The Dairy Field in Bloomville has two events billed for this summer — Reggae T’ing Fest on Aug. 2 and the Global Rock Showcase Festival on Sept. 13.
Reggae T’ing ‘14, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., with live performances starting at 2 p.m. will mark the Jamaican 52nd Independence Celebration. It will feature ‘70s and ‘80s International reggae luminaries, such as Glen Washington, Sammy Dread, Ed Robinson, Junie Ranks, Michael Palmer, Bombmomb Electrodub and more. Queen Tubby of upstate New York will spin reggae music before and between live sets. DJ Sir Walford from WCDB 90.1 in Albany will co-host and play great music.
Jamaican cuisine will be at the center of Reggae T’ing Festival as well.
The Global Rock Showcase, “Punky Reggae Ska Dub Party,” will feature a multi-genre and multi-cultural musical vibes and culture.
Artists such as the legendary HR of Bad Brains and Grammy Nominated/BMI Award Winning Songwriter, musician and artist Ronkat Spearman have been booked for the event, as are The Scorseses. The Band Broidz and local Upstate New York bands such as Bombmob Electrodub and DJ Queen Tubby were booked. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., with performances staring at 2 p.m.
For each festival, children younger than 5 will be admitted free, $10 for children 5 to 11; and $15 for those 12 and older presale or $25 day of sale.
The Dairy Field is at 8052 County Highway 18 in Bloomville.