Here are Jamaica’s Top Five Reggae experiences inspired by The Reggae Brunch:
Tour the legendary musicians’ home at the Bob Marley Museum, Kingston
Get a glimpse into Bob Marley’s life and the world of reggae with a guided tour which will take you through the grounds of this Jamaican Heritage Site including Marley’s original bedroom, his personal recording studio and a collection of artwork and original records. His rich memories and treasured mementos seek to preserve the life and accomplishments of the great musician.
Embark on a historic journey of the biggest music legends at Trench Town Culture Yard, Kingston
The Trench Town Culture Yard is a community-based project which opens its doors to visitors who wish to learn about the birth of Jamaican music and its continuing influence on the community. Embark on a journey to understand the history of where Marley spent much of his early music career. From galleries and articles to furnishings and instruments used by Marley himself, the National Heritage site and cultural museum offer an authentic experience giving fans an insight into the origins of Marley and his contemporaries.
Attend one of the largest music festivals in Jamaica – Reggae Sumfest
Located in the heart of Montego Bay, Reggae Sumfest is Jamaica’s iconic music festival which mixes reggae icons and international artists with local acts, plus delicious Jamaican food and lively beach parties. The festival’s 2019 event marks the 27th anniversary and will run from 14th – 20th July. The week-long event hosted in Montego Bay attracts music fans from all over the world providing authentic Jamaican music and cultural experiences. The line-up includes Chronixx, Spice, Spragga Benz, Buju Banton, Elephant Man and more.
Take part in ‘the happiest marathon in the world’ – The Reggae Marathon
Recognised as ‘the happiest marathon in the world’, the Reggae Marathon takes place on the first Sunday in December every year. Marathoners and sports enthusiasts, as well as beginners, will start at Long Bay Beach Park situated along Negril’s famed seven-mile white sand beach, for a fun event characterised by good vibes and lots of Reggae music. The course loops into the town of Negril then heads north towards Green Island. The course loops into the town of Negril then heads north towards Green Island. The Reggae Marathon also offers a half marathon and 10k course to suit everyone.
Follow in the footsteps of music legends with a stay at Strawberry Hill
Owned by record producer and founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell, Strawberry Hill is steeped in musical history and is a haven for music legends. Strawberry Hill became a meeting place for musicians to jam together including Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh. You can holiday at the secluded property which was one of Bob Marley’s favourite places to stay during the 1970s or take a day visit and enjoy a brunch with spectacular views. Be sure to check out the record room which is a dazzling tribute to the influence of Chris Blackwell himself.