Downtown Summerfest 2016!
Save the date! Your favorite way to spend a summer night is back! Downtown Summerfest will be returning to Civic Plaza on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 5-10:30 p.m.
Stay tuned for more information!
National Headliner: The Wailers
Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums. They have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe performing an average of 200 dates a year. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who in
addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant and co-producer. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers’ sound is indisputable and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers.
The current lineup includes Mr. Barrett’s son, Aston Barrett Jr., a multi-instrumentalist who plays bass, drums and organ at varied occasions. He helps bring the music forward to a new generation. Anthony “Benbow” Creary, who recorded and toured with the band in the early years, is on drums. The two lead singers are Dwayne Anglin, known as Danglin, and Joshua David Barrett. Audley “Chizzy” Chisholm plays both lead and rhythm guitar. “Chizzy” also performs backing vocals with Cegee Victory. Keyboard is played by Chaka Taylor.
The Wailers are undoubtedly the world’s premier reggae and world music group known for performing high-energy shows to fans across the globe.
All interested vendors are encouraged to submit an application to be a part of Heights Summerfest. Applications will be accepted until June 27, 2016. The application for market vendors can be found here. The application for food vendors can be found here.