It is about that time of year when seasons are changing in color, and the U.S. is getting ready to bundle up and celebrate holidays. Snow will be falling in most parts of the country soon, but Southern California will still be hot… with reggae music, that is!
Although many families in the U.S. celebrate Thanksgiving to give honor to family, traditions, and the meeting of Native Americans to Europeans, it is a feast to behold. Whether one will celebrate with the traditional style of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and corn, there are other alternatives now taking place to celebrate this day of giving thanks and praises.
Snow will be falling in most parts of the country soon, but Southern California will still be hot… with reggae music, that is!
To start, many reggae lovers can take the opportunity to support a show the day before Thanksgiving Thursday, as well as after it. For example, in San Diego, avid reggae supporters can check out modern reggae band, Arise Roots from Los Angeles, who will be playing with Gonzo, also from Los Angeles. Both artists will be playing with a band called Revival at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Also, Fortunate Youth, Gonzo, and Iya Terra are playing at The Roxy in Hollywood on Friday, House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday, and even the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday.
Other than that, reggae-rock band Through The Roots from San Diego will be on the road for their Run It Tour. The band will be at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Nov. 25th with Maoli and Bad Neighborz, as well as The Marquis Theatre in Denver, Colorado on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
For those more interested in modern roots reggae, Raging Fyah from Jamaica is in the States until Nov. 24th. They will be in California until the 22nd before taking off to Brooklyn, New York for a show on the 24th.
Although Thanksgiving in America does not traditionally acknowledge reggae shows as something to do for the popular four-day weekend, it is nice to know it is an alternative to other popular events, such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday. For those looking to celebrate their holidays in alternative ways, check out social media websites, like Facebook, for more information on any chosen music and possible showcases.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Top Shelf Reggae!
Sources: Belly Up show info: https://bellyupsolanabeach.frontgatetickets.com/event/yqfip84j9kz3i10q