Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022 is already nearing!

It’s the New Year and that means we are that much closer to another amazing reggae music festival! If you have been, you know the beauty and magic that takes place at Reggae Rise Up Florida… and, if you haven’t been before, it’s about time you come experience it. In the heart of downtown St. […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Four

Day Four began with a preempted sadness: the knowledge that the festival would be over by the end of the day weighed heavily on the minds of all the festival attendees, but the triumphant march through Reggae Rise Up Florida carried on. The humidity was swapped for a cooler, more overcast day, making for a […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Three

Day Three of Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021 was met with the same eagerness that was present the previous two days, yet something was different because the air was tinged with some stoopid-ity and a feeling of ‘elovated’ joy as the festival buzzed with energy at every turn. Tucked away in the middle of all […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Two

Day Two of Reggae Rise Up Florida brought in a flurry of people rushing through the gates of Vinoy Park. The tide of attendees was astounding, all smiling and laughing despite the infamous Florida humidity soaking their skin. As the day began and the sound waves started to pulsate through the air, the feeling of […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day One

On Thursday, October 21st, it was finally time for Reggae Rise Up to come back to Florida! You could tell everyone was ready to be back by the lines going for blocks, all waiting for the gates to open. Big props to the RRU staff for how fast they got everyone in and taken care […]

311, Iration & Iya Terra pack Tampa amphitheater

On September 25th in Tampa, Florida, on a beautiful Saturday, the sun was shining, a nice cool breeze was blowing and a sweat aroma was in the air, as you could tell a good reggae show was about to go down. As you pulled into the amphitheater, all members of extended reggae family were all […]

Saltwater Hippie presents: Seranation at Jannus Live

It’s September 18th and the first time our local band Seranation gets to headline Jannus Live! Can you imagine going to an iconic venue since you were a kid, watching your favorite bands play, then, one day, starting your own band and headlining that same venue? Well, that’s how Seranation felt on Saturday at the […]

Rebelution & friends fill Florida’s Vinoy Park

“There’s nothing like roots reggae music” and you could feel that as you got closer to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL on September 17th. With dub style music in the air, reggae family came from all around to join together for Keznamdi, Kabaka Pyramid and, of course, the amazing Rebelution. The Good Vibes Summer […]

KBong & special guests at Jannus Live, St. Petersburg

“There’s a melody in the wind // I can hear it on the shore // Brings me closer to something that I’ve never felt before // Becoming a brighter day, now that we’re outside // Let’s follow the sound into the night,” as KBong’s “Good To Hear Music” goes. Walking the streets in downtown St. […]

Florida gears up for Reggae Rise Up’s return

It’s almost time for Reggae Rise Up Florida, one of the largest and most beautiful festivals in the country! Every year (well, almost every year) it’s held at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park, with its stretching views of the Tampa Bay waters with boaters, dolphins, art, palm trees, hammocks and plenty of space to spread out […]

Dirty Heads’ Orlando Vacation finally returned for Year Two

Finally, the day had arrived for Dirty Heads‘ Orlando Vacation to come back to Florida for the second time. Attendees have been waiting for two years for the fest’s triumphant return and you could tell right away everyone was glad to be back at this large reggae music festival with so many great bands on […]

Experiencing Florida’s SRQ420 Fest

It was a beautiful Saturday with blue skies, fluffy white clouds and a nice Florida breeze on April 24th in Sarasota for a music festival — better yet, a 420 music festival! This was the second event by PotLuck SRQ, hosted by Brian Buono, who has worked hard to build this event bigger and better […]

Nature Coast Spring Camp Out: Day Two

Saturday April 17th found everyone stumbling out of tents, cabins and campers, eyes barely open after a long night of partying from Day One of Nature Coast Spring Camp Out at the Scooter Haven Country Club in Inglis, FL. People start moving to the sounds of another epic party, beginning with DJ Rollin cranking up […]

Nature Coast Spring Camp Out: Day One

On Friday, April 16th, people from all over Florida and further gathered for a camping music festival at the Scooter Haven Country Club in Inglis. People were rolling in all day, setting up campsites into the night, while the St. Petersburg Rastafari DJ Badda Skat blasted reggae music for all to hear. As people entered, […]

Reggae at the Rock: Day One

After waiting a year and being postponed twice due to COVID, Reggae at the Rock finally happened!!! Not only that, but it happened it grow from a single day event to a two-day music festival with two stages and over 20 bands! It was a beautiful weekend in Daytona Florida at the Hard Rock Hotel […]