Can’t stop, won’t stop: sitting down with Geoff Weers of The Expendables

Northern California heavy hitters, The Expendables have become well-known in the music world for their creative intent and a mastering of their craft that is untouchable. Their vibe is on point, and they only want to be true to the music. Layered with sounds and lyrics deep enough that it’s alluring and inviting to listeners […]

Reggae Rise Up Vegas returns for Fall 2022

From the Reggae Rise Up camp comes the second of three yearly nationwide festival installments, this time at the downtown Las Vegas Events Center the second weekend in October. Last year’s Reggae Rise Up in St. Petersburg, FL hosted over 15,000 festival-goers, with numbers for the other two festivals expected to reach or surpass in […]

California Roots 2022: Day Two

“I’m gonna get you high today, ’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do…” Even though Ice Cube’s set wasn’t until Sunday, the famous words resonated Friday at Cali Roots and the pep in our step and stars in our eyes confirmed that magic was in the air. […]

Dry Diggings drops second reveal for 2022

“One of my favorites, ever!” That’s what I tell anyone that asks me about Dry Diggings, an easygoing backyard vibe of a festival held in the tree-shaded grass of the aptly named Grass Valley Fairgrounds in Nevada County, CA. The lineup blends classic roots and culture with a healthy dose of west coast reggae and […]

Celebrating 4/20 at Florida Groves Fest 2022

It was a huge 420 party in Orlando on April 16th at Florida Groves Fest, with tons of amazing vendors, artist and bands coming together for an awesome event. If you are a cannabis activist, supporter, consumer or just interested to learn more about this amazing plant, this is an event you need to check […]

Time to gear up for Florida Groves Fest 2022

Make sure to mark your calendars for April 16th and head on down to Orlando for the first-ever Florida Groves Festival! It will be the largest Florida cannabis-meets-music festival to date, with amazing reggae musicians coming to town like Roots of Creation, The Expendables and — all the way from Jamaica — Julian Marley & […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2022: Day Three

On Sunday, February 6th Cali Vibes Day Three kicked off! It was another warm day with lots of anticipation in the air for yet another stacked lineup. Though everyone was moving a bit slower, we were all excited to see what the acts had in store for us. Ethan Tucker kicked things off, with an acoustic […]

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 […]

Experiencing Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021

The seemingly endless live music drought inflicted by COVID-19 has had its impact on fans, musicians, crews, promoters and everyone else associated with the live music industry. There has been a lot of articles and opinion pieces published on this over the last couple years, so this will not be belabored here. What is of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cali Roots Fest reveals first ever Baja Sessions for 2021

Who’s ready for #BajaCaliRoots???! For those unaware, the reggae rock and hip hop festival familiarly known as Cali Roots is in its 11th year (nonconsecutive due to COVID) and unfortunately delayed till Memorial Weekend 2022 (again, COVID). Instead of gathering in Monterey, the Cali Roots team takes advantage of the vacation year by pivoting the […]