Reggae Rise Up 2020 Cancelled

Reggae Rise Up 2020 is POSTPONED until October due to Coronavirus Safety Concerns (FULL LIST OF OTHERS)

by • March 12, 2020

As of yesterday afternoon (March 11), officials at Reggae Rise Up made the following statement regarding safety concerns of the event being cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

“There is no intention of canceling Reggae Rise Up Florida 2020. That said, our team is watching the situation closely and has taken steps to double our hygiene and sanitation assets this year and will be increasing our medical staff. We look forward to seeing everyone in just under two weeks!”

Well, the dominoes are falling fast as many events/tours across the country are being cancelled or postponed. In a press conference this afternoon on Tampa’s Bay News 9, Reggae Rise Up 2020 was among the list of many events that have now been cancelled or postponed. 

Reggae Rise Up announced on their Facebook page shortly after that the festival has officially been postponed until the weekend of October 2-4.


Reggae Rise Up 2020


Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Nahko and Medicine for The People, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Dirty Heads and Iration are among the acts that were scheduled to play at the annual reggae festival the weekend of March 20-22 at Vinoy Park. However, there should still be some pre-and-after-parties that will likely still go on to satisfy your reggae desires next weekend.

Live music industry giants Live Nation and AEG have each instructed all of the company’s tours to start heading home. They have suspended tours through at least the end of March due to the coronavirus COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. In addition, the companies teamed together with leaders from a number of agencies to form a task force “to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community.”


March 20 — Ricardo Montaner at Hard Rock Live
March 22 — America (The Band) at Hard Rock Live
March 26 — Dashboard Confessional at HOB
April 1 — The Glitch Mob at Plaza Live|
April 4 — Bad Religion & Alkaline Trio at HOB


TAMPA BAY Shows & Fests Cancelled* or Postponed** —
– Brian Fallon**
– Tim Barry**
– Mayhem & Abbath (whole tour)*
– Revivalists**
– Milk Chance**
– Reggae Rise Up**

March 19 – Casting Crowns with special guest Matthew West
March 20 – Justin Moore & Tracy Lawrence
March 21 – Saturday Famers Market
March 22 – S. Augustine Spring Record Fair
March 22 – Blue October
March 24 – Tuesday Night Market
March 25 – Against Me!
March 27 – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Old Crow Medicine Show
March 28 – Saturday Farmers Market and Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

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