Peoples Festival On Market Street Today Saturday, July 28

The 24th annual indoor/outdoor street festival is a tribute to reggae legend and former Wilmington resident, Bob Marley.

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki today invited citizens to attend the 24th Annual People’s Festival on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 500 North Market Street in Wilmington. The FREE indoor/outdoor street festival, a tribute to reggae icon and one-time Wilmington resident Bob Marley, kicks off at 2 p.m. with a performance by the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble on the outdoor stage.

“The People’s Festival is not only part of Wilmington’s summer festival season, but is one more wonderful opportunity for citizens to come together in the heart of our city to enjoy great music and food in a family-friendly atmosphere,” said Mayor Purzycki.

This year’s main acts will perform inside The Queen at 5th and Market Streets on the downstairs stage beginning at 8 p.m. and running until 11:45 p.m. Acts will include Jamaican reggae star Etana, Florida-based reggae band The Hip Abduction, and the veteran Jamaican vocal harmony group The Meditations. For the first time in the festival’s history, the main stage acts will also perform free of charge.

Other acts performing outside include Jea Street Jr., Jamall Anthony, Blue Jupiter, Spokey Speaky, and Image Band. In addition to the outdoor stage, the street festival on Market Street will also feature food and craft vendors, a Red Stripe beer garden, international food court, and a children’s area.

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