The full Summer Roots Festival experience

The full Summer Roots Festival experience

Kicking off the summer festivities right on June 26th, all-ages Summer Roots Fest hosted a feel-good party with a rundown of beloved reggae rock artists! The impressive lineup included Los Angeles-based reggae rock group SGV Vibes, Roots of Mine, surf-pop trio Bikini Trill, Hawaiian-based reggae queen Eli-Mac and direct support Arise Roots, Pacific Dub, The Expendables and, closing it all down, headliners Fortunate Youth.

Brew Ha Ha’s first event since COVID-19 began at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California, surrounded by luscious greenery and nature near Irvine Lake.

The craft beer and music festival featured over 100 beers from 25+ local and regional breweries, where attendees had the option to get their drink on with four hours of unlimited sampling (for age-appropriate attendees, of course)! In addition, numerous food trucks were available offering tasty local dishes (including vegan options!), while VIP attendees accessed their VIP lounge near the stage, after an hour early entry and unlimited beer tasting (from 12 pm-4pm). The Golden State Cigar Lounge was also open for guests to enjoy.

It was a perfect day for great vibes and seeing so many smiling SoCal reggae families gathering and starting summer off right, especially after missing out last year during the pandemic! So, keep the summer parties going and stay tuned for more award-winning Brew Ha Ha Productions fun and diverse events this summer! They will be returning to the OC County Fair — after a record-breaking year — to host tribute bands for a 90s event on Friday, July 23rd and a classic rock and 80s prom party on Saturday the 24th. Also, head over to the awesome annual Punk in the Park Music and Beer Fest on November 6th and 7th at Oak Canyon Park this fall!

Photography by Sean McCracken

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