Island Festival features music, food

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Scene from the 2011 festival (Photo courtesy of islandfestkalamazoo.com)

KALAMAZOO—The Island Festival features three days and nights of reggae music Thursday to Saturday, June 20-22, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo.

Admission is free before 4 p.m. On Thursday, it is $3 after 4 p.m. and $6 after 7 p.m. 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.

Schedule

Thursday, June 20

  • 5 to 6 p.m., Selecta Hazey, Lockdown Soundsystem
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m., Ann Arbor Dub Project
  • 8:30 to 10 p.m, DubTonic Kru with Kool Johnny Kool
  • 10:30 p.m. to midnight, Ras Kente and the Take No Prisoners Posse
  • Between sets, TBA

Friday, June 21

  • 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m, Universal Xpression
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m, Universal Xpression
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m, HaleAmanO
  • 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Rootz Warrior Band
  • 10 to 11:30 p.m., Jamacian Reggae Star Warrior King
  • Midnight to 1:30 a.m., Inner Visions
  • Between sets, DJ Assane

Saturday, June 22

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m, The Cliftones
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m., Family Workshop with Dunuya Drum and Dance
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Cliftones
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., Spiritual Rez
  • 8 to 9:30 p.m., Outlaws I & I
  • 10 to 11:30 p.m., Reggae Legend Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru)
  • Midnight to 1:30 a.m., Zion Lion
  • Between sets, Dread I Sound and Blessed Coast Sound

Sponsors include Festival Charities Inc., Volunteer Kalamazoo and Cole Automotive Group.

For more information, visit islandfestkalamazoo.com.