Sunday, July 21, 2019
San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest with Third World, Yami Bolo, Jordan T., and Iakopo, 100% vegan cuisine and beverage, clothing, and other products, speakers on health, food, environment, and animals.
Every ticket sold feeds 10 children.
Noon – 9pm
Liberty Station / NTC Park – Preble Field, San Diego, CA
GA: $35 advance online / VIP: $77
$40 at the gate
Kids 12 & Under Are Free with paid adult
Go Vegan Radio (501(c)3) presents the 1st ever San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Liberty Station / NTC Park – Preble Field from 12 noon to 9pm.
It will be good vibes and A-List performers on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest with Third World, Yami Bolo, Jordan T., Iakopo, and many more performers. 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.
THIRD WORLD – The headliner, Third World, celebrates 45 years as one of reggae’s most iconic legendary bands. Third World is one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R& B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as ®gae- fusion.
With 10 Grammy nominations and a catalogue of charted smash hits, including (“Now That We Found Love”, ”96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love”), spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fan base and inspirational messages make this band a festival favorite.
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. He will be backed by Quinto Sol.
JORDAN T – With a growing audience of over 40,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone, and no stranger to the global reggae touring circuit, Jordan T’s touring career has taken him to international music festivals such as Rototom Sunsplash, (Spain), Riddu Riddu Festival (Norway), Chiemsee Summer (Germany), SummerJam (Cologne, Germany), Reggae Sun Ska Fest (France) and American Reggae festivals like Reggae on the River, California Roots Festival, Reggae on the Mountain, Island Vibes Fest, Island Reggae Festival, Trenchfest (Guam), Reggae on the Block (Orlando), and many more across the globe.
To fund the production of his independent debut “Bridges with the Vibes” (2017) album and future tours, he and his fanbase raised $30,000 after exceeding their initial goal of $23,000. Following the successful campaign, Jordan T linked up with Habitat for Humanity in Nicaragua (2017) to give back, building housing for those in need. Jordan T has shared stages/festivals with artists such as Fiji, Katchafire, Jimmy Cliff, Major Lazer, Third World, Tarrus Riley, Jemere Morgan, Steel Pulse, Iration, Anuhea, Maoli, Soja, Mike Love, Damien Marley, Alex Marley, Sammy J, Common Kings, Collie Buddz, Irie Love, Ali Cambell (UB40), Kimie, Ekolu, Rebel Souljahz, The Green, J Boog, Bobby McFerrin, Mick Fleetwood, Michael Shrieve, and many more. This former lead guitarist/vocalist of the Maui band Maoli (HI) relentlessly pursued his dreams which led him to play as lead guitarist/vocalist touring the globe with the legendary international reggae band, Katchafire (NZ). His music is a mainstay on Hawaiian and international reggae radio stations in O’ahu, Maui, Big Island of Hawai’i, Guam, Tahiti, Cali, Japan, and various European stations. His most renowned singles include his #1 Hawaiian hit, “Sunset Tonight” (2013), “Closer To You” (2015), and the most recent release off of his Debut Album (Bridges with the Vibes) “Find Ya Riddim” (2017), which features Jemere Morgan, son of Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage.
IAKOPO – Southern California native Iakopo burst on the music scene in 2007 with the hit single “Let Your Light Shine”. The artist signed with Sony Japan, and his 2016 hit “Touchdown” featuring Shaggy made him an international sensation. His new album “Waves”, recorded in Hawaii, was just released featuring the single “Never Letting Go”.
The line-up also includes Jamaican roots-reggae vocalist, songwriter, recording and performing artist, Empress Akua; local roots-reggae favorites – Prime Livity; Lamour & the Mystik Band fronted by General Jah Mikey; Quinto Sol; Sensi Trails; and Drifting Roots.*Line-up subject to change.
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. Also, on tap will be a variety of unique vegan beers, wines, and kombuchas in the 21+ garden, while the event is fun for all ages and children 12 and under are free.
This year we will feature a VIP Ticket for $77 which includes: Festival Ticket, T-Shirt, & Tote Bag with Vegan Cat & Dog Treats from Evolution… AND…”VIP VEGAN WINE & CHEESE TASTING”, 4pm – 6pm, sponsored by Mission Square Market, San Diego’s only 100% Vegan market. VIP Ticket holders will explore 10 Wonderful Western Wine Varieties & Delectable Cheese from Half a Dozen International & Local Vegan Companies, including Follow Your Heart, Jules Foods, Nomads Vegan Eats, Reine Vegan Cuisine, Violife, and Vtopian … all while enjoying the most amazing live reggae…
Expert Vegan Speakers will be on stage between musical performances and in the events and the “Free College of Vegan Knowledge” — an area open to ticket holders and free to the general public, where health professionals, authors, activists, chefs, athletes, and poets will be scheduled throughout the day. San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest Sponsor Torrey Holistics, the First Dispensary in California Licensed for Adult Use is also sponsoring Cannabis 101 Talk at the festival and the 2pm Mary Jay Party cannabis education discussion in our Free College of Vegan Knowledge open to ticket holders and the ticket-less….
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.
The 2nd annual LA Reggae Vegan Fest is September 15th at MacArthur Park.
“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 he 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 San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate.
Advance tickets are available at www.ReggaeVeganFest.com and on the Eventbrite
ticketing platform. Kids 12 & under are free.
Liberty Station / NTC Park – Preble Field is located at
2455 Cushing Road San Diego, CA 92106.
For more information, contact info@ReggaeVeganFest.com
Line-up updates are available on www.facebook.com/reggaeveganfest or