How about a little wellness with your music? On Saturday March 22nd, Palm Beach Garden’s Mainstreet at Midtown plays host to the 2nd annual Peace Love & Wellness Festival, an outdoor combination of healthy-lifestyle offerings and music. This free block party features yoga classes, food trucks and the music of multicultural outfit Xperimento, and the Sacramento-based reggae-fusion band Arden Park Roots.
As befitting their Miami roots, Xperimento’s music has a heavy Latin influence, including bilingual lyrics and styles such as cumbia, salsa and merengue, all powered by the happiest horn section this side of Havana. But the melange also includes healthy doses of reggae, rock and ska, justifying the band’s description of its sound as “Latin Reggae Urban Soul”, or “Tremendo Party!” for short.
Arden Park Roots, on the other hand, is very heavy on a reggae/rock sound reminiscent of 311 or SOJA. In true reggae spirit, the band’s output includes some interesting covers of diverse material, such as Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” and a very rockish version of The Police’s “Walking On The Moon”.
So take advantage of our mild spring weather to practise your downward-dog pose all while taking in cool bands and eating nutritious food. The Peace Love & Wellness Festival promises to be a healthy experience with a beat you can dance to.
The Peace Love & Wellness Festival takes place Sat. March 22nd, 2014, 1-5 p.m. at Mainstreet at Midtown, 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Phone: (561) 832-1986.