Who’s going to the 26th Annual JazzReggae Festival this year? If you don’t have a ticket, you still have time to grab one! What does jazz and reggae have to do with this food blog. Obviously, no festival is complete without local vendors hawking their edible wares. That is where the focus of this event, at least for us, comes into play. That doesn’t mean the sounds of The Roots, Thundercat, Selah Sue and Booker T. Jones won’t be enjoyed. But they will be enjoyed while walking through the field dotted with more than 25 vendors. The offerings include bites from Kobbler King, Pampas Grill, Nu Nu Orleans, Delrose Jamaican, Rastaco, Natraliart and more.
Another cool aspect of the festival is its commitment to green and sustainable practices. Who knows if the weather will cooperate, but let’s cross our fingers, shall we? Hop on two wheels and ride your bike to the UCLA campus. Bike valet will be available. Or you can get a ride one of the many MTA bus lines or the Santa Monica Big Blue Line to arrive in mass transit-style. There will also be refillable water bottles, recoiling and composting of course and the collection of vendors’ oil to turn into biofuel. These are big efforts to applaud and celebrate when thousands of Angelenos are expected to convene in one place.
Be sure to get your tickets on the JazzReggae Festival website, or stop by Amoeba Records, Natraliart and Headlines Records. You can also follow them on Twitter and stalk updates on their Facebook page. Doors open on both days at 11:00 am. Get there early, and save room for the eats!