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Boo! A HALLOWEEN BOOGIE 2014 Photo Gallery... See Agnes Patak's awesome photos of this year's Halloween Boogie!
6th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke-off WINNERS! See Winners Details Here...

ROTR 2014 30th Anniversary Poster
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Thank You Reggae!
Click Here to View our ROTR Thank You Newsletter...
...which includes links to 2014 videos, photo galleries, and reggae news. And while the buzz is on, you can also help us throw you a better show by getting a jump on purchasing your ROTR 2015 tickets - with big savings! and an opportunity to help in guiding our talent selections early in the process.

Give the gift of Reggae this Holiday Season! Buy tickets Before Thanksgiving using
Promo Code RIVER15
and save an additional $25 off our already discounted 2nd tier pricing.

For all the latest information on the 31st Annual Reggae on the River™ Festival
visit the official website at and sign up for the ROTR Newsletter

Check out the awesome 2014 Festival PHOTO ALBUMS recently posted on the official ROTR Facebook Page

The 2015 Reggae on the River™ Festival will be held on
Thursday, July 30th thru Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 ~ See you there!

Coming Up Next:
Click on any poster for more information about that event.

Fri thru Sun, Dec. 4th - 7th, 2014
Back for their 17th year, it's the RY troupe!
Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 2014
The Dell'Arte Company's Holiday Show!
Sat & Sun, Dec. 13th & 14th, 2014
Celebrate the Holidays & Support Local Art!
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Reggae Fans: It's Tribal Seeds in concert!
Recycled Youth Poster Dell'Arte Poster Winter Arts Faire Poster Tribal Seeds Poster
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Alternative/Reggae group Iration in concertt!
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The Mateel Community Center:

For over thirty years, the Mateel Community Center has fostered the arts in rural Northern California.  Serving as the cultural hub of the Southern Humboldt community, we provide arts, educational, and social service programs, and present a myriad of multicultural musical, theatrical, dance, comedy, film, and craft events which have earned our non-profit organization statewide, national, and international acclaim.

Located in the southern Humboldt hamlet of Redway, CA the Mateel Community Center hall is a showcase of fine woodworking, craftsmanship, and solar design that first opened in 1988. Owned and operated by the MCC, this center is well utilized by the entire community and serves as a venue for both commercial and non-profit rentals, as well as in-house Mateel productions.

The Mateel Community Center seeks to involve all segments of the community in the creative actualization of a cultural vision embracing diversity, vitality, justice and sustainability. Our programs and events serve changing community needs, emphasizing the performing and visual arts.

For hall photographs, expanded facility descriptions, and operational policies of our facility visit the pages of our Hall Rental department.

We invite you to explore our web site to find out more about the MCC and get to know us better.
If you'd like to attend an event see our events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

The Mateel Community Center, its staff, and the citizens of Southern Humboldt County, wish to gratefully thank the following organizations for their generous support and ongoing participation. Click any logo to find out more about these organizations and unique programs.

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The California Arts Council
- The agency encourages widespread public participation in the arts; helps build strong arts organizations at the local level; assists with the professional development of arts leaders; promotes awareness of the value of the arts; and directly support arts program for children and communities. For more information visit their web site at:

California Arts License Plates - The Arts license plate ("Coastline") was designed by prominent California artist Wayne Thiebaud and is the nation's first plate specifically designed to benefit the arts. With more than 125,000 plates sold since 1994, the Arts license plate is the most popular specialty plate in California. The plate is distinguished by a four-color graphic depicting palm trees, a sunset on the Pacific coast. Sales of these plates benefit arts programs including arts education programming in local communities. For more information visit:

The National Endowment For The Arts - The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. For more information visit their web site at:

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding from the California Arts Council - In early 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009 to help stimulate the U.S. economy. Included in this package was $50 million for the arts, to be distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This economic stimulus funding is targeted “to preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the economic downturn.” The California Arts Council received $502,400 of Recovery Act funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to redistribute to California arts organizations to sustain jobs in the arts and creativity sector. The information below gives more details about how the national arts Recovery Act funds were distributed. For more information visit:

Humboldt Area Foundation is the community foundation of and for the citizens of the North Coast. The Humboldt Area Foundation was founded on
May 3, 1972 by Vera Perrott Vietor. Since 1972, Vera's dream has been joined by literally thousands of individuals committed to building a better community. Through the generosity of these individuals, Vera's original $2.4 million has grown to more than $60 million and has resulted in over $25 million in grants to local charitable organizations working to improve our community. For more information visit:

The Melvin F. & Grace McLean Foundation was formed in 1999 after the passing of Mel McLean, owner and founder of Eel River Sawmills. Having no direct family to pass on their wealth to, Mel and Grace made the decision early on to form a foundation whose sole purpose would be to enhance the quality of life of the people of Humboldt County through grantmaking to qualified organizations. The foundation directs a significant portion of its efforts toward projects that support children and youth, the elderly, social welfare, health and medical needs as well as supporting the capacity of our local nonprofit sector. Since 2010, the foundation has given over $5.9 million to local nonprofit and governmental organizations in Humboldt County. For more information visit:

The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. For more information visit:

Cutting Edge Solutions product line has been developed from extensive research at real farms throughout Northern California. They stand by their products and our customers. Be on the Cutting Edge with "natural", benificials isolated from the pristine soils of Northern California. Their products are always fresh, alive and never dehydrated. They specialize in soil biology and plant health through integrated pest management. For more information visit:

Humboldt County's Smoking Caterpillar has been family owned and operated since 2003. They carry a wide variety of products that include Butane • Body Jewelry • Buttons • Candles • Drinking Games • Grinders • Incense • Keychains • Magnets • Men's Tees • Patches • Scales • Stickers • Tools • Torches • Vaporizers & more. For more information visit:

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