Don't let the name fool you — this is happening right here in Greater Rochester. This new festival presents a solid spine-bending groove line-up. Starting with the Funkalicious Friday, you've got Neo Project, Gunpoets, Sophistafunk, and DJs True Risen and Solar Lion. Saturday in the Sun features Jah Cutta, Acuma Roots, Chyna Nicole, Black Mountain Groove Clan, Bare Bones, House on a Spring, Noble Vibes, and Dharmakaya. Sunday details were TBD, but you can bet it'll involve more wallowing-in-the-grass fun.
The Vermont Reggae Festival will take place Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 16, at Carey Lake, 959 Penfield Road, Macedon. Gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday. $22-$37. Vermontreggaefestival2013.com.