Cali Vibes Recap
There’s nothing like a high-energy festival to let off that creative energy. It’s a perfect way to unwind after a long week of work. Cali Vibes was just the ideal place to let loose and enjoy some fun in the sun.
It was a little chilly being in the 60s but still felt great because of the people there. All I needed was a light jacket during the day. The atmosphere kept everything warm and inviting.
It was a clean venue that made me feel like they took the time to keep things organized. The three different stages were the Koi, the Greens, and Boomyard.
Depending on your vibe, you can choose between different lineups to enjoy your time here. It didn’t feel too crowded, which made me feel comfortable letting loose. Also, the energy of each set felt great and made me forget about my daily routine.
I’d love to go to Marina Green Park again to take in another reggae concert or another genre. The staff that ran the place knew how to maximize the space for food and drink, private areas for women to attend to motherly duties, and free water refill stations.
Food & Drink
I love food from the islands, but I appreciate the foods from other cultures. If you wanted something else, you could choose pizza, burgers, tacos, and other food items. One of the big things I enjoyed about the food selection was the gluten-free and vegan options.
For someone that likes to watch what they eat, it’s nice to have lighter and fresher options to help keep some balance even while attending a festival. Also, they had incredible drinks to cater to people who enjoy non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.
I loved having a pineapple cane juice from the Sweet Grass booth. It was tasty and made me feel less jittery as I checked out different acts got to walk around the venue. The micheladas from That Funky Michi were spicy and had a unique kick with the fresh fruit.
The delectable cocktails and fresh non-alcoholic drinks made the event more enjoyable as I got to try things I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Cali Vibes had everything under control. You couldn’t enter the facility without having proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test 48 hours before the event. Also, there was a nearby site for rapid testing to get people up to code.
It made me feel safer to have a place that takes protocol seriously. I had less to worry about when protecting myself against the virus. Another thing I appreciated was access to lockers. If I wanted a safe place to put my belongings, I could order a locker for the day.
A convenient thing about these lockers is they came with a mobile charger. These came in handy for staying connected while going to different stages.
The acts were simply astounding. I love reggae and dancehall. It was amazing to see a mix of Mr. Vegas, Shaggy, Barrington Levy, and Sean Paul.
The best thing about the reggae acts for me was getting to see The Marley Brothers. They put on a heartfelt tribute to their father, Bob Marley. You felt the spirit in the venue with each song performed.
It was also great on the Hip-Hop vibe with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan killing the stage show. While it was unfortunate that Ghostface Killah didn’t perform, they more than made up for it with their classic hits and incredible bravado.
Cali Vibes is an event that felt great to enjoy that festival vibe again. I’d return next year for the next big event.