Sunday, September 15, 2019
San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest with Akae Beka [formerly MIDNITE Band], Yami Bolo, Sister Nancy,, Prezident Brown and more plus 100% vegan cuisine and beverage, clothing, and other products, speakers on health, food, environment, and animals. Every ticket sold feeds 10 children.
September 15th at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles
It will be good vibes and A-List performers on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Los Angeles Reggae Vegan Fest at MacArthur Park. The festival will be Noon – 9pm and is an All Ages event. Tickets are $35 advance online, Kids 12 & under Are Free with paid adult. Reggae legends will be performing live including: Akae Beka [formerly MIDNITE Band, from the US Virgin Islands], Yami Bolo, Sister Nancy, Prezident Brown [All from Jamaica], Lamour & The Mystic Band [from Haiti], and more. The festival features 100% vegan cuisine and beverage, clothing, and other products, expert speakers on health, food, environment, and animals. Every ticket sold feeds 10 children.
AKAE BEKA – Hailing from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, legendary mystic Roots Reggae Chanter Vaughn Benjamin is the front man of Akae Beka, after a 20+ year run with the highly acclaimed MIDNITE Band. Often charting on Billboard and featured on Apple Music, he has released 73 albums and is currently touring promoting the most recent release “Mek A Menshun”.
YAMI BOLO – Co-starring at San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest is Yami Bolo from Kingston Jamaica, who has been releasing singles since the 1980’s. He gained international acclaim in the mid-90’s for his collaboration with Japanese reggae performer Miya which led to 500,000 record album sales in Japan. The duo also won the title of Best Music Video in Japan in 1994. Bolo was a part of Damian Marley’s 2001 Grammy – winning album and has collaborated with other top stars.
SISTER NANCY – She is known to the world as the first female dancehall DJ and was described as being a “dominating female voice for over two decades” on the dancehall scene. One of her most famous songs is “Bam Bam”, labeled as a “well-known reggae anthem” by BBC and a “classic” by The Observer.
While reggae music is center stage for concert activities, vegan food is center stage in the festival with a veritable smorgasbord on tap from some of the area’s top restaurants and chefs, some doing food demonstrations.
Each ticket purchased feeds vegan meals to ten hungry kids around the world through a partnership with Food for Life Global.
Non-Profit Go Vegan Radio has a rich history in event organization, starting in 1999 with the vegan & San Diego Fall-Fest & in Ocean Beach, followed by WorldFest—LA in 2000 (now VegFest LA). Along the way, there were vegan festivals in Orange County and the San Fernando Valley, and the World Vegan Summit & Expo in LA and Berkeley. LA Reggae Vegan Fest debuted last year, celebrating the vegan – or Ital – roots of reggae.
“Reggae Vegan Fests are committed to ‘One Love, All Species,’ for the animals, for human health, for environmental sustainability”, says event producer, Bob Linden, President of the non-profit: Go Vegan Radio Inc., “The ‘One Love’ philosophy includes the animals.” Bay Area – based Linden is no stranger to San Diego. He was Program Director of 98.1 KIFM in the heyday of that station’s greatest popularity around 1990. Bob was active in the animal rights community and at the forefront in defense of the seals and sea lions and the rookery in La Jolla. Go Vegan Radio with Bob Linden, the first vegan talk show in mainstream media ever, started in 2001, and was subsequently heard on the Air America Radio Network, on KLSD and KCEO in San Diego, and K-TALK in Los Angeles, and CBS and Clear Channel radio stations across the country. It continues as a weekly podcast at www.GoVeganRadio.com
Tickets for the Los Angeles Reggae Vegan Fest are $35 in advance and more at the gate.
Advance tickets are available at www.ReggaeVeganFest.com and on the
. Kids 12 & under are free.
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