Artist Lineup: Fiji, Katchafire, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Aaradhna, Sons of Zion, Aziel, Finn, Jordan T, Samiielz, Junior Maile, A Dough, Cutthroat Mode, Lomez Brown, Na Drua, David Rhythm
RudeBwoy 3ntertainment presents the 7th annual Island Reggae Festival held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, California. With two stages of music with live reggae, pop and R& B from around the Pacific Rim & Jamaica, Other activities include an Island Dance Showcase with troupes from varied Polynesian cultures and an Island Tattoo expo, a free Diabetes Awareness clinic and unlimited carnival rides for children. Held offsite at a local athletic field is the annual Youth Rugby 7’s tournament. The gates open at 11am and the event concludes at 11pm. Discounted tickets are on sale now through website and the Eventbrite ticketing platform.
A family-friendly event, each year unlimited, free carnival rides and games are available for ages 12 and under. The event will feature over thirty merchandise and food vendors with Pacific Islands menu offerings as well as some of the best in festival food favorites.
Producer, Danny Perez stated, “That’s what IRF is all about…to showcase our Island talent to the world. Fiji will be headlining and celebrating his new album, ‘The Collection/50th State of Mind’ ~ 50 of his all-time hits that we all grew up on…and I am excited for everyone to get a chance to see Polynesian crooner David Rhythm, whose R&B flavor puts you in mind of Luther Vandross. We are predominantly a Polynesian crowd and to see to our demographic expand to include many different groups is great. I’ve envisioned the Island Reggae Festival as an event that we as Polynesians can call our own but also as an avenue to expose our island culture and music to others.”
Tickets are available on line through the Island Reggae Festival website islandreggaefest.com through Eventbrite or at regional ticket outlets in the weeks to come in the Peninsula Area, San Francisco, North, East and South Bay, Sacramento, Stockton and Monterey areas.