FONFEST aims to become the first Carbon Neutral Event to be held in the City of Miami. Created by musicians, artists, activists, scientists, and young entrepreneuers who share a common desire to save the planet and all the amazing creatures we share it with. The mission at FON is to transcend the limitations of the commonplace music festival and leave a meaningful and lasting legacy of environmentally sound concerts. What we intend to create is a veritable mecca for Art in all its forms and for people who feel passionate about it; a multitudinous celebration inclined specially to the correct and loving preservation of nature, humanity, and Earth. Coming along for the ride are numerous guest speakers, artists, and activists including the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) better known as the masterminds behind “The Cove” (one of the most thrilling and inspirational documentaries about the preservation of marine life).
The Festival inaugurates with almost 100 performers (musicians and comedians along with art installations, outdoor activities and workshops). The grounds will host 4 music areas, a comedy tent and a film tent. Doors open at 9 a.m. for those who like an early start to their day with yoga, Kayaking, meditation and other workshops. Performances start at 11 a.m. and end at midnight.
The Miami Reggae Festival or as our yogi friends call it the One Love Nutrifest inCoconut Grove, Miami’s Peacock Park on Saturday, November 23rd expresses our hopes and dreams of a world in which what we have in common is far greater than that which divides us. Through the Festival, we live not by looking at each other but by looking together in the same direction. The 4th annual festival brings together music and food from around the world and will donate a portion of all ticket proceeds toTECHO - a youth led non-profit organization at work in 19 countries including Latin American and the Caribbean. This festival where the admission requires a mandatory minimum donation of two non-perishable food items per person, features a lineup as diverse as Miami itself.
Festival will showcase 10 bands from 9 nations coming together to raise awareness and treat music lovers to a full day of international sounds. Joining Jamaican reggae progeny Stephen “Ragga” Marley on the lineup are Tiken Jah Fakoly from Africa’s Ivory Coast, Cultura Profética from Puerto Rico,Natiruts from Brazil, Midnite from St. Croix USVI, Gondwana from Chile, Black Slate & Carroll Thompson from the United Kingdom, Bachaco from Venezuela and Causion from Antigua. The event also features DJ performances from Don One Musical Showcase, Cornerstone Sounds & DJ Majestic plus MCLance O of Kulcha Shok Muzik.
Miami Reggae Festival is a family-friendly event featuring an artisan village of visual arts and handicrafts; various culinary vendors; an “Artecology Experience,” offering interactive games for kids about sustainability, healthy living seminars and workshops, including AEROGA ® Yoga in the Park from 11 am – 12:30 pm, a bike valet, and so much more.
Music has always had the power to unite and inspire humanitarianism. The festival will unify Miami’s diverse community through music while donating a portion of all ticket proceeds plus food collected at the event to aid Dade County residents living in poverty. The rations collected at the event will be re-distributed to families in need in Coconut Grove, Overtown and Liberty City by artists, volunteers, and members of TECHO and Rockers Movement.
Rockers Movement is proud to promote the Zero Waste Initiative at Miami Reggae Festival. In a committed effort towards sustainability, the Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle model will be implemented to prevent trash and organic materials from going into landfills and incinerators, thus diverting tons of waste and greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The festival will also work food vendors to collect edible food items to feed people and food scraps to feed animals.