REGGAE MELTDOWN in Downtown Kent

 

Reggae Meltdown Kent’s Island Music Festival

April 19, 2013   7:00 PM

Get ready for a Funky Reggae Party in Kent on Four Nineteen Weekend!

Enjoy feel-good reggae rhythms and other island sounds at 13 downtown venues.

Featuring the Ark Band, Outlaws I & I, Umojah Nation, Shade Flex, and many more – all at no problem price – FREE!

Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S Band, Tropidelic and B-Side Dubs will rock the Kent Stage! (Note: $8 cover)

 

For those interested in dinner beforehand lets meet at Panini's (245 S. Water St.) at 5:30 PM. I will get there early and save some tables (no reservations :(  so when you RSVP indicate if your coming to dinner.

The festival starts at 7:00pm and this is an event in which not everyone is together.  There are 13 bars that will have bands playing (see schedule)  http://www.reggaemeltdown.com so we'll run into each other as we wander downtown. I will post my cell # later and we'll update on the site where most of us are at so keep your phones on.  See everyone down there!

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a very nice evening with good people and good music. Great meeting all of you!

    May 13, 2013

  • d

    Hey Gloria! For your future reference, the band at the music shop was Umojah Nation and they are from Akron.

    April 23, 2013

  • d

    This Friday, Carlos Jones will be at wings on Northfield rd for anyone who wants more reggae soon.

    April 22, 2013

  • Gloria P

    Thanks Rick for hosting and planning this event!! Great job! I had a blast, hanging with my friends is always a pleasure :) It was nice meeting and dancing with our newest members as well. The Outlaws were great!! And the band that played at Ohio Music was really good too. It was a nice surprise that the weather cooperated for us :)

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • Mary

    I had such a great time ! The reggae music was fabulous, especially The Outlaws reggae band from Cleveland. What made it even better was that I got to spend it with some great people ! The Meetup crew :)

    2 · April 20, 2013

    • Mickey R.

      Good to get to meet you, Mary!

      1 · April 21, 2013

  • Ginny B.

    Thanks, Rick for setting up this event. It was a great evening with my wonderful meetup friends. Thanks Tony Thomas for looking out for me all evening, you are the best! Welcome to the new members to the group and hope you attend more upcoming events.

    April 20, 2013

    • Mickey R.

      It was great to get to meet you, Ginny! Oh, and I didn't get a parking ticket, but we did have to get the Georgio guy to move his van out from behind my car--much better than a ticket.

      April 21, 2013

  • d

    Big,Big Fun! Great reggae music from Outlaws I and I and a great time with our group.

    1 · April 21, 2013

    • Mickey R.

      Me, too! Nice to get to meet you, d.

      April 21, 2013

  • Joyce B

    Excellent! Danced a lot, great group of people, LOVED the Outlaws!

    1 · April 21, 2013

    • Mickey R.

      Nice to get to meet you, Joyce!

      April 21, 2013

  • KIMBERLY H.

    I had a fun night for sure.

    2 · April 20, 2013

  • Ginny K.

    Sorry to have missed the group. My fault for arriving late. ):

    April 20, 2013

  • Rick D.

    Thanks for a great evening. Good to see friends and welcome to new ones. Sorry if we missed some people as it's a difficult event to stay together. Great bands ,music, dancing and fun! Thanks for coming out.

    1 · April 20, 2013

    • Mick

      Thanks for putting it together, Rick.

      April 20, 2013

  • barb t.

    Always a good time downtown Kent!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Rick D.

    I believe everyone on the list received an email, just in case we are starting out the festival at Water Street Tavern (132 S. Water Street, Kent 44240) at 7:00. For those 26 coming to Panini's early for dinner we'll be there from 5:30 to about 6:45.

    April 19, 2013

    • Christine G.

      Rick, Will Wanda Hunt be at the Water Street Tavern at 7;oo ?

      April 19, 2013

    • BobR

      Christine, that is a different meetup event in 4 weeks. On May 17 Wanda Hunt will be at the Water Street Tavern.

      April 20, 2013

  • BobR

    fun time! good music; friendly and enjoyable people

    April 20, 2013

  • Linda C

    Had a great time!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • anthony thomas s.

    it was so much fun ,all my friends had a good time to . [red stripe and reggae] good night. thank for coming

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Mick

    Excellent. After all the terrible news from Boston this week, it was wonderful seeing so much joy, peace and togetherness.

    April 19, 2013

  • anthony thomas s.

    We r at dominicks

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • elyse

    Staying in, have fun and hope to see all soon!

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work got in my way.

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please count me in for dinner... The rain is predicted to stop by evening, maybe we'll get lucky!

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will try and make it for dinner, but might be late.

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have liked to join dinner but unfortunately I will not even get off work until 5:15 and would be coming from Medina so I will be doing good to get there by 6:30. Where are we meeting?

    April 18, 2013

  • Lisa L.

    Sounds like a great way to enjoy a Friday!

    April 18, 2013

  • Joyce B

    Will be there for dinner, although I'll be late getting there. Look forward to seeing everyone.

    April 18, 2013

  • Rick D.

    So far I count 11 peeps for dinner. If your coming to Panini's early for dinner just comment yes so I know, thanks.....

    April 15, 2013

  • Suhaas e.

    Hi everyone, My first time for this meetup. Is there anyone going from Akron / Copley or Richfield area for this event on Friday? I am loking for a ride.

    Please let me know.

    Regards,

    Suhaas

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to join group for dinner please...

    April 17, 2013

  • Pat L

    I'll be there for dinner.

    April 16, 2013

  • Roger

    Bob Sparhawk and I want to join in at Panini's for Dinner so save seats for the two of us. Thanks

    April 15, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Looking forward to this.

    April 15, 2013

  • Sarah

    I will be joining the group for dinner- YA MON!!

    April 15, 2013

  • Terri C.

    I close shop this night.. Y'all have fun!!

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    count me in for dinner :-)

    April 14, 2013

  • Roger

    Looking forward to this one. Also, if any one is interested in singing Karaoke in the Streetsboro area, I am hosting shows there every Thursday from 9PM to 1AM tonight and every Thursday following this month. Would be nice to see you there! :-)

    April 11, 2013

  • Tina M.

    My day off was switched to Thursday.

    April 11, 2013

  • anthony thomas s.

    i will be there at 5:30 to help save table and the beer.

    April 10, 2013

  • anthony thomas s.

    count me in for dinner

    April 10, 2013

    • Rick D.

      you have to come early to help me save tables.

      April 10, 2013

  • Mick

    I'll be joining you for dinner at Pannini's but not the rest.

    April 10, 2013

  • Mary

    Count me in for dinner , ty

    April 9, 2013

  • barb t.

    coming to dinner. thanks

    March 27, 2013

  • Gloria P

    Count me in for dinner :)

    March 26, 2013

  • Roger

    Sue and I are attending to boogie with you all.

    March 25, 2013

  • BobR

    I am planning on meeting at Panini's for dinner (thanks, Rick, for holding the tables)

    March 25, 2013

  • d

    Hey Mary, Ginny and Anthony, are you coming this year?

    March 22, 2013

    • Mary

      Hey D, we are all planning to come again this year. It was so much fun last year, we all had a blast ! The Outlaws Reggae band from Cleveland is the best, and of course Carlos Jones and the Plus Band ! Really looking forward to this one !

      March 22, 2013

    • Mary

      Come on down D !

      March 22, 2013

  • Stef

    I love reggae music. This would be my first meet-up with you guys... Count me in.

    March 22, 2013

  • Ginny B.

    Yes, we will all be there! d come on down, the more the merrier!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a fun time. it will be like being in Key West, the Village or back in 1974.

    March 22, 2013

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