Pato Banton headlines Ravenfest

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the location of Ravenfest.

Legendary reggae artist Pato Banton is the headline act for Ravenfest 2015, held Aug. 21-22 at Ravenhouse Alaska Bed & Breakfast Rentals near Whiskey Gulch north of Anchor Point. The festival also includes bands Raised by Humans, Firelight, Roots Rock, Howlin’ Whales, Uplift Homer, the English Bay Band, Mike Fairman and Zach Atchley, with entertainment by Tails and Tassels Burlesque and DJs Movement and Mexecution. Tickets are $25 for a day pass or $45 for the weekend. For more ticket information, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1833288 or Ravenfest 2015 on Facebook.

Banton also plays in a solo show at 10 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Alibi. Tickets are $20, on sale at the Alibi.

A reggae artist since the 1980s, Banton has performed worldwide. Born in London and raised in Birmingham, England, Pato Banton has performed with his bands Crucial Music and Reggae Revolution, and toured with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Burning Spear, Third World, Yellowman, Black Uhuru, and Dennis Brown and Steel Pulse. He worked with Sting on a reggae remix of “This Cowboy Song” and a remake of the Police classic “Spirits in a Material World.” For more information and music samples, visit patobanton.com.

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