Pato Banton’s Peace and Love Tour will perform live at Elings Park in Santa Barbara, 5-10 p.m. Friday, July 2. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
“We are so excited to able to host a community event that is family friendly and benefits the Elings Park Foundation,” said event organizer Andres Nuño from En Fuego Events.
Banton is a Grammy-nominated reggae legend who has recorded and toured the world with The English Beat, Steel Pulse, UB40, and Sting.
Also performing will be Santa Barbara’s own Cornerstone Reggae, at 5:30 p.m.; and Antoinette Rootsdawtah, starting at 7 p.m. Banton takes the stage at 8 p.m.
“The main goal is to spread the good news of peace and love and unity, and remind everyone that we are all God’s children, brothers and sisters,” said Banton in a press release. “I will also make myself available to everyone for photos, autographs and prayer circles after the show.”
The event is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $20 and children ages 12 and under enter for free. All children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at www.surfbeerfest.com. Tickets at the door will be $30. The event has a limited number of tickets and is expected to sell out.
Food trucks will be on-site; Firestone Walker Craft Beer and Cali Squeeze Seltzer will be available for purchase. Those attending may bring in food, lawn chairs and blankets. Not permitted are alcohol, pop-up tents or coolers.
“We have been waiting since March of 2019 to host an in-person event and will make sure our guests are safe, and Elings Park provides a great way for people to be able to social distance if they’d like, dance with their friends and family, and just finally be able to enjoy their fellow community members with some great reggae music,” Nuño said.
Parking is available on-site for $10. Do not park in the surrounding neighborhoods. Uber and Lyft drop-off are available.