Every year, a charitable reggae festival comes to Atlanta and this year’s promises to be bigger and better than ever! BeREGGAE Diaspora Music & Arts Festival at Piedmont Park is the annual three-day fundraiser for the festival’s non-profit, the Hand Over Fist Foundation, supporting programs centered around education and economic empowerment of Black families.
Established in 2013, Atlanta Reggae in the Park started as a block-party style gathering to celebrate authentic afro Caribbean culture. It has since changed its name, and become a beloved part of the unmissable festival line-up on offer in the ATL.
With a heavy focus on the intersectionality between the Caribbean, African, and Black American cultures, the festival has curated this annual space where everyone can feel represented. You can expect live music and DJs, delicious food vendors, pop-up experiences, and so much more at this vibrating love-letter to Afro-Caribbean culture and music.
This year, performers hitting the stage include (but are not limited to) Wayne Wonder, Tito Puente Jr., and Ceelo Green. The festival will be taking place on August 12 until August 14 and it’s free to attend. However, there are VIP packages and cabanas available should you desire to upgrade your day at the BeREGGAE Diaspora Music & Arts Festival. For more information, click here to visit their website.
In other Piedmont Park news, there are free sunscreen dispensers scattered throughout the park for Atlantans to use freely. So if you’re going to the festival or plan to hit Piedmont this summer, don’t forget to keep topping up that free protection.