Dallas Reggae Festival 2022 at Addison Circle Park

Dallas Reggae Festival 2022 at Addison Circle ParkNorth Texas, prepare to heat up this April! Good vibes are coming in hot with the Annual Dallas Reggae Festival set to take place Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10 at Addison Circle Park. The event will be held from 12 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. Sunday: a weekend of steadfast fun from sunrise to sunset. 

The family-friendly festival plans to feature a long list of unique gems, including a star-studded lineup of international reggae artists and local bands, over 50 art and merch vendors, and a variety of the best local Caribbean-inspired food vendors. 

And there is no need to leave the kids at home! Not only do children 12 years and under receive free entry, but the Dallas Reggae Festival has countless activities in store for the entire family to enjoy. Be prepared to appreciate art in all forms, as the weekend’s list of activities is seemingly endless. From live painting shows to dance parties, there will be no shortage of entertainment. 

Celebrating culture through reggae sound, the festival’s biggest attraction is the variety of renowned musical reggae artists that will be showcasing their flair through live performances. 

Reggae music has a way of bringing people together, uniting communities, and “serves as a rallying cry when everything else seems to fall on deaf ears,” says Mike Frakaz, a Dallas Reggae Festival promoter.  

This cry for unity and carefree celebration is sure to be heard across Addison, as Saturday’s headliners include legendary artist Don Carlos, —who has been celebrating over 50 years in the music scene and is known for being a pioneer of the reggae sound— as well as artists Anthony B, Kash’d Out, Big Mountain, Hempress Sativa, and EarthKry. 

On Sunday, key performers are Third World, Gondwana, Nattali Rize, Lutan Fyah, and Arise Roots.  

Throughout the festival, Addison’s own locally produced artists will be set to take the stage including Lion Heights, D’RAS & Sharac Band, and Audic Empire.  

Audic Empire’s team expressed excitement for their return to live shows on social media saying, “Pumped to be reppin’ our home state of Texas at the Dallas Reggae Festival this April!”  

The North Texas talent doesn’t stop there, more of Texas’ musical talent will be on display at Addison Circle Park including performances from Idoljob, Bum Lucky, Salako Music, Dem Roots, Sing Kumba, and Burning Slow.  

Spreading the love, other live performances will include artists like Kyle Smith, Sgt. Remo & The Vibratones, and Dubbest.  

The event’s roster of gifted creators presents a variety of diverse musical and artistic flavors such as reggae, dancehall, reggaeton, R&B, Afro-beats, and Latin. 

 “The goal is to unite the audience with performers from many different generations,” says Frakaz. “We want people to escape to the islands for a few hours.” 

Though live music is a stand-out part of the festival’s activities, there are many more exciting features to be discovered. The largest and most popular Caribbean-themed restaurant in Houston, Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill, will be serving up delicious bites. Alongside them, other food vendors include Taste of Jamaica, Shonda’s Shave Ice, Trini Style Bake ‘n Shark & Tings, Sugababy Canes, Caribbean HotPot Grill, and many more. 

Planning to join the lively, feel-good, fun? Tickets for both days are sold separately, with general admission starting at only $30 per ticket, and ticket purchasing is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dallas-reggae-festival-2022-tickets-176774726967  

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