California Roots 2024: Day Two

Day Two at California Roots Music and Arts Festival 2024 resumed on Saturday, May 25th, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The sun was shining and folks were smiling as they lined up early for another fun-filled day, kicking off with The Wide Eyed Kids on the Bowl Stage who played songs off their album Beautiful […]

California Roots 2024: Day One

California Roots Music and Arts Festival took over beautiful Monterey County Fairgrounds for its 13th year, spanning Friday through Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend 2024. I arrived an hour before gates opened (at noon) to witness a sea of happy concertgoers eagerly awaiting to be let into the festival. Once those gates opened, everyone dressed […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2024: Day Two

After a rather cold and rainy start to Spring in St. Petersburg, a picturesque day manifested as Reggae Rise Up Florida launched into Day Two. Blue waters reflected the clear sky; the sun’s rays bounced playfully off the gentle ripples of the calm bat. Boats, kayaks, and paddleboards dotting the view from the seawall, provided […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “My Forever Love”

Rastafari Ras Fraser Jr. returns with this breathtaking world video premiere of “My Forever Love” — an ode to his homeland and source of eternal inspiration. From the picturesque waterfalls to the ocean waves, Jamaica is — and forever will be — a slice of paradise. The track, produced by Love Star Music, goes on […]

Cali Vibes 2024: Day Three

As the sun rose above the horizon, casting a warm glow over Marina Green Park, the final day of the Cali Vibes Festival unfolded in a crescendo of music, culture, and community. The air buzzed with anticipation as eager concert-goers poured into the venue, ready to experience a diverse lineup of musical talent and immerse […]

Cali Vibes 2024: Day Two

As the sun rose, casting a warm glow over Marina Green Park in Long Beach, California, the second day of Cali Vibes Festival 2024 unfolded with an eclectic lineup of musical talent and vibrant vendors. Saturday, February 17th, was destined to be a day of rhythm, unity, and unforgettable experiences. The musical journey began with […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Ras Fraser Jr. “Talk Truth”

Rastafari Ras Fraser Jr. is dropping truth bombs in his latest music video for “Talk Truth”, recorded as part of the 876 Tingz Live series. Ras Fraser Jr. says, if it’s hateful, stressful, negative, or just plain annoying, “we don’t wanna hear from you”… or you, or you! Melodic (with a slight touch of autotune) […]

Meet musician & ‘Ink Master’ finalist Mark Longenecker

Cocoa Beach, Florida is home to one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world — Mark Longenecker. With such an interesting scope of talent, Longenecker has never ceased from chasing that ever-longing drive, that head-to-ground ethos that has lifted him into atmospheric heights.  Mark has never backed down from a challenge. He has […]

Gearing up for Reggae Rise Up Florida 2024 & what to expect

Florida: well-known for sunshine, beaches, amusement parks and, of course, a thriving music scene. Less than three months away, Reggae Rise Up Florida is returning to the “Sunshine City” of St. Petersburg. The longest running festival within the Reggae Rise Up event portfolio, RRUF will once again take over Vinoy Park on the beautiful Tampa […]

Cali Vibes lineup impresses even more for 2023

Goldenvoice is bringing Cali Vibes back to Long Beach, California! The three-day reggae festival graced Marina Green Park for the first time with a new name (changed from One Love Cali Reggae Fest) in February 2022 and will be returning again this February 17th through 19th, 2023. The SoCal music festival is one of the most […]

Dry Diggings Fest 2022: Day One

Labor Day Weekend spanned four days this year for those lucky enough to spend it camping at the Dry Diggings Music Festival in Grass Valley, California. Thanks, Jeff Monser! September 1st started with the arrival of campers ready to pitch tents and decorate campsites. Anticipation rose as quickly as the temperature that day! The excessive […]

California Roots 2022: Day Four

The fourth and final day of Cali Roots 2022 was one for the books. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we loved, we sang, we vibed and we all connected on a level that no one can describe quantitatively without sounding a little ‘woo-woo’. Simply put — it was magic. We were magic. Day Four […]

California Roots 2022: Day Three

Cali Roots Day Three arrived with a bang Saturday. Despite Rebelution’s blow-out 90-minute light show spectacular of a set the previous night, over 14,000 reggae lovers of all genres and walks of life lined up on Fairground Road and entered with newfound energy, fresh outfits and all the love in the world. The sun was […]