Reggae Rise Up brings its iconic festival to Las Vegas

Unless you’ve been living under a rock as a reggae fan for the past couple of years, you know the festival Reggae Rise Up. Reggae Rise Up has morphed into a touring festival over the years, with dates in Florida (Friday, March 20th through 22nd, 2020), Utah (tentatively Friday August 21st through August 23rd, 2020), […]

Fortunate Youth at Pomona’s Glass House

On November 13th, Fortunate Youth kicked off their Live Life fall tour at the Glass House in Pamona. They were supported by Kash’d Out and Mike Love. Walking around the venue before the performances, it was great getting to see so many friends and catching up with people I hadn’t seen for a while. I […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest reveals massive lineup for 2020

A reggae rock lover travels the world and back for events that incorporate all their favorite artists. Imagine having virtually all reggae artists — from Jamaican reggae to island reggae to Cali reggae and back — all in one place. In one weekend. We cannot stress enough that this is the case for One Love […]

Roots On 66 2019: Day One (& pre-party!!)

On weekend of September 28th, Roots On 66 Festival in Victorville, California brought reggae music to the high desert. With more than 40 bands connected people through reggae over the weekend, it was like a big backyard party with all your friends. The weekend started off with a pre-party in the camping area, with Elihu […]

Cali Roots 2020 takes shape

Following a landmark year is hard to do, plain and simple. Among festivals celebrating a decade in the biz last May was Monterey’s reggae rock meets hip hop conglomeration, California Roots Music & Arts Festival. Starting from a low-key hangout for reggae lovers has now morphed into a movement beyond measure. Celeb sightings abound as […]

Reggae on the Mountain 2019: Day Two

Reggae lovers headed back to the stages set up at the gorgeous and expansive King Gillette Ranch for Day Two of the 10th Annual Reggae on the Mountain. Starting the day off on the right foot, Gondwana took the stage to happy attendees. Many attendees brought blankets, lawn chairs and tents, making the choice to sit […]

10th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Fest heading to Malibu

This year there has been a few 10 year anniversaries for reggae festivals, starting with the 10th annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, the MayJah RayJah Festival in Hawaii and coming up this weekend on August 17th and 18th, Reggae on the Mountain will be celebrating it’s 10th year! This is great […]

Hawaii’s Mayjah Rayjah Music Festival to celebrate 10 years

Anyone who is fortunate enough to live on the Hawaiian islands, or be heading there this summer, could be in for a treat if they are able to hit The Mayjah Rayjah Music Festival [TMR] on any one of four different islands! The TMR first event is a two-day festival held in Honolulu on July […]

A moment with Mike Love at One Love Cali Reggae Fest

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2019 brought a new era of reggae musicians, all bringing back the true roots sound! One such talented artist was the amazing and eccentric Hawaiian native Mike Love. Back in May of 2018, I attended the Trevor Hall show at The Observatory Theatre in Santa Ana; opening for him was […]

Arizona Roots 2019: Day One

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The smashing success of Arizona Roots Year One

Arizona Roots out-did itself with supreme energy that shown so bright, it’s hard to believe this was a first year festival! From the organizers of Cali Roots (the premiere reggae-rock and hip hop fest, now in its 10th year), it’s actually no surprise that positivity and love surged through the desert the weekend of February 8th […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2019: Day One

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1st Arizona Roots Festival announced

Love Cali Roots? Can't get enough of the reggae-rock festival scene? Well, lucky for you, from the founders of Cali Roots comes the 1st Annual Arizona Roots Music and Arts Festival this February in Chandler, AZ. A suburb of the greater Phoenix area, Chandler offers a diverse atmosphere for music and more with a younger […]

Reggae on Route 66 2018: Day Two

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Rig up for Reggae on Route 66 Fest

Reggae, as a genre, is classic. Ever since its birth, reggae music has evolved to encompass so many subgenres along the way: island, roots, raggamuffin, dancehall, reggae rock, Cali reggae, alt-reggae, reggae-hip hop… the list goes on and on. Commemorating all that reggae represents are numerous national music festivals, each intending to spread good vibes […]