Saturday, August 30, 2008

Reggae Weekend + Art Benefit @ Front Street

If it's Labor Day it must be time for the annual Reggae Festival.

Hosted by local reggae band Seefari and MC'ed by music scene promoter/radio personality Rev Cool, it's on sunny and green Dave Hall Plaza, in the heart of downtown, on Sunday afternoon.

There will also be food, beverage, & merch vendors.

This is one of the best free events in the city, just a good pleasant vibe going on here. The lineup can be found at the festival website; as in past years a mix of local and touring acts.

Music starts at 1:00 PM, but get their early for a shade tree spot to spread your blanket or set up your lawn chairs

From Reggae Festival to Reggae Weekend

The festival has started to expand. The Trolley Stop in the Oregon is having reggae all weekend, Friday and tonight (Jah Roots from Springfield MO is on tonight).

After the festival the following afterpartys:

Therapy Cafe: Good over Evil International Sound Consortium, hosted by Scorpius Max

J. Alan's: hosted by Groove Therapy with Special Massive and speical guests
South Park Tavern: Hosted by The Pocket (touring band from DC)($5 cover)

Found Art Show @ Front Street

Even though the Oregon + Cannery are the more visible and accessible gallery spaces, the old Front Street mills are still a home to lofts and one gallery. C2 seems to be keeping the alt/indy/DIY flame alive with various shows, though I don't keep up with their schedule.

Happened across this benefit flyer over at the always excellent Bhudda Den, and it looks interesting...a benefit for the Circus' Garden Station over at Wayne and 4th.

This time they have live music, too.

Tonight, starting @ 7:00 PM.

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