Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Friday, October 18, 2013
Goombay Festival today, Sat. noon to midnight

Today and Saturday, Goombay, the street festival that honors Key West's Bahamian roots, returns to usher in the 10-day Fantasy Fest celebration.

From noon to midnight both days, Goombay rules the historic Bahama Village neighborhood centering on Petronia Street. The event offers food booths, live music and a "Junakanoo," which is Bahamian for street parade, both nights starting at 7 p.m. at Truman Avenue and Whitehead Street. Jahfe and The People Upstairs are booked to play each night.

Children from the Bahama Village Music Program's Joyful Voices choir will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the main stage at Petronia and Fort streets. The day includes Robert Albury and Total Recall, featuring guitarist and City Commissioner Clayton Lopez

A full schedule is available at www.facebook.com/BahamaVillageGoombayFestival.

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