One Earth ReggaeFest 2024 | Review & Photography By: Janel Spiegel

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Review & Photography By: Janel Spiegel

One Earth ReggaeFest 2024

July 6, 2024

Presented by: Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

Presented in Partnership with Movement Moves Media


July 6, 2024 from 12p.m. to 12 a.m.

BETHLEHEM, PA…. What a stunning day. The sun was shining. Mother Nature FELT ALL OF THOSE HIGH VIBRATIONS. I definitely think Mother Nature LOVES RAGGAE music. What a BEAUTIFUL DAY with the most beautiful people. I have been fortunate enough life to meet some of the most amazing souls… Not just because of writing but because I like to talk to everyone. Today was no different but so different. The impact that the Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley has on society is so much more than putting together a festival. The musicians, the artists, the vendors. ArtsQuest and SteelStacks, I can NEVER SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH for the kindness. The cooling towel. Taking time to talk to me about one of my favorite festivals. The One Earth ReggaeFest and Musikfest 2024. If you have looked at the line-up and started getting tickets, I suggest you do so.

But lets discuss Reggae Fest. They started at 12:00pm (noon) and it was still going when I left around…. Who knows what time. (I’ll be vending at The Carriage House in Hellertown tomorrow so, I had to cut my dancing short.) So many talented artists including: DJ Quickdraw, Cultivated Mind, Elephants Dancing, DJ Focus Podcast, The Tabernacle. Space Kamp WITH TROUBLOE CITY ALL-STARS. THEY DID SUCH AN INCREDIBLE JOB. Trouble City All-Stars, the amount of love and support we send to all of you. Thank you for the music.

Space Kamp played, “Air” featuring Jessica Lamb. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that song so much.

DJ Menace hosted, and kicked off the day with Good Vibes. Sound Off, Mighty Mystic, Marrissa Joy (WHO IS AMAZING!), F.Y.A.H., Long Beach Dub Allstars, DJ Menace again, Ras Jem & Unity Vibration.

They had a Dominoes Tournament this year and of course the beautiful Hoover-Mason Trestle was open, and Wind Creek Casino, along with tons of restaurants near-by.

Some of the amazing food trucks included: Cubano X-Press (I was SENDING EVERYONE TO THEM.), D&S Carribbean Kitchen, Island Noodles, Kona Ice of Allentown, Kou Kitchen, Movement Moves Media, Sedellah’s Island Grill: OKAY, I need to take a MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT Sedellah’s Island Grill. First… The coconuts were incredible. The food, the smoothies. EVERYTHING. They need to COME TO EVERY EVENT! EVERY SINGLE EVENT.

Slabs and Crabs, Tha Taste Smokers (ALWAYS PERFECTION), The Udder Bar, they were packed all day long, Travelin’ Ton’s Coffee of Lehigh Co., and more.

Some of the vendors included: Art of Henna, Beauty by Monette, Collective Curiosities, Der Wenig Bauernhof, LLC, DJ Focus Podcast, Evita Ink, Go Getter Movement Studioz, Isasuma Art, Jewels by Nicol Marie, Losco Glass, and LuvLee Creations, 22 Peppers, 420 Survival Enterprises, and More.

There are not enough words on how important it is for communities to truly come together. It does make a difference, especially when people care as much as all of these hard workers care.

Here is to next year. Maybe we will get two days. Thank you so much and thank you to all the amazing souls and my friends who came out.