite form of entertainment. Public safety is absolutely priority number one at the DC World Reggae Festival and we rely on the cooperation and the good judgment of every person who enters the venue to ensure this level of safety. This includes constantly re-evaluating our practices and making changes when needed.

  • No weapons of any kind
  • No fireworks or explosives
  • No outside food
  • No squirt guns
  • No glass containers
  • No outside drinks (sealed water up to 20 oz is allowed)
  • No alcohol
  • No illegal drugs, narcotics or drug paraphernalia
  • No coolers of any size
  • No tents, pop-ups, or canopies. These block the view for others
  • No large or framed backpacks
  • Bicycles are not allowed inside the festival grounds
  • No tailgating in parking lots
  • No refunds, exchanges or cancellations
  • No pets (except service animals)
  • No unauthorized vendors allowed!!

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Running Order
Doors Open 12:00PM
Ras Slick 1:10PM
Jah Works 2:25PM
Raging Fyah 3:40PM
KES The Band ft. Kees + Rupee 4:55PM
Toots and the Maytals 6:25PM
Shabba Ranks 7:55PM
Chronixx 9:30PM
  • Kids Zone – Kids Activities
  • Art Streetz – Local art Showcase
  • Beer Mound – Beer only Bar
  • Shot Takers – Premium Liquor by the shot
  • Beverage Mound – Variety of beverages
  • Jerk Lane – Variety of Jerk
  • Peckish Corner – Small bites, quick snacks
  • Chill Zone – Take a break, relax and enjoy the atmosphere

A variety of Caribbean, American and International dishes.

Artiste Lineup

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Shabba Ranks
Toots and the Maytals
Toots and the Maytals
Kes the Band
Kes and the Band
Jah Works
Jah Works
Raging Fyah
Raging Fyah
Ras Slick
Ras Slick
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Ablazin, Ricky Platinum, & Rennastone Movements



Day of Door Sale

If you're feeling classy and old fashioned you can always get your tickets at the door. Just rememeber, we can't guarantee availabity


General Admission

If you want to enjoy the show and have a good time but not break the bank.

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VIP Tickets

Priority VIP Area (w/lawn chair)

$60 in beverage credit with Priority access to VIP Bar

Signed Memorabilia poster

Festival Memorabilia T – Shirt



VVIP Tickets

Food (small bites) on the hour every hour

Premium open bar

Elevated Priority VVIP Seating Area (w/lawn chair)

Meet and Greet with Artistes

Signed festival Memorabilia poster

Festival Memorabilia T-shirt


Festival Merchandise

DC World Reggae Tank-top
DC World Reggae Hat
DC World Reggae Chair
DC World Reggae T-shirts
DCWRF Mobile App

Contact us

  • RFK Stadium
  • 2400 E Capitol Street SE
  • Washington, DC 20003
  • Open Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Our Sponsors

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