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 […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day Three

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Experiencing Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018

As I am sitting on a plane headed back to LA and reflecting on the past weekend at Reggae Rise Up Florida, I can’t help but feel inspired… and a little exhausted, but mostly inspired. As someone who has gone to many, many reggae festivals, I can tell you there is something special about Reggae […]

3rd Cali Roots 2018 lineup announced

The holidays have come early, folks – the Cali Roots crew has released another artist announcement! Festival-lovers get to swallow another big bite of the 9th Annual California Roots rundown, just in time to add passes to their Christmas wish lists. If you have yet to consider Cali Roots as your Memorial Day destination this […]

Cali Roots announces 2018 round 2 artists

The holidays come a little early for music lovers! In the form of artist announcements, reggae and hip hop enthusiasts wait patiently behind device screens to hear who will be featured at their fave festivals come the New Year. And, one fest in particular rings a little louder than the rest – that’s right, one […]

Reggae Rise Up reveals first-round 2018 artists

Back in its 4th year, St. Petersburg’s Reggae Rise Up has taken shape for 2018! For the first time ever, this riveting reggae extravaganza has switched to a three-day format, meaning that 2018 concertgoers are about to experience the most elaborate Reggae Rise Up yet!  …2018 concertgoers are about to experience the most elaborate Reggae […]

California Roots 2018 takes shape

For the past eight years since the inaugural California Roots Music and Arts Festival, there is always an early October date that rings significant to reggae-rock-rap lovers alike. It's been a long summer since the previous Cali Roots went down over Memorial Day Weekend, and with the transition to fall comes the transition to the […]

Jungle Jam 2017: Day Three

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Jungle Jam 2017: Day Two

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