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There were times when it looked as though this day would not come, but thanks to High Times Productions -- who swooped in to assist the ailing Mateel Community Center -- Reggae on the River 2018 is happening again down at French's Camp. Jah Bless. 

Let's take a quick video jaunt through this year's lineup, shall we? 



 10:30 p.m.: Busy Signal
8:30 p.m.: Cham
7 p.m.: Israel Vibration
5:30 p.m.: Hempress Sativa
2:45 p.m.: Opening Ceremony 



 10:45 p.m.: Mavado
9 p.m.: Arrested Development
7:15 p.m.: Don Carlos
5:45 p.m.: Wailing Souls
4:15 p.m.: Mystic Roots
2:45 p.m.: Opening Ceremony



10:30 p.m.: Iration
9 p.m.: The Original Wailers
7:45 p.m.: Morgan Heritage
6:15 p.m.: Bambaata Marley
5 p.m.: Katastro!
2:45 p.m.: Opening Remarks

Other Friday options in your Lowdown listings below.


High Times Presents: Reggae on the River 2018

French's Camp / 2:45 p.m. / $85 / $225 three-day pass

The 34th Reggae on the River® presented by High Times in association with the Mateel Community Center takes place Friday August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th at French’s Camp along the banks of the Eel River.

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Eureka Friday Night Market

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m.

Friday Nights are about to get real fun in Old Town, Eureka! Join us for a farmers market, craft booths, live music, food trucks, Humboldt Made member booths, and a beer and wine garden every Friday.

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Wildwood Days

Rio Dell / 5 p.m.

Rio Dell's annual gathering. Wildwood Days is a local festival established in 1970 by the Rio Dell Chamber of Commerce. In 1996, the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department took over Wildwood Days as a fundraiser for the department. This event is in Rio Dell California and offers three days of fun.

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Vert and Distort Fest

RampArt Skatepark / 6:30 p.m. / $8 / $20 3-day pass

Three days of heavy bands.

Momma, Blood Hunny, From The Fog

Outer Space / 7-10 p.m. / $5

"Los Angeles songwriters Etta Friedman (18) and Allegra Weingarten (19) began their bedroom pop two piece, Momma, soon after meeting in high school and bonding over a mutual love of LA’s DIY scene."

breakfastalldaycollective@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Crabs vs. Bay Area Blues

Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9

Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.

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The Wizard of Oz

Van Duzer Theater / 7:30-9:30 p.m. / $19 / $14 matinee / $16 sides

"Among the 80+ cast members, ranging from 2 years young to 80 years young, on this stage you will find the beloved Dorothy, Toto and the rest of your favorite, and perhaps, not-so-favorite, characters. This family-friendly production has something for audience members of all ages."

630-5013 / info@hloc.org / Web site

The Importance of Being Earnest

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8-10 p.m. / $16 / $13 Student & Senior

Algernon lives in the city. Jack lives in the country. Both of them live double lives. But when Algernon pretends to be Jack's imaginary brother Ernest in order to meet an eligible young lady, comedic mayhem breaks loose.

442-6278 / northcoastrepertory@gmail.com / Web site

Full Moon Fever

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Petty tunes.

668-9770 / Web site

Dead on Arrival

Logger Bar / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free / 21+

New acoustic project featuring Martin Dodd, Rick DeVol and Norman Bradford.

668-5000 / Web site

SCRAP Artist in Residence Hunt

SCRAP Humboldt / midnight-11:59 p.m.

SCRAP Humboldt is seeking talented artists, who highlight the world of creative reuse in their art.

822-2452 / director@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

HSU Girl's Volleyball Camp

Lumberjack Arena / 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / $300

Have fun and learn from the best at this five-day camp!

826-3666 / kelly.wood@humboldt.edu / Web site

Buck A Bag Book Sale

Humboldt County Library - Eureka Main Branch / 10-5 a.m. / Free

269-1995 / friends@eurekafrl.org / Web site

Garberville Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

559-246-2246 / sohumfm@yahoo.com / Web site

Children's Summer Lunch Program

See Event Description / noon-2 p.m. / Free / $None Children 18 years and under

June 18th marks the start of Food for People’s Children’s Summer Lunch Program, providing a free lunch’s for children on summer weekdays at different county-wide sites.

445-3166 / csmith@foodforpeople.org / Web site

Drop-in Volunteering at SCRAP Humboldt

SCRAP Humboldt / 1-6 p.m. / Free

Do you love fun tasks, organizing or helping the environment? Stop by SCRAP and lend your hand!

822-2452 / volunteer@scraphumboldt.org / Web site

First Fridays Vinyl Dance Party

Arcata Plaza / 2-9 p.m.

This month features Skinny Pepperwood and friends: Goldylocks Devstep & Dub Cowboy spinning vinyl to move your bodies!

822-4500 / arcatamainstreet@gmail.com / Web site

Phish Webcast

Humboldt Brews / 4:30 p.m.

Live Webcast of PHISH in Georgia.

826-2739 / Web site

Blue Rhythm Revue

Old Town Eureka / 5-8 p.m. / Free

Playing Friday Night Market.

798-6411 / info@visiteureka.com / Web site

Wildwood Days Festival

Rio Dell Firemen's Park / 5-11 p.m. / $15 Firemens BBQ

764-3329 / riodellwildwooddays@gmail.com / Web site

Sunset Paddle on Humboldt Bay

See Event Description / 5-8 p.m. / $48 / $38 HSU Students

Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the evening skies from Humboldt Bay!

443-4222 / hbac@humboldt.edu / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m. / Free

Jazz on the patio.

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site


Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6-8:30 p.m. / Free

Funky jazz improv.

668-4151 / music@madriverbrewing.com / Web site

Trinidad Art Nights

Trinidad, California / 6-9 p.m. / Free

With many participating venues and a large variety of artists, musicians, and activities, there is sure to be something for all!

trinidadart95570@gmail.com / Web site

Artist Reception: Colleen Clifford and Lisa Landis

See Event Description / 6-9 p.m. / Free

677-3770 / trinidadgallery@gmail.com / Web site

John Zerzan: A People's History of Civilization

Northtown Books / 7-9 p.m.

In 'A People's History of Civilization, John Zerzan critiques agriculture-based civilization as inherently oppressive and advocates drawing upon the life of hunter-gatherers as an inspiration for what free society should look like.

822-2834 / info@northtownbooks.com / Web site

Ghost Program

SpeakEasy / 8:30 p.m. / 21+

Gettin' down in Opera Alley.

444-2244 / Web site

The Roadsters

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+

An energetic, interactive, dynamic country/rock band whose strong male and female vocals offer variety & versatility.

733-9644 / karlaramirez@bearrivercasino.com / Web site

Hunter and The Dirty Jacks

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

Rock 'n' roll.

800-684-2464 / Web site


Central Station / 9 p.m.

Again, you know what karaoke is.

839-2013 /


Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m.



Sidelines / 10 p.m. / 21+

Plaza ass shaking.

822-0919 /


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