There’s no doubt the Miami Valley likes a festival and September is jam packed with them! It can truly be overwhelming trying to keep up with them, heck there are 5 Oktoberfests in Sept that we know of, not to mention celebrations of Greek, Italian and Egyptian culture. (Check out DMM’s Calendar and filter to festival to see them all.) But let’s just take this one week at a time and look ahead to next weekend:
Groove with the best of the beat at the 27th Annual Dayton Reggae Festival on Sunday, August 31. The free-admission event comes to Dave Hall Plaza (Fourth and Jefferson Streets), from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The 2014 Dayton Reggae Festival will be hosted by WYSO’s Niki Dakota and will include performances by:
1:00 p.m. – Haile Lya Israel
2:00 p.m. – Jah Soul
3:00 p.m. – Demolition Crew
4:00 p.m. – Jonny Dreads & The Mystiks
5:00 p.m. – Seefari
6:00 p.m. – Reggae Infinity
A variety of food and merchandise vendors will be present. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome; alcoholic beverages, coolers, tents and pets are not permitted. Dayton Water’s “Take Back the Tap” wagon will be on hand for complimentary cold water, and valet parking for bicycles will be available.
The Dayton Reggae Festival is presented by the City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services, with support from the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Heidelberg Distributing, Crowne Plaza Hotel, WROU Radio and Martin Romie Talent.