This past Saturday I attended ONE Musicfest for the 2nd time in a row. ONE Musicfest is one of only a few urban music festivals and they do it quite well. This years lineup included: Lauryn Hill, The Roots, ASAP Rocky, Wale, Janelle Monae & Wondaland, Bun B, Big Krit, and so many more.
What makes ONE Musicfest so special is the diverse crowd and amazing atmosphere. Everyone’s out to listen to good music, indulge in a drink or two, and have a good time.
Along with the music, this music festival boasts tons of vendors, most of which are black-owned. There’s everything from street apparel, art, jewelry, and hair and skin care products.
But one of my favorite things about this year’s festival was the interactive art experience put together by a few gentlemen. They created a blank outline, then invited festival goers to grab a brush and let their imaginations run wild. While not a skilled painter, I contributed a bit, but the end result was simply amazing!
There’s reserved seating where you are able to pick seats not too far from the stage, pit tickets where you stage directly in front of the stage, and lawn seating where you’re furthest away from the stage, however, you’re able to bring a blanket, lay out, and make new friends while enjoying all of your favorite artists. The festival runs from about noon to well into the night, so you certainly want to be comfortable.
While I can’t remember ticket prices right off the top of my head, they’re extremely reasonable for the caliber of artists you’ll get to see so if you missed it this year, be sure to make it out in 2016!