The Winter Reggae Fest
The Winter Reggae Fest takes place on Bob Marley’s 71st birthday. Featured entertainment will be Cleveland’s I-TAL and southwest Florida’s SOWFLO. SOWFLO is an acronym for southwest Florida. I-Tal is credited as being one of the very first reggae bands in the United States, debuting in 1978. They play original “roots reggae” which emphasizes the traditional reggae beat and messages of independence, unity, Rastafari and has a great party beat. SOWFLO is a modern rock/reggae band of young white boys who are fast becoming a national band. Their influence on reggae is from bands like Sublime. SOWFLO has a very up-tempo reggae sound with a fantastic trombone player. Also at the Winter Reggae Fest will be Jamaican food, art & crafts and Bob Marley movies. This event is $15 in advance with tickets sold at the bar and $20 if any are left, at the door. Doors at 8:00. All ages.
NEED A FREE RIDE: A Reggae Party Bus will debut the night of the reggae fest with three bars involved in the shuttle. A bus will make rounds between three bars: The ABC on West 25th, The Ontario Lounge on Public Square and Packy Malley’s. The bus will be free for passengers! The bus schedule is:
ABC 7:00 8:00 12:00 1:00
ONTARIO STREET CAFÉ 7:15 8:15 12:15 1:15
PACKY MALLEY’S 7:45 8:45 12:45 1:45 then back to ABC.
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