Friday, August 12, 2011

Midwest Reggae Fest turns 20

In the land of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the reggae music scene often takes a back burner until the annual Midwest Reggae Fest rolls around. Organizer and Cleveland-area DJ Packy Malley is once again bringing a deep lineup to this year's 20th installment, which returns to Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garretsville, Ohio, (45 minutes east of Cleveland) this weekend (Aug. 12-14).

Tropical reggae rhythms will fill the air from noon until 11 p.m. each day, including Sunday, which used to be a half-day affair. This year, concertgoers will be treated to another night of music with the opportunity to stay over until Monday morning. And there is another big change that veterans of the annual festival will welcome: Air-conditioned restrooms with flush toilets and sinks. "[I figured] if I could take the biggest fear people have with camping and turn it into a positive, it would benefit everybody," Malley says.

A $95 tickets covers concert and camping fees. Ice and firewood will be available to buy and you're welcome to BYOB (but absolutely no glass bottles). To find out more, visit Hallie Rybka

12001 state Route 282 (Nelson Ledges Road), Garretsville, OhioTickets: $95, all weekend; $75 starting Saturday; $50 starting Sunday. Fees include camping through Monday morning.

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