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Jazz & Roots Music Festival

The 2023 Jazz & Roots Music Festival has been canceled due to severe weather. See you in 2024!

Jazz & Roots canceled
Third World band made of five males with a blue background and their logo at the bottom

Third World

Third World is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time and one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as "reggae-fusion."

The group has 9 Grammy nominations and a catalog of charted smash hits, including (Now That We Found Love, 96 Degrees in the Shade and Try Jah Love), spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fan base and inspirational messages. We invite you to the sites and sounds of the legendary Reggae Ambassadors, Third World!

Stefon Harris

Stefon Harris & Blackout

Vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris is heralded as “one of the most important young artists in jazz (The Los Angeles Times).” He is unquestionably developing what will be a long and extraordinary career.

King Solomon Hicks

King Solomon Hicks

King Solomon Hicks, the 26-year-old guitar phenom from Harlem, New York is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and composer. He has invested in music from a very young age and started playing guitar at just six years old.

Prince Hakim

Prince Hakim

Influenced by the sound of the 80's and today, Prince Hakim has traveled from New York to Tokyo sharing his passion, and spreading his message to "Celebrate Life.”

A banner that spells The Lawn at Enlow Hall with a view of the East Campus at Kean

The Lawn at Enlow Hall


The Lawn at Enlow Hall is located on the East Campus of Kean University, behind the Nathan Weiss Graduate College building.

A group of people in line, in front of a food truck titled Rolling Yatai

Food Trucks

Don't pack your dinner! Here's a list of participating food trucks and vendors to complete your festival experience. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, have them fill out the Vendor/Exhibitor Form.