The JazzReggae Festival at UCLA is BACK for its 28th annual celebration. Festival dates have been set for Sunday and Monday, May 25th & 26th 2014, this Memorial Day Weekend. We are a festival that is not only strictly student-produced, but stands as the longest standing music festival in Los Angeles and is nationally recognized by VH1 and DoSomething.Org as one of the Top 4 Most Sustainable Music Festivals. More than music, JazzReggae offers various forms of live arts & crafts, as well as a diverse selection of cuisines. Save the date, for the annual return of the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA.
Every year, JazzReggae works to showcase and highlight some of the best artists from the Los Angeles area and this year is no different. More areas and art installations will be dedicated to getting festival goers involved this year with not only creating, but leaving their mark at the festival. Along with interactive art installations, we will let the artists speak for themselves and show off their talents at one of our dedicated live art stations. Watch it all as it goes down over the two day weekend. Official roster of artists involved with the festival will be posted here in the coming months.
Want to get more involved with art at the festival? We'll also be announcing two competitions in mid-March, so make sure to check back for more details.
Craft and Cuisine
Craft and Cuisine
More than anything, the JazzReggae Festival is a celebration of culture. While the festival is known for the many different musical acts it brings to the stage, JazzReggae is a way to showcase the cultural diversity that exists within the Los Angeles area by bringing an array of local vendors to the festival. Past vendors have offered everything from Jamaican, to Ethiopian, Thai cuisine and much more. In addition to all of the food choices, festival goers can expect an eclectic set of craft booths where they can purchase jewelry, clothing and accessories, original artwork, handmade products and more! Every year we are committed to hosting vendors that offer a diverse selection of delicious food as well as a unique display of craft vendors.
We are always looking to expand the food and craft selections offered to our audience and strongly believe every vendor will find success at our festival.
If you are interested in being a food vendor at the fest, please follow this link to fill out an application:
If you are interested in being a craft vendor at the fest, please follow this link to fill out an application:
This is the second year that JazzReggae will feature free water refilling with Event Water solutions at the festival. Event Water partners with music festivals and other large events all over the U.S. and Canada to provide guests with free, unlimited, filtered drinking water. In 2013 alone, Event Water teamed up with 153 separate events and refilled more than 5 million bottles! Bringing these water refilling stations to JazzReggae was a crucial step for sustainability at the festival: at the 27th annual festival we were able to dramatically divert our plastic bottle waste providing attendees with more than 4,000 refills over the course of the weekend. This year, we are aiming for an even higher count - look out for our two snazzy refill stations and make sure to bring a reusable bottle or to purchase a custom, sustainable bottle at our merchandise tent!
JazzReggae brings a wide array of exciting and diverse food vendors each year. The sustainability team works hard to ensure that each vendor follows a series of guidelines in order to pursue a nearly zero-waste goal. Vendors use solely recyclable and compostable cutlery, plates and cups and avoid plastic bottles, sauce packets. Our festival features waste, recycling and composting bins throughout the grounds to ensure we create as small of a waste footprint as possible. Another exciting element of our zero-waste plan involves recycling leftover cooking oil. JazzReggae is partnering with Biotane Fuels to pick up vendor cooking oil to convert to biodiesel.
Global Inheritance is a unique nonprofit organization that is involved with hundreds of events around the country, using creative, cause-based projects to convey the importance of sustainability and social action.
This year, the exciting Energy Playground will be returning featuring energy-generating seesaw, swing sets and a human hamster wheel! The fun doesn’t just end with playing on the equipment - the energy generated while playing powers a snow cone machine! The Energy Playground demonstrates the capabilities of alternative energy while providing a memorable experience for people of all ages.