Throwback fest Beats at the Beach about to hit San Diego

Everyone loves a good throwback. It’s also safe to assert that everyone has admiration for a beach setting. Combining these cherished entities is radio station Magic 92.5 and Subaru, presenting San Diego with Beats at the Beach this upcoming September 18th, featuring an all star “I Love the 90’s” lineup! And, when we say ‘all […]

Bayfest San Diego 2021

San Diego’s premiere reggae rock festival on the water Bayfest returned on July 10th to host thousands of local fans, bands and vendors after more than a year since the pandemic began. Instantly, the event brought amazing free and great vibes, with fans rejoicing and reuniting with one another after so long apart. The second […]

Desert Daze set for mystical metamorphosis November 2021

After this past 18 months, all of us need a break. No… we need an outlet. We need to let loose wildly, uninhibitedly in the purest form of human expression. As festivals return to planet Earth from their forced COVID-19 hiatus, it seems that an energy shift has happened. We’re attending live shows out of […]

Vanilla Ice brought fire to Tequila & Taco Fest 2021

On January 24th, Vanilla Ice — with legendary rap duo Tag Team as direct support — took over Day One of the Tequila & Taco Festival in Ventura, California. As tacos were served abundantly from all kinds of local vendors, Tag Team started off the night with their original old-school style rap. Tag Team is […]

Mammoth Reggae Fest 2021: Day Two

The second day of the 2021 Mammoth Reggae Festival kicked off with Roots Of Mine, a band from southern California. The festivities started up again around 12pm, with music at 3pm, giving people time to eat and shop around before the first band went on. I was excited to finally see and meet Roots of […]

Mammoth Reggae Fest 2021: Day One

Mammoth Reggae Festival held its 11th Annual weekend event this past July 16th through 18th and, boy, was it worth the trip up the mountain! On the first day of the fest, everyone arrived early to check out the Village at Mammoth — an area with a bunch of different cool shops and vendors. The […]

Pato Banton performs at Mrs. Olsen’s in Oxnard, CA

On July 1st, Pato Banton and Free Love Project took over Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut in Oxnard, CA for the first night of his tour. Free Love Project started off the night, with their roots reggae sound, mixed with real island vibes. Free Love Project is a band mixed with some of the best artists […]

How Bayfest 2021 brought good vibes back to San Diego

SOLD OUT Bayfest San Diego is the first reggae-based festival to return to the city since the beginning of the pandemic. 12K people came to feel the good vibes of the all-SoCal lineup, featuring DENM, KBong, Fortunate Youth, Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads, filling our empty festival cups. Oh, did it feel amazing walking […]

Roaring Camp welcomes The Movement with Johnny Cosmic

On Thursday, July 15th, The Movement with Johnny Cosmic and friends brought the sounds of summer to the Santa Cruz Mountains at Felton’s Roaring Camp. It was the last weekend — meaning the last reggae show — of the summer series sponsored┬áby Felton Music Hall and it did not disappoint. Smiles were on faces from […]

Dry Diggings reveals full lineup for August 2021

If you have never been to the alternative reggae rock festival Dry Diggings, then buckle up as we tell you why it is YOUR next destination festival event! The California Roots partner festival is returning for two days and the full lineup drop has got us pumped for August! Nestled in the mountain hills of […]

Goldenvoice announces Just Like Heaven 2022

Leave it to Goldenvoice to bring back exactly what we want for live music post-quarantine. Now that the mask mandate has been lifted, venues are back to full capacity and vaccines are everywhere, it’s time to get back to festivals. After a slew of announcements, Goldenvoice — more hard at work than ever — decides […]

Dan Kelly & Zeb play acoustic at Sealegs

On July 11th, Dan Kelly from Fortunate Youth and Zeb from Tribal Seeds played a couple acoustic sets at Sealegs at the Beach.┬áThe sun was warm and the crowd was filled with friends and family with their feet in the sand, waiting to spend the day dancing and having a good time. The guys played […]

Experiencing the first annual Summer Roots Festival

Summer Roots Festival hosted a great lineup of some of California’s favorite reggae artists! Newcomers SGV Vibes, a punk/ska/reggae mix band from San Gabriel Valley, kicked off the show at noon with some upbeat, feel-good music to get the crowd warmed up! Then, Roots of Mine took the stage with surprise guest Dread Kennedy for […]

HIRIE sells out headlining show at Harrah’s Valley Center

Harrah’s Rincon in Valley Center, California… sure, it’s out of the way, tucked an hour or so outside of any suburban San Diego neighborhood on Native American land, but the return of live music knows no bounds. HIRIE — a fire reggae pop artist, forced into dormancy from quarantine — was surfacing for a her […]

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 […]