Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Local Brewery Brings Reggae Fest to the ‘Burg

JAMES CITY COUNTY — There is rarely a shortage of live music events in the Historic Triangle. On any given weekend, all one has to do is enter some combination of “live music” and “Hampton Roads” into a search engine to find dozens of options in both music genre and venue.

One genre that tends to be a little harder to find on a regular basis is reggae. Well, Billsburg Brewery is looking to change that on Saturday, Sept. 4 as it hosts the “One Love: Reggae Music Festival.”

“We wanted to do something a little different for this area,” Billsburg General Manager Eric Williams said. “There is not a lot of live reggae around here and we thought that it would be an uplifting event. People can come and have a nice day listening to music and hanging out on the water.”

The festival starts at 11 a.m. and there is no charge for admission. Five reggae bands will be playing throughout the day including Rio, Thunderchief, Greg Gutty and the Port of Reign, Lionsbridge and Trevor Daniel and The Reef.

As always, Hungry Pug, the brewery’s food truck in residence will be on hand serving food. Other trucks on hand for fest include, Don Chido’s Tacos & Tapas, Carmen’s Authentic Jamaican Cuisine and the Hungry Hungry Arrow.

To go along with the music and food, Billsburg will put their own spin on a farmers market with 15 different vendors selling a wide variety of goods.

While admission is free, there is an option to reserve tables or purchase VIP packages. Checkout the brewery website for more information.

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