Kinser Festival beckons this weekend

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Kinser Festival this Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 9 p.m., welcomes all service members, their families and our Japanese and Okinawan neighbors to partake in a weekend of fun with favorite festival attractions, including the always popular static display of military hardware, Fun Land’s rides and bouncers and game booths galore—including the new Bolt Action Virtual Shooting Range.

Kinser Festival, going down this Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 9 p.m., welcomes all service members, their families and our Japanese and Okinawan neighbors to partake in a weekend of fun with favorite festival attractions, including the always popular static display of military hardware, Fun Land’s rides and bouncers and game booths galore—including the new Bolt Action Virtual Shooting Range.

This being an Okinawan festival, plenty of food to satisfy the heartiest appetites will be available. Hungry revelers can enjoy American staples, such as Bulldogs Burgers, BBQ beef briskets from Hickory House All-American BBQ, sizzling pizza, 305 Latin Bistro and, for patrons 20 years of age and older, refreshing adult beverages from Kanpai Lounge. Local foods are also available—plus a selection of local food trucks! 

A great lineup of FREE entertainment will also be on tap, including rapper/singer/songwriter/DJ Gnash performing at 5:30 p.m., singer/songwriter Marc E. Bassy performing at 7 p.m. and singer/songwriter/actor MAX performing at 8:30 p.m.—all on Saturday night.  Sunday will feature the local salsa band KACHIMBA 1551 with Moon Roses performing at 3:45 p.m. and the legendary Japanese Queen tribute band Queeness performing at 8:45 p.m.  

Admission to the Kinser Festival is free and open to all, but no one will be admitted with pets, outside alcohol, bottles, coolers or backpacks. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation to and from designated parking lots on the base. As always, MCCS encourages everyone to drink responsibly and do not drink and drive. Daiko and taxi services will be available. For more information, call 098-970-5828 or visit mccsokinawa.com/festivals.

FOSTER FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Kinser Festival 2019
Date: Saturday,26 October 2019 / Time: 1400-2200
Show TimeEntertainmentFormat
1500Street Performer Kenzi 大道芸人けんぢStreet Performer 大道芸
1540Ouka 桜輝Eisa and Taiko drum 創作エイサー
1615What’s Up Akemi Dance Academy ワッツアップアケミ ダンスアカデミーHip Hop Dance ヒップホップダンス
1730GNASH ナッシュHip Hop/Pop ヒップホップ/ポップライブショー
1900Marc E. Bassy マーク E バシーHip Hop/Pop ヒップホップ/ポップライブショー
2030MAX マックスHip Hop/Pop ヒップホップ/ポップライブショー
Date: Sunday, 27 October  2019 / Time: 1300-2100
Show timeEntertainmentFormat
1330Tomanchu Hiroto 珠人ヒロトStreet Performer 大道芸
1430III MEF Band 第三海兵遠征軍音楽隊Variety band バラエティーミュージックショー
1545KACHIMBA1551 With Moon Roses   カチンバ1551 with ムーンローゼズSalsa/ Latin Band  サルサ/ラテンライブショー
1700Eisa Crew Crown エイサークルクラウンEisa 創作エイサー
1800Moranos モラノスVariety band バラエティーミュージックショー
1915Queeness クイーンネスRock Band ロックライブショー

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