When: Fri., July 28, 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat., July 29, 3 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sun., July 30, 12-4 p.m. 2017
Creativity and diversity are the driving forces behind the 14th annual Manifestivus, a summer celebration of live music, art and culture. Set on sprawling green grounds, the festival features local and international acts for fans of genres ranging from reggae and world grooves to electronic and hip-hop beats. Akae Beka led by reggae legend Vaughn Benjamin (pictured), horn-driven ensemble the Big Takeover, and African drum and dance group Afri-VT are among the scheduled talent. Personal expression and unity are encouraged, and camping, kids’ activities, art installations and vendors keep the positive vibes flowing. As event founder and producer David Pransky puts it in a press release, “Festivalgoers will have fun, of course, but they’ll also leave feeling empowered.”
Price: $80; free for kids 12 and under; additional cost for camping.