PROMOTING UNITY IN A TIME OF DIVISION

2022 Festival Date: Coming Soon!

Festival Location: Campau Park, 50 Antoine St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

2021 Artist Logo Winner: Esan Sommersell

Congratulations to Esan Sommersell, the winner of the One Peace Festival logo design contest!
logo design winner poster

Advancing Unity Through Wellness

One Peace Festival is a single-day all-ages Hip Hop + health and wellness event. The Festival’s purpose is to bring the community together to promote unity in this time of division. Hosted at Campau Park, community members can experience a shared cultural experience. Centered around unity and peaceful dialogue, hip-hop culture is our vehicle.

Edwin Anderson and Matthew “Monk Matthaeus” Duncan, the co-founders of One Peace Festival, grew up on the Southeast side of Grand Rapids. Both are artists and community activists who have a desire to serve the community through love-fueled motivation and intentions.

Edwin Anderson

Edwin Anderson is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Raised as an inner-city kid in the Southtown area, Edwin is looking to positively represent his community. He is contributing to the growth of his hometown through his mission to promote the arts and business culture together by creating opportunities among the community members and within the city. Edwin is currently attending Aquinas College and will soon receive a dual major in business and visual arts.

Matthew "Monk Matthaeus" Duncan

Monk is the co-founder and Vice President of the Hip Hop Association of Advancement and Education and an orthotic clinician for Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics. Monk works with folks with disabilities and mentors youth through Hip Hop culture.

All Ages Welcome

By promoting health and wellness, we’re advancing hip-hop’s core principles of peace, unity, love, and fun. The festival showcases area musicians, dancers, DJs, and visual artists. We place a large emphasis on all aspects of health and wellness (mind, body, and spirit). The festival encourages businesses and organizations located in the Southtown/Southeast Grand Rapids area to join us!

Festival Highlights

This year’s One Peace Festival will feature a variety of activities that promote peace, unity, love, fun, and health and support locally-owned BIPOC businesses.

Festival Features DJ

Live Music Entertainment

Live music curated by HopeDealersGR and including DJs, emcees, b-boys/b-girls, and other dancers and singers.

Festival Features Basketball Tournament

3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament

Hosted by Dominic Shannon of All-In-Sports.

Festival Features Healthy Food

Healthy Foods & Beverages

One Peace Festival will NOT be selling alcohol and will instead focus on healthy foods and beverages.

Festival Features Mental Health Team

Promoting Mental Health

Mental health organizations brought in by a mental health team to promote wellness.

Festival Features Local Artists

Local Artists

Live murals, painted by eight local visual artists, donated to area nonprofits upon their completion.

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Volunteer Sign Up
One Peace Festival Volunteer