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Charlemont Reggae Festival

Where One Love Always Rings True!

New England has a vast amount of very high quality reggae bands, and we wanted a great venue to feature their music. Two great local reggae musicians Abdul Baki & Ras Jahn Bullock got together to start the first Charlemont Reggae Festival. With very limited budgets, a handful of resources, and a bunch of enthusiastic volunteers, the Charlemont Reggae Festival was born.

It is our goal to bring peace and harmony loving reggae bands together to provide a full day of island vibes and the irie feeling of one love, one heart, and one people as a continuing theme throughout the day. This reggae family event brings together the idea of peace, green living, and the overall feeling of being one with your fellow neighbor dancing right next to you. If you don't watch out you may actually learn something that day as we try to feature different reggae legends such as Mutabaruka (Jamaican Rastafari dub poet, musician, actor, educator, and talk-show host) or Roger Steffens best known for his amazing archives of Bob Marley.

our staff

  • Abdul Baki

    Festival organizer and musician Abdul Baki speaks with enthusiasm about…

  • Ras Jahn Bullock

    Ras Jahn Bullock is a long time reggae musician hailing…

What to expect?

Constant reggae music all day from live bands to local area selectors. Dance like nobody is watching. Enjoy the feeling of irie vibes and make new friends that love what you love.
Learn a bit of history surrounding the world of reggae through guest speakers and video presentations. Between bands we like to keep the party going with all kinds of great information on reggae.
Give our festival as a gift to someone who needs a day away from the bump and grind of society. Tickets are available online too! Do something different for someone you love!
Enjoy all kinds of Caribbean food, pizza, salads and non-alcoholic beverages from one of our many food vendors. Or sign up to be a food vendor. You can also bring your own picnic too.
When we sing or say 'One Love' we mean it! You will be around fun loving and caring people who just want to relax and enjoy the vibes. No high pressure, just pure niceness.
Take pictures, or film your kids dancing the day away. If you get a great shot, send it to us and maybe we can use it in our photo gallery. Make these memories last a lifetime.