Reliving the 5th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Fest

‘Chill figuratively, not literally’ was the name of the game at the fifth annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheater located in Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on July 29th. Ample grass for picnic blankets, shade structures to boot, one stage (!) and long, vibey set change interludes hosted by local reggae DJ […]

Getting Slightly Stoopid at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre

Slightly Stoopid’s Summer Traditions Tour hit Berkeley’s Greek Theater on July 23rd, with special guests Pepper, Common Kings and Fortunate Youth. Doors for the reggae party opened early at 4:30pm, with Fortunate Youth kicking things off at 6pm with “Peace Love and Unity”. It was a beautiful California day; the sun was shining on the […]

Slightly Stoopid stirs up Avila Beach, CA

After two long years, Slightly Stoopid‘s renowned summer tour was finally back in action, hitting Avila Beach on July 14th, 2022. Not only that, but this time around, the Stoopid boys are being joined by some of the hottest reggae bands in the business: Fortunate Youth, Common Kings and Pepper (which unfortunately couldn’t make the […]

Slightly Stoopid’s Summer Traditions Tour ignites Irvine

A Friday evening in southern California typically consists of commuters impatiently maneuvering through infamous rush hour traffic in an eager attempt to get home. However, things were different on July 15th, which had commuters heading straight to LiveNation’s FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine instead. The reggae community shows up, there is no question about that. And, […]

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 […]

California Roots 2022: Day One

Cali Roots 2022 came and went, and we are all the better for it. All the waiting, wishing, praying was worth it — just like we had faith it would be. Patience was a small price to pay for what we experienced Memorial Day Weekend and those hugs, smiles, laughs were the currency. Most of […]

Cali Roots presents 5th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival

Summer is heating up in South Lake! California Roots has partnered with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe to bring you a reggae lineup of straight fire to the famed venue on the water. Pan-reggae heavy-hitters Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, SOJA, Tribal Seeds and Common Kings join forces with hometown-and-beyond favorites Fortunate Youth, Artikal […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2022: Day Two

On Saturday, February 5th, Day Two of the Cali Vibes Festival kicked off. It was a warm day and you could feel the anticipation in the air as fans waited to get into the grounds to start yet another day of fun. Boostive kicked the day off, with amazing energy and great stage presence. Boostive […]

BeachLife 2022 announced once again for May

After a year postponed and an unusual fall placement for the second annual, Redondo Beach’s best music and arts festival returns to its original May positioning for 2022. Of course, we’re talking about BeachLife, Orange County’s unparalleled weekend event where multi-genre music meets California beach culture unlike any other. As of this morning, BeachLife fans […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Two

Day Two of Reggae Rise Up Florida brought in a flurry of people rushing through the gates of Vinoy Park. The tide of attendees was astounding, all smiling and laughing despite the infamous Florida humidity soaking their skin. As the day began and the sound waves started to pulsate through the air, the feeling of […]

Reggae Rise Up Vegas 2021: Day Two

Reggae Rise Up successfully made it to ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’ with an impressive two-day festival featuring an incredible reggae rock lineup of much-loved reggae groups, like Dirty Heads, Fortunate Youth, J Boog, HIRIE, Matisyahu, Mike Love, Collie Buddz, Pacific Dub, The Irie and Native Leaves. Hosted at Vegas’ largest event centers, known […]

Fortunate Youth drops ‘Good Times (Roll On)’ full-length LP

POV: You’re at your first Halloween party since COVID ruined everyone’s life and the vibe is kinda off… (who isn’t suffering from quarantine-induced social anxiety and awkwardness?). The host frantically asks you to “put on something everyone will want to dance to”. What do you do? You throw on Fortunate Youth’s newest album, obviously. Their […]

A chat with BeachLife band Fortunate Youth

One of southern California’s favorite reggae rock sextet, Fortunate Youth, has been busy over the last year and a half working on their newest album, Good Times (Roll On), set to be released on October 1st! They also announced an upcoming tour with Katastro, Artikal Sound System and Joe Sambo. Coming together in Hermosa Beach […]

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 […]

Reggae Rise Up finally heading to Vegas Fall of 2021

The iconic inaugural Reggae Rise Up Festival is coming to Las Vegas on October 9th and 10th at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, after being postponed due to COVID last year. Good news is, the lineup stayed relatively the same, including reggae heavyweight headliners Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads, with other incredible groups joining […]