KALAMAZOO--Three days and nights of reggae music will run Thursday to Saturday, June 14-16, at the Island Festival at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo.
Admission to the Island Festival is free before 4 p.m. and $3 after 4 p.m. on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, admission is $5 from 4 to 7 p.m. and $9 after 7 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. daily.
Food, drinks, beer and wine from several local restaurants will be available for purchase with tickets.
The live reggae music line-up runs all day and ranges from the top local talent to well-known regional and national headliners presented outdoors.
Thursday, June 14
- 5 to 6 p.m., DJ-The African Teacher from WSND FM
- 6:30 to 8 p.m., Ann Arbor Dub project
- 8:30 to 10 p.m, Yellow Dubmarine
- 10:30 p.m. to midnight, Mystic Dud
- Between sets, DJ-The African Teacher from WSND FM
Friday, June 15
- 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m, De Hurricane Reggae Band
- 4: 30 to 5:30 p.m, De Hurricane Reggae Band
- 6 to 7:30 p.m, One Love Reggae Band
- 8 to 9:30 p.m., Blue Riddim Band
- 10 to 11:30 p.m., Taj Weekes and Adowa
- Midnight to 1:30 a.m., The Ark Band
- Between sets, DJ Assane
Saturday, June 16
- Noon to 1:30 p.m, Nite Flight Caribbean Band
- 2 to 3:30 p.m., Family Workshop with Dunya Drum and Dance Troupe
- 4 to 5:30 p.m., Nite Flight Caribbean Band
- 6 to 7:30 p.m, Gizzae Reggae Band
- 8 to 9:30 p.m., Lazo and the Radikals
- 10 to 11:30 p.m., The Itals
- Midnight to 1:30 a.m., Zion Lion
- Between sets, Dread-I Sound and Blessed Coast Sound
Sponsors include Volunteer Kalamazoo and Huntington's Disease Society of America Great Lakes Region. Visit islandfestkalamazoo.com for more information.