Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022: Day Three

Last, but definitely not least, it was Day Three of Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022. Early arrivers were rewarded with the energy and great tunes of Tribe of I, Surfer Girl and Hawaii-native Anuhea. Tunnel Vision — the reggae-ska-punk group from southern California — helped keep the vibe going, performing three sets throughout the day: […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022: Day Two

The good times kept on rolling at Reggae Rise Up Florida with Day Two! People piled in once gates opened, readying themselves for another momentous day of music. Honey Hounds from Jacksonville started the day off right, with their bluesy style resonating from the Vibes Stage. Kyle Smith then flipped the script withe his punk […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022: Day One

It had been a short five months since the last Reggae Rise Up Florida, yet the festival still managed to kick off their 2022 event with the energy and excitement that radiates from Vinoy Park each year! Music, art and community merged together with the Tampa Bay, with the scenic backdrop of St. Petersburg, Florida. Day […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022 is already nearing!

It’s the New Year and that means we are that much closer to another amazing reggae music festival! If you have been, you know the beauty and magic that takes place at Reggae Rise Up Florida… and, if you haven’t been before, it’s about time you come experience it. In the heart of downtown St. […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day Four

Day Four began with a preempted sadness: the knowledge that the festival would be over by the end of the day weighed heavily on the minds of all the festival attendees, but the triumphant march through Reggae Rise Up Florida carried on. The humidity was swapped for a cooler, more overcast day, making for a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2021: Day One

On Thursday, October 21st, it was finally time for Reggae Rise Up to come back to Florida! You could tell everyone was ready to be back by the lines going for blocks, all waiting for the gates to open. Big props to the RRU staff for how fast they got everyone in and taken care […]

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 Florida steps into a new era

Reggae Rise Up Florida brings joy to fans returning to the gorgeous seaside Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida for its 6th year with some HOT new acts to ring in the new decade. For those of you who do not know, Reggae Rise Up Florida is the #1 stop for reggae rock festivals on […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019: Day Three

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Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019: Day Two

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Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019: Day One

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Attending Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019

Some people embark on trips and adventures alone or with family members. For some of us, a vacation is usually traveling for live music. I had far too many bags packed, yet was ready to set out on my short two-hour journey from southwest Florida to stunning St. Petersburg. Planes landing, parking garages filling, normally quaint […]