Published on June 23, 2022 at 1:10 p.m.
ArtsQuest will host a new free festival celebrating reggae music on July 2. One Earth ReggaeFest, produced in partnership by Movement Moves Media, is an all-ages event celebrating a fusion of California reggae, classic reggae, hip hop and funk with live music performances from national tours and local bands from the Lehigh Valley region.
The event will take place from 2 p.m. to midnight.
“We are proud to launch this new celebration of culture this summer,” said Patrick Brogan, Director of Programming. “Reggae is more than a genre of music, it’s an energy and vibe that we are excited to share in the Lehigh Valley. This experience is made possible through our partnership with Movement Moves Media and so many community members who have stepped up to bring this experience to SteelStacks.
Tropidelic will headline the festival, bringing their mix of reggae, hip hop and energetic funk to the stage.
The six-piece band has been featured at festivals around the world, including Electric Forest, California Roots Music & Art Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Warped Tour and 311 Caribbean Cruise. Guests can also enjoy performances from Sister Nancy, trending right now for her hit song “BAM BAM” featured on Netflix’s “Ozark,” and Red Fox, who won DJ of the Year at New York several times.
Other featured artists will include Space Kamp, LNJ Sessions, Maxamilly, DJ BezMusiq, Screechy Dan, Solomonic Sound, JoJo Mac and Trouble City All Stars.
The day-long festival will also feature eclectic vendors, authentic Jamaican food and fun in the sun.
Tickets are not necessary, but good vibes will be collected at the door.
Visit steelstacks.org for more information.
Red Fox is just one of the many artists who will perform at Reggaefest. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO