Rebel Salute is undeniably a masterpiece! What began as a show to commemorate the January 15 birthday of reggae icon Patrick “Tony Rebel” Barrett has become a staple on the live music events calendar. Every year since its first staging in 1994 in Brooks Park, Mandeville, Tony Rebel and Flames Production Inc. has delivered a world-class roots show unlike any other while promoting and preserving the healthier aspects of reggae music. The show has since then been moved to Port Kaiser Sports Complex
The 20th Anniversary will find us at our new home at the Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann. This change in venue will facilitate a second day, a request that has been made over the years by a great number of Saluters as well as documented and endorsed in a Jamaica Tourist Board survey done in 2011. Interestingly, promoter Tony Rebel is no stranger to St. Ann as he spent some of his formative years in the parish.
What to Expect?
Rebel Salute treats patrons to a drug-free, violence-free, alcohol-free and meat-free, family-oriented environment. Food vendors serve a strict Jamaican vegetarian menu, which is complimented by a diet of cultural roots rap from reggae’s finest. One can truly immerse themselves in Jamaican culture here as authentic Jamaican arts and crafts are also on display and for sale.