If you dig reggae and you live around here, Leah Boss is your hero: the single reason that the Woodstock area has remained a hotbed of top-shelf reggae action for a number of years. Boss’ promotional alias, Upstate Reggae, is equally about the preservation of the reggae tradition (and she has landed just about every big name at one time or another) and the curation of the up-and-coming. Now that the Bearsville Theater is ominously dark, Upstate Reggae has taken to the water. The Reggae Love Boat sets sail on the Rip Van Winkle in Kingston on Sunday, September 1. This sunset cruise features music by Vybz Eurostar Lord and DJ Kevin, as well as Jamaican food included with the ticket price and a cash bar. Tickets cost $35 in advance (more at dock). Board at 5:30 p.m., because this love boat is sailing at 6 p.m., with or without you.
Reggae Love Boat, Sunday, Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m., $35, Rip Van Winkle, 1 East Strand, Kingston, (845) 542-6960