Gettin' down to some reggae music

Jul 14 2012 - 11:15pm

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A woman dances to the music of Tosh Meets Marley at the Utah Reggae Festival at the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday. (ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner)
A group performs during the Utah Reggae Festival at the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday. 
(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner)
A woman dances to the music of Tosh Meets Marley at the Utah Reggae Festival at the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday. (ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner)
A group performs during the Utah Reggae Festival at the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday. 
(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner)

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OGDEN -- Concert promoter Toby Martin, of Park City Concerts, brought the two-day Utah Reggae Festival back to Ogden this weekend for its second year at the Ogden Amphitheater.

 This is the third year for the festival. The first was held in Park City. Martin said he moved the music to Ogden largely for financial reasons.

"There are more people to draw to the festival down here," said Martin. "And they gave me a great deal on the amphitheater, which is a beautiful venue. We were very pleased last year by the turnout -- absolutely packed it on Saturday."

 The crowd at the second day of the music festival also had the chance to enjoy kickoff events for Ogden Pioneer Days in the adjacent Municipal Gardens and along Historic 25th Street.

Saturday began with a Children's Parade and was followed by the opening of the farmers market, featuring vendors with produce, other foods, art and more. Several times during the morning, the Weber County Sheriff's Posse staged mock stagecoach robberies, complete with the crack of gunfire.

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