If you're a reggae fan, or just a music lover like me, and didn't attend the Reggae On the Block Party, you definitely missed out on a great show!
The Reggae On The Block party is an annual block party, located in the center of downtown Orlando at the corner of Washington St. and Orange Ave, that features some of the best reggae artists playing from early afternoon until the late hours of the evening.
This all-day event is filled with good music, food, and positive vibes.
I was invited by the event's sponsor (and my personal favorite), Chipotle, to partake in this fun event.
For someone trying to become more conscious of what they eat, I appreciate Chipotle's "Food with Integrity" mission, which they pride themselves in providing to their customers. All their food is organic, responsibly raised, and free from artificial flavors or fillers.
Just last month, Chipotle became the first fast-food chain to ban genetically modified foods, known as GMOs, in all foods served in its restaurants.
Just when I thought I couldn't love them any more, our friends at Chipotle went ahead and hooked me up with VIP/Media passes!
The VIP tickets included access to two air conditioned patio areas next to the stage, drink tickets, goody bags, and catered food provided by Chipotle throughout the day!
I tried for the first time the Sofritas Tacos.
Sofritas is organic shredded tofu braised with chipotle chilis, roasted poblanos, and a blend of aromatic spices.
One word: Delicious!
Even if you're not vegan or vegetarian, you'll still enjoy this mouthwatering meal. I didn't even know I was eating tofu until I finished my last bite. It honestly tastes just like chicken.
There was such a chill energy throughout the whole event. Everybody was having a fun time and enjoying all the vendors and watching the artists perform .
There was a total of twelve bands that played throughout the event. The band I was looking forward to seeing the most and one of the two headliners, was Iration.
I was first introduced to their music four years ago. After one song, I was a fan! I completely fell in love with their feel good sound.
Every time I listen to them, I envision myself in a nice tropical island with a big Piña Colada in hand.
This time I wasn't transported to that beautiful tropical island. Instead, I was sitting front row, just a couple of feet away from the stage and band!
I mean, the island is nice and all, but the VIP/Media tickets trumped my paradise dream.
Iration even posted a picture of us sitting in our cozy seats on their Instagram!!
How cool is that??
Our media passes enabled us to get these close up shots!
Even the security guard was jamming out with all of us!
After Iration performed, (which by the way, they killed it!) we were able to meet and take a couple of pictures with them.
The highlight of our night!
After the event, I left with huge smiles on my face. So happy I was able to experience my first Reggae on The Block!
Thank you Orlando for giving us perfect weather and venue and Chipotle for being so good to us!