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Rasta Rhythms
Reggae festival attracts campers
Eli Pagello dances to the singing of Geneva, shown belting out a song in the background during Reggae at Smooth Rapids on Saturday afternoon.
Hey mon, Reggae at Smooth Rapids is finding its groove.Year three brought a record crowd and an estimated 300 campers to lounge around and enjoy primitive hospitality over the weekend on Durham Street.The two-day music festival offered visitors a package that included weekend camping, a kayak trip, and admission to all 15 bands for $50. Day passes were also available. It was organized by the staff at Smooth Rapids Outfitters in partnership with local band Whyte Noyse.“We plan to keep making this bigger and better,” said Cotey Tanner, the bass player for Whyte Noyse.