Reggae Festival and Boat Show
27/03/14 10:46 Filed in: Events
Reggae Lovers Will Be “Jammin’” As the Seville Quarter Reggae Festival Returns Next Weekend
By: Kelly Woodard
‘Don’t worry about a thing’ in Pensacola next weekend as the spirit of Jamaica returns with Seville Quarter’s Reggae Fest at the End O’ the Alley Courtyard next Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th. This laid back weekend Festival will be jammin’ with Reggae inspired music and food.
Headlining the Reggae Festival are various local and nationally known acts. The fun starts on Friday, April 4th on the End O’the Alley Stage from 5pm-7pm with the Fhyah Bun Crew, followed by the Reggae Ambassadors from 9:30 pm-11 pm, and Fat Lipped Fish from 11:30 pm-1:30 m. Friday on the Main Stage in the Seville Quarter Party Plaza will be National Touring Band, Vibe Irie, from 6 pm-7:30 pm, and Sol Tribe from 8 pm-10 pm.
On Saturday, the Reggae music will start again at 3 pm on the Party Plaza Stage with Calypso Nuts from 3 pm to 5:30 pm, followed by Sol Tribe from 6 pm-8:30 pm and Heritage from 9 pm-11 pm. Saturday inside End O’the Alley will be Vibe Irie from 9 pm-11 pm, One Drop from 10:30 pm-12 am, and Reggae Ambassadors closing out the festival from 12:30 am-2 am.
In addition to great music, the festival will also feature a menu of traditional Jamaican fare like Jerk Chicken and Conch Fritters. Local Jamaican spirits like Red Stripe and Appleton rum drinks will be featured along with several other island specialties. Be sure to take a stroll through the festival merchandise booths, filled with tie-dyes, hair braiding, hair feathers, festival art & jewelry and much, much more.
The Reggae Festival will flow into streets in front of Seville Quarter will the 3rd Annual Seville Quarter Average Joe Boat Show, a special showcase of local boat owners, showing & selling their trailered in boats. It is free to enter your boat and sellers will not be charged any sales commission. There will be boat manufactures, local marina’s and even a local bank on site to help you with any of your boating/financing needs.
Thousands are expected to walk around Downtown Pensacola with the many festivals that are happening that weekend (Jazz Fest in Seville Square, Wine & Arts Event at Jaco’s and Seville Quarter’s Reggae Festival, etc.). This is a great way to show your boat to tons of people in one day without having to spend the money to list online or in the paper. Who knows, you may arrive with one boat and leave with another!
For more information go to www.sevillequarter.com or call 850-434-6211.