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Friday Fest Free Outdoor Reggae Concert w/ Jah Movement
Bring your lawn chair and sun hat! I will update the area we sill sit in when we get closer to the event date. This is a FREE concert behind the Van Wezel-outdoors. www.jahmovement.com Friday Fest (Reggae Edition) w/ Jah Movement l will be bringing you the best LIVE Reggae, Soca, Calypso, and R&B right outside by the beautiful Bayfront at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, kids and lets have an Irie time. There will be Food Trucks and Drink Stations available. ALL AGES are welcome and its FREE. PLENTY of room to get your dance on!

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 N. Tamiami Trail · Sarasota, FL

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What we're about

Kayak Explorers is paddling group on the west coast of Florida. We also often have biking, hiking, saiiling and other activities for our members.Our members are mainly residents of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, but everyone is welcome to join.

Welcome to Kayak Explorers!

Members have a 30 DAY FREE TRIAL period to "get to know our group". Prior to the end of the 30 day trial period, annual dues of $15 must be paid or you will be dropped from our group. Dues can be paid on our MeetUp page. YOU MUST SUPPLY A HEAD SHOT PHOTO FOR ACCEPTANCE IN THE GROUP

Our group is suitable for all levels of paddlers. On some paddles we have a faster group and a more moderate speed group. We will list the appropriate skill level on event descriptions. If you are unsure about your skill level contact the event host. Members must each have their own membership-no couples/families together.

Each participant on a Kayak Explorers paddle must have a seaworthy boat, a Coast Guard approved PFD, a whistle, and a white light for night paddles.

No-show Policy

We realize that last minute issues come up that can prevent someone from attending a paddle once they RSVP. Based on the number of people who RSVP for a paddle, we reserve space. Many of our paddles have a waiting list. To accommodate those on the waiting list, anyone who RSVPs and fails to show up without changing their status two times will be removed from the group.

Please note that those that set up trips for the Kayak Explores are TRIP ORGANIZERS, not LEADERS. They are not responsible for you! We are all responsible for our own decisions, equipment choices, and personal skill evaluation.

We are not a SOCIAL group (dating), PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS POLITICS as we have members with all kinds of strong opinions - this is not the place for that- BE ON TIME - Be courteous to everyone especially Organizers who take the effort to list events.

We hope to see you at our next paddle.

ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Participation in any Kayak Explorers event implies that you have read, understand, and agree with our ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY. Per the Electronic Records and Signatures in Commerce Act, Public Law 106-229 by joining this group, you agree to all the terms listed.

Each participant on a Kayak Explorers paddle must have a seaworthy boat, a whistle, a white light (for night paddles), all other equipment required by law and a Coast Guard approved PFD.

I certify that I am physically fit and prepared for participation in an event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical professional.

Kayaking can be physically and mentally demanding. Kayaking can involve significant risks and hazards, such as collision with power boats, hypothermia, joint or trauma injuries and even drowning.

I acknowledge awareness of the risks, foreseen and unforeseen, which are inherent in each event/activity. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, serious personal injury, property damage, and death from participation in or travel to and from the event. I acknowledge and accept responsibility for insuring that any guests that I bring to a Kayak Explorers event/activity have read and understand our ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY.

Kayak Explorers and its organizers do not, in any way, claim to be professionals or otherwise licensed, certified, trained, etc. to provide any service including emergency medical procedures. Since most Kayak Explorers activities occur on the water, by participating in a Kayak Explorers event/activity you are acknowledging that you are aware and understand that in the event of a serious medical emergency, treatment may be multiple hours away. I consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and /or illness during events.

I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the rules of the event/activity as published on the Kayak Explorers website. I also understand that at an event/activity I may be photographed. I agree to allow my name and/or likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose as determined by Kayak Explorers.

By participating in a Kayak Explorers event/activity, I Agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY (Meet up.com, the Kayak Explorers Meet-up Group, its organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, trip leaders and event planners, as well as their families from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from injuries, personal or property, losses, costs, damages, disability or death resulting from participating in or travelling to or from the activity. It is further understood and agreed that this ACCIDENT WAIVER and RELEASE OF LIABILITY is to be binding on my heirs and assigns. This ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY shall be construed broadly and applied to the maximum extent permissible by law.

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