San Jose, CA - The 4th annual Island Reggae Festival which will be held on Saturday July 4 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, CA offers 17 different music groups on three stages, an Island Cultural Dance presentation and competition and so much more. Gates open at 10 am and the event concludes with a fireworks display at 11pm.
Bands are Third World, Morgan Heritage, The Green, House of Shem, Sammy J, Kapena, Maoli, Finn da Groovah Drew Deezy, Teki, Spawnbreezie, Trey Smoov, Samu, Luisa Lavulo, Essel and Servants.
The festival will also include a Diabetes Awareness initiative and the Red Cross will be on hand as part of a blood drive. As to how the community-health oriented aspects of the festival come into play, promoter Danny Perez from Rudebwoy 3nt explains, “This festival is a platform we created to celebrate our Pacific Islander culture through music and dance. We are also bringing awareness as to the diabetes epidemic our people face.”
Come eat and dance, and speak with one of many health professionals from the Foothill Community Health Center in San Jose. They will be available on site to answer your questions, provide insight and equip you with the resources necessary on your journey towards a diabetes free life!
Tickets are available on line through the Island Reggae Festival website islandreggaefest.com