Reggae Music, Arts and Culture Festivals

The BeReggae Festival in Atlanta is a three-day festival dedicated to music, arts and culture that brings together Afro Caribbean and African Diaspora roots in an inclusive family environment. Additionally, booths display and sell authentic pieces from African culture.

Attractions at this year’s Atlanta Indie Market include Third World, John Wayne Movements, DJ Kizzy Rock and Diamond D.

BeReggae Festival

The beREGGAE Festival is a three-day festival in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park that showcases music, food, vendors and much more. This three-day event hosts performances by Caribbean and African Diaspora musicians and deejays; additionally it serves as a fundraiser for Hand Over Fist Foundation; VIP experience passes and cabana rentals are also available to enhance attendees’ experiences.

Reggae festival commemorates Jamaican-rooted reggae music, famous for its pulse-pounding rhythm and mesmeric bass lines. Aside from music performances at this festival, other activities available at it include 5K run/walks and street magician performances; free admission is open to all ages.

This year’s beREGGAE festival features an outstanding line-up of performers such as Wayne Wonder and Tito Puente Jr, as well as Atlanta DJ Kizzy Rock and Latin songstress Melina Almodovar. The festival takes place August 12-14 and admission is free!

BeREGGAE Festival has been running for 10 years, and founder, Dres Tha Beatnik is extremely proud to showcase Afro Caribbean culture and heritage at this unique downtown Atlanta event. BeREGGAE festival features activities for kids of all ages including panel discussions and kid’s play zones as well as massive vendor/food markets with multiple main stages hosted by Dres Tha Beatnik himself (main stage hosted by him), dancehall/dancehall stages hosted by Regiment 54 executive producer deejay Diamond D and Regiment 54 executive producer deejay Diamond D and much more.

Day two of the festival was an overwhelming success as reggae icon Junior Reid took the stage and received thunderous applause. Additionally, guests enjoyed performances by John Wayne Movements and Sol Rising Band as well.

This year’s beREGGAE festival will showcase an interactive “Fun World Zone” to honor childhood. Featuring inflatables, games and other enjoyable activities. Sponsored by organizations like Hand Over Fist Foundation and Liquid Avatar. Additionally, local vendors like BonfireATL will offer their services. This event provides a great way to spend a Saturday in Atlanta.

Levitate Music and Arts Festival

The Levitate Music and Arts Festival hosts an outstanding lineup of world-class musicians and artists from multiple genres, including several top reggae musicians as well as other genres. There is also an array of food and beverage vendors at this festival held each July in Marshfield, Massachusetts; its goal is to provide an atmosphere in which everyone can relax while experiencing all that music offers!

The festival is well-known for its relaxed summertime ambience and regional creative energy, drawing thousands of visitors annually who support local hotels, restaurants, and shops. Furthermore, they hold strong to reducing waste through recycling efforts while simultaneously encouraging sustainable transportation options.

Established by two surfers and music lovers in 2013, the Levitate Music and Arts Festival has quickly become a beloved institution. The organizers aimed to create an event that combined their love for surfing, music, and community into one event; starting by holding an inaugural festival at their local surf shop. Over time it has since expanded to offer year-round live music performances at multiple venues year-round, clothing line sales for youth summer camps, as well as providing access to musical arts education in communities where it was otherwise not readily available.

Levitate Festival is known for offering not only incredible music, but also gourmet food and beverage offerings and arts and crafts from top artisans. Kids and families will love exploring activities such as the kid’s zone or watching local skate pros demonstrate. As a B Corp organization, it meets stringent environmental performance and social responsibility standards – the festival even received certification in 2009.

In 2022, this festival will bring some of the top artists in reggae music such as Stick Figure from Boston-based reggae band Stick Figure; Jack Johnson; Rebelution; Ziggy Marley and Shakey Graves are featured. Phil Lesh’s Grateful Dead performance also takes place along with Vulfpeck, Celisse and Vulfpeck bands like Vulfpeck Celisse with other notable performances from Brandi Carlile and Trey Anastasio Band performing. A portion of ticket sales goes directly towards supporting their Levitate Foundation which works to foster better future by supporting music, art, outdoor initiatives that nurture positive social change initiatives through music, art and outdoor initiatives that support music art and outdoor initiatives that contribute towards building better future.

Cali Roots Festival

Cali Roots Music and Arts Festival, more commonly referred to as Cali Roots, is a multi-day reggae music event featuring an eclectic roster of performers. Their goal is to foster creative expression that allows artists to show their art while also inspiring good vibes and community engagement.

This event showcases an eclectic variety of art and music, such as reggae, ska, hip hop, rock and folk musicians as well as yoga sessions, sound healing experiences and interactive art experiences. Artists and fans from around the country and world come together at this one-of-a-kind festival to connect and collaborate.

This year’s festival will feature an exceptional line-up of talent such as Rebelution, Stick Figure and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Set for May 25-28 at Monterey County Fairgrounds, guests will have access to delicious food and beverage offerings, engaging art installations and on-site greening initiatives during their visit.

The festival will also provide a platform for non-profit organizations and community projects to share their message with an audience, raising thousands of dollars and spreading awareness on important issues like conservation, the environment, sustainable living and Surf Rider Foundation (supported by Esselen Tribe of Monterey County), HeadCount, Save Our Shores ( supported by HeadCount) Love Hope Strength ( supported by Love Hope Strength).

This year, festival organizers have added new activities to the schedule such as the Art Retreat and Festival Fashion Zone. There will also be a VIP Experience offering access to Redwood Lounge as well as special benefits.

For attendees looking to spend an entire weekend at the festival, there are multiple accommodations near Monterey that are suitable. Hotels and Airbnbs can be found nearby as well as shuttle services that will transport attendees directly to and from their venue. Furthermore, car rentals and bus services are also available that will assist them in getting around town.

The California Roots Music & Arts Festival is an annual festival that presents some of the top reggae and conscious hip hop acts around. Held annually at Monterey County Fairgrounds, this popular reggae festival has quickly become one of the premier reggae events in America.

MOJA Arts Festival

MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston is an annual celebration of African and Caribbean culture that combines music, food, dance, poetry, theater storytelling, crafts for families and more. Established in 1979 and one of Charleston’s longest running cultural events. MOJA comes from Swahili word meaning one; during its eleven day run leaders of Charleston bring together dance theatre literary visual arts in one event.

This year’s festival features a street parade starting Thursday evening from Marion Square through King and Market streets before concluding at the U.S. Customs House, along with performances by both local and national artists such as jazz musician Najee performing at College of Charleston Cistern; dance series Genesis Dance Company from New York; theatre series that included August Wilson drama Fences as well as Lady in White Production’s Sugar in the Grits; classical encounter with Chamber Music Charleston performing works by Faure, Piazzolla, and Rubinstein; and classical encounter which featured Chamber Music Charleston performing works by Faure, Piazzolla, and Rubinstein; festival attendees could expect performances by musicians such as Najee at Cistern on College of Charleston campus; dance series Genesis Dance Company from New York; theatre series featuring August Wilson drama Fences as well as Sugar in Grits from Lady In White Productions; classical encounter featuring Chamber Music Charleston performing works by Faure, Piazzolla, and Rubinstein; as well as musical encounter featuring musicians performing works by Faure Piazzolla, and Rubinstein among others.

Alexandria Searles (Morowa Mosai) is 2023’s MOJA poster artist in visual arts, her art characterized as Afrocentric and Empowered Femininity. Her paintings draw on influences from her African and Caribbean heritage and she uses her creative energies to empower women of color through art.

The Charleston Music & Arts Festival also provides historical tours that explore Charleston’s African-American heritage, featuring tours that showcase historic sites that inspired George Gershwin to set his opera Porgy and Bess at them, such as Old Slave Mart Museum, Denmark Vesey’s Home, Charleston Slave Quarters as well as cultural artisan vendors as well as an annual Sunday Gospel Service.

Though the festival has experienced challenges over recent years, its legacy must remain. It provides an opportunity to honor African and Caribbean cultures while uniting local residents. Attendance at each event is free; food and drinks may be purchased.