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Family entertainment with international foods, music, crafts and a celebration of Peace + Love + Unity. (Formerly known as the Reggae Festival
Event name: South Bend International Festival
Two days of all family friendly outdoor event comprised of live music, local and international foods, arts and crafts, youth fun and camping.
Top 5 events to see at the festival: Music, Food, Crafts, Youth Fun, Camping
5117 S. Ironwood Drive
South Bend, Indiana, 46614
Festival / event dates: 8/8/2014 – 8/9/2014
Festival genre: Arts and craft festivals, Food festivals, beer or wine festivals, cultural festivals, music festivals
Official Website: www.southbendinternationalfestival.com
Expected Attendance: 5,000
5 words to describe this great event: Celebrating Peace, Love, Unity
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Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products
June 12, 2014 at 8:54AM
2014 Line Up
friday ~ 6:15pm – 7:45pm
elwood splinters blues band
The band was originated to perform for one time Jam session for a local Charity organization in November 1988. The combination of crowd response and natural love of Blues has kept the Elwood Splinters Blues Band together, with reputation of being the hardest working blues band in the Michiana area. The band has worked on bills with a Legendary Pinetop Perkins, KoKo Taylor and her Blues Machine, Glenn Davis, Clarence Carter, Lonnie Brooks (Rolling Stones Recording Artist), Sugar Blue, Melvin Tayor, Carl Weathersby and Little Ed. Lately they have been asked to be the warm up act for Tommy Castro and many more. Read more..
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friday ~ 10:00pm – 11:30pm (end)
sowFlow an acronym for (So)uth (W)est (Flo)rida, from the paradise coast (Naples) FL. is a refreshing new tech of contemporary of Reggae Music. With a dinsctinctive acoustic surf-rock/reggae sound, sowFlow sings a song of light-hearted melodies, whole-hearted lyrics and vibrations. “We don’t make music, we create movement”. sowFlow was conceived in 2009 when Jake Dorris (Vox and AC guitar) and (Joe Records) producers linked up at a local party. The two began collaborating and everything fell into place soon after. Already involved in the local music scene, the band was completed when close friends; Andre Beaudette (Drums and Percussion), Daniel Sahin (Lead guitar), Christian Yacono (Bass and Vocal) and Nick Grim (Trombone) committed to the group. Read more..
saturday ~ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
mathew tembo – Official Video
Mathew Tembo’s music fuses indigenous Zambia vibes with contemporary sounds to create a truly unique form. His latest album, Dadi Mwana, resounds in upbeat, Afro-fusion, reggae-fueled tracks featuring lyrics in various languages skillful married with music performed on handmade instruments – the silimba (local marimba), kalumbu (one stringed instrument) and kalimba (thumb piano). Mathew is a trailblazer, going against the musical status quo in Zambia of computerized pop. He has shared a stage with world music stars 3Ma and Oliver Mtukudzi, and has collabrated with Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, the guitar-playing freedom-fighting first president of Zambia. At his show, audiences simply cannot resist the urge to tap their toes, shake their hips and skank their way out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Outside of Zambia, he has played in Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Holland, Denmark, Germany, and the USA. Read more..
friday ~ 5:00pm -6:00pm
Jeff Roberts has loved music and played piano and electric keyboards since his early teens. Now into his early mid 20s (in his mind), he has gained an insurmountable amount of musical knowitallness.
Jeff’s talent have been used in several bands around the Michiana and surrounding areas for many years. His vast musical repertoire spans 40+ years of influences, from Pop to Rock to Jazz and everything in between. His love for “Island Music” was always a big part of his style but now he takes it to a new level. Expanding on this theme is what turned into the popular JTBuffet and their growing number of fanatic fans. Read more
Line up subject to change
saturday ~ 10:15pm – 11:45pm (end)
zion lion band
Zion Lion band is the toughest band to hit the Kalamazoo music scene . The members are a combinations of several bands from Kalamazoo area that crossed each other’s path along the way and they decided to form what they believe to be the right mix of Reggae, African Zouk, Mukosa, Zoukous and some Afro-Latin influences. Some of the band members have had the honor of opening and sharing same stage with local and international Reggae artists like Freddie McGregor, Pato Banton, Winsotn Garett, Culture, Beenie Man, Lucky Dube, Mickey Dread and many others. Read more..
South Bend International Festival
Family friendly outdoor entertainment featuring international and local live music, beer garden, food and craft vendors, children activities.