Reggae Fest for Climate Protection

Legendary Drummer Bob Holz in concert 8/21/11 at Gelston Castle Estate Mowhawk,NY 2PM
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Aug. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- 4th Annual Reggae for Climate Protection
at Gelston Castle Estate

CONTACT: George Deveny
(MOHAWK, NY) – "Roots, Rock, Reggae ‘Pon De Mountaintop Festival and Campout” will be held at Gelston Castle Estate on Fri., Aug. 19 through Sun., Aug. 21 in celebration of the Fourth Annual Green Music festival  "Reggae for Climate Protection." Historic Gelston Castle Estate is located just outside Mohawk, New York, on 330 acres overlooking the Mohawk Valley.
On Fri., Aug. 19, starting at 9 p.m, the evening is hosted by legendary DJ, Massapan, and admission is free. Green enthusiasts can enjoy cool sounds at the Crossroads Café, and a Jamaican film festival on the lawn of Chateau Safflyn. "Countryman" with Carl Bradshaw, "Rockers" starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, and "One Love" starring Ky-mani Marley will be screened.
On Sat., Aug. 20 at 10 a.m., a day of festivities begins that includes yoga, golf, beach volleyball, soccer tournaments, dominoes, and all-day music at the Crossroads Café. Live performances feature Frankie Paul, Stephen Souza, Ruff Stuff Band, Big Band Takeover, Anguile and the Satellite Rockers, Jah Powas, Ras Doo, Amirah, and Judah Tribe. Recorded music will be played by Royal Heart Sound, African Star, and Twin Sounds.
On Sun., Aug. 21 at noon, there will be a free concert for the public, featuring the Frank Stepanek Band with special guests Bob Holz and George Deveny playing at 2 p.m. Stepanek formerly was guitarist for Black Uhuru. At 3 p.m., honors will be given to distinguished guests and an awards ceremony held for winners of the previous day’s competitions.
"Roots, Rock, Reggae ‘Pon De Mountaintop Festival and Campout”
Fri., Aug. 19 - Sun., Aug. 21
Friday Film Festival - Free to the public; 9 p.m.
Saturday Concert Tickets - $20 adv./ $30 door
Sunday Concert – Free to the public
Parking at Gelston Castle Estate - $5.
Weekend tent camping is $25 beginning on Saturday; RVs are welcome for $75 for the weekend. No coolers are allowed outside the camping area; and no fires are allowed in the camping area.
Tickets, including VIP and All-Inclusive Meal and Drink Tickets can be purchased in advance, can be purchased online at or by phone at    1-877-372.3359. Special discounts are available through promo codes on Facebook and associated promoters connected with the event.

Proud sponsors include Lagunitas Brewing Company, Technaflora, Jam Roc Productions, Jamaican Cultural Alliance, C-Style TV, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bruce Management Services, Manfredo Photgraphy, The Center for Green Leadership and Safflyn Corporation.
For directions:
Just an hour drive from Albany or Syracuse via I-90, the venue is located high atop the southern ridge of the valley 15 miles from Little Falls and 20 miles from Utica. For directions please go to
About Reggae for Climate Protection
Inspired by an under-appreciation of our physical & social environments, Reggae for Climate Protection (R4CP) was created by Leslie Pieters to bring together risk takers, earth-rakers, melody makers and policy makers. R4CP celebrates our environment bringing people together to understand the relevance of our carbon footprint and its impact on our world.
For more information please visit us at
About Gelston Castle Estate

Historic Gelston Castle Estate, situated on 330 acres overlooking the Mohawk Valley, has presented major concerts and events since 2009, including moe.down, Furthurfest (with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead), Reggae Fest for Climate Protection, Drums Along the Mohawk and more.

Gelston Castle Estate has a history that dates to the 1700s, and was owned at one time by members of the Roosevelt family. In the 1980s, the estate was purchased by famed Russian cellist, Mstilav Rostropovich, who constructed an 8,300 sq. foot mansion, now called Chateau Safflyn.

Gelston Castle Estate 2011

Sept. 3-5         moe.down XII Festival & Campout.
Live performances by moe., Ween, The Levon Helm Band, TV on the Radio, The Ragbirds, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli, Danger Muffin, Empire Sound and Rubblebucket.
(Tent and RV camping.)

Sept. 24-25    1st Annual Classic and Future Auto Show, Music Festival & Crafts Fair
                       Sat Sept 24th - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (RV camping only, please).
Sun Sept 25th - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Judges awards to be announced at 2:30  p.m.
Live performances by Showtime, Gridley Paige, Rusty Doves, Gravity, Strung Sideways, Fulton Chain Gang, Nancy Kenyon Band and Joe Sweet Trio.
(No coolers, please!)
(RV camping only.)

Oct. 7-9    FunktoberFest and Lagunitas Beer Circus.
      Artists TBA
(Tent and RV camping.)

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