The 5th Annual Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival, taking place this Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., promises a full day and night of positive island vibrations led by reggae legend Freddie McGregor (pictured) along with John Brown’s Body, Mighty Mystic, Etana, New Kingston and Soul Rebel Project. Flexible general admission tickets allow concert attendees to come and go throughout the 10-hour reggae party. In addition to the musicians, the festival features the Reggae Pit with authentic Jamaican food, drink, and a marketplace of vendors.
WHERE: Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Blvd., Newport
WHEN: Saturday, August 9; noon to 10 p.m.
COST: $45 through August 8; $50 the day of the festival
MORE INFO: newportwaterfrontevents.com; 800/745-3000