The 9th annual Havana Reggae Fest returns April 7th, 2018. The Reggae Fest celebrates Caribbean culture through family-oriented activities, music, dance, poetry, arts and crafts. Reggae legend Mykal Rose of Black Uhuru will headline the festival. Black Uhuru won reggae's first Grammy award for the album "Anthem" in 1984. Reggae Brew (featuring members of the reggae band, the "Resolvers") will bring their "Big Band Reggae" sound to the festival, where they combine classic Jamaican roots and lively New Orleans stylings. They won the New Times Best Reggae Band Award in 2013. Solo artist Anthony Que and the band Earthkry, both hailing from Kingston, the Brazilian group Maca Reggae, and local reggae acts Pulsation and Gaines St. Percussion, round out the festival. Gates open at 2pm, show starts at 3pm. The festival will feature a variety of food and beverage vendors with additional activities for kids including soccer and volleyball games and Beanie Baby Toss. A Bonfire will be lit at 7[pm and a Drum Circle will start immediately after the last act on stage. The event will conclude at 9pm. Sponsors include Gadsden County and Big Bend Transit. General admission tickets are $20. Student tickets are $10 with ID at the gate. Kids aged 12 and under enter free. Parking is $2. Early bird tickets are available at $15 if purchased before March 7th at Eventbrite.