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August 20-21, 2022


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About the Festival

On Saturday & Sunday, August 20th-21st, 2022, The Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, will accommodate scores of reggae and world music lovers at the annual DC World Reggae Festival.

The event, which grew from four years of 'Caribbean Live' at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC will feature several international reggae music, world music, soca music and afrobeat music acts.

Hosted by Top Tier Management Group and Pumpstation Entertainment, the DC World Reggae Festival caters not only to Jamaican natives but extends to Caribbean, African and Urban audiences. The Caribbean cultured event aims to promote diversity and unity through music among the relatable diasporas. The event's debut theme: ‘Let there be Peace on Earth’ covers the topics of love, unity, spiritual rejuvenation, and health awareness. The chosen acts are all representations of the set theme. Set to commence at noon.

World Peace
The Music

Roots reggae, Reggae lovers rock, Dub cultures, Ska, Soca, Calypso and Kompa, among others will be echo throughout the event. The festival promotes inclusion and is a concise representation of the varying cultures throughout the Caribbean.

Food

A variety of Caribbean, American and International dishes.

Partner Hotel

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20001

Find Rooms

DC World Reggae festival is a public event that caters to a diverse population of residents and visitors. Its Producers takes pride in providing a clean, safe environment for its guests to enjoy their favorite form of entertainment. Public safety is absolutely priority number one at the DC World Reggae Festival and we rely on the cooperation and the good judgment of every person who enters the venue to ensure this level of safety. This includes constantly re-evaluating our practices and making changes when needed.

  • No weapons of any kind
  • No fireworks or explosives
  • No outside food
  • No squirt guns
  • No glass containers
  • No outside drinks (sealed water up to 20 oz is allowed)
  • No alcohol
  • No illegal drugs, narcotics or drug paraphernalia
  • No coolers of any size
  • No tents, pop-ups, or canopies. These block the view for others
  • No large or framed backpacks
  • Bicycles are not allowed inside the festival grounds
  • No tailgating in parking lots
  • No refunds, exchanges or cancellations
  • No pets (except service animals)
  • No unauthorized vendors allowed!!

Saturday
August 20, 2022 12PM-9PM
Beres Hammond
Beenie Man
Kerwin Dubois
Rupee
Ras Slick
Jah Works
Sunday
August 21, 2022 12PM-9PM
Tiwa Savage
Third World
2 Baba AKA 2 Face
Nkula
Etana
Bela Dona
Activities
  • Kids Zone – Kids Activities
  • Art Streetz – Local art Showcase
  • Beer Mound – Beer only Bar
  • Shot Takers – Premium Liquor by the shot
  • Beverage Mound – Variety of beverages
  • Jerk Lane – Variety of Jerk
  • Peckish Corner – Small bites, quick snacks
  • Chill Zone – Take a break, relax and enjoy the atmosphere

Artiste Lineup

Beres Hammond Man at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Beres Hammond Man at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Beenie Man at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Beenie Man at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Kerwin Dubouis at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Kerwin Dubouis at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Rupee at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Rupee at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Ras Slick at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Ras Slick at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Chronixx at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Tiwa Savage at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Third World at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Third World at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
2 Baba AKA 2 Face Man at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
2 Baba AKA 2 Face at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Nkula at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Nkula at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Jah Works at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Jah Works at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Jah Works at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022
Etana at the DC World Reggae Festival 2022

Contact us

  • RFK Stadium
  • 2400 E Capitol Street SE
  • Washington, DC 20003
  • Open Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm