Boomshaka Festival 2018

Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Aloha Radio
Around Boomshaka
Around Boomshaka
DJ Carlos Culture
DJ Carlos Culture
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
Art of Jimmy Ovadia
Art of Jimmy Ovadia
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders
Art of Jimmy Ovadia
Art of Jimmy Ovadia
Around Boomshaka
Around Boomshaka
DJ Carlos Culture
DJ Carlos Culture
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
HIRIE
Around Boomshaka
Around Boomshaka
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
The Original Wailers
Around Boomshaka
Around Boomshaka
DJ Carlos Culture
DJ Carlos Culture
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Don Carlos
Art of Jimmy Ovadia
Art of Jimmy Ovadia
Around Boomshaka
Around Boomshaka
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Around Boomshaka
Around Boomshaka
DJ Carlos Culture / Jimmy Ovadia
DJ Carlos Culture / Jimmy Ovadia
Cocoa the Tour Dog
Cocoa the Tour Dog
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure w/ Myles Doughty
Stick Figure w/ Myles Doughty
Stick Figure w/ Myles Doughty
Stick Figure w/ Myles Doughty
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
Stick Figure

To say that the first annual Boomshaka Festival in San Diego, California was a success would be a massive understatement. Despite landing on a Monday holiday, this President's Day fest packed Valley View Casino Center with wall to wall attendees ready for a roots party to remember. Hosted by 94.9 radio personality DJ Carlos Culture, Boomshaka 2018 kicked off mid-afternoon with reggae-rock band on the rise Aloha Radio followed by rootsy reggae band The Expanders. San Diegan band HIRIE was up next, delivering a solid performance to their hometown fans. The Original Wailers took the stage next, getting the crowd singing along easily to classic Bob jams. Uncle Don Carlos took the stage to uproarious applause and was shortly joined with Ocean Beach native and Slightly Stoopid frontman Kyle McDonald. As live artist Jimmy Ovadia splashed and splattered paint onto the canvas, the crowd danced along with Don Carlos' signature dance moves. Headliners Tribal Seeds and Stick Figure closed down the night, with the native Tribal Seeds boys up first. It was their roots party, after all! Stick got the people going (as they always do), high-fiving the audience within reach and playing alongside their trusty tour dog, Cocoa. Boomshaka attendees got a special treat as other Stoopid frontman Myles Doughty joined Kyle this time to jump onstage for a quick Stick and Stoopid collaboration! After what seemed like no time at all, Boomshaka 1 had come to an end. Until next year, cherish the memories in our gallery above and stay tuned for Boomshaka 2019 announcements.

Photography by Sean McCracken & Kristy Rose 

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