Reggae Rise Up Vegas returns for Fall 2022

From the Reggae Rise Up camp comes the second of three yearly nationwide festival installments, this time at the downtown Las Vegas Events Center the second weekend in October. Last year’s Reggae Rise Up in St. Petersburg, FL hosted over 15,000 festival-goers, with numbers for the other two festivals expected to reach or surpass in […]

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 […]

15 songs to countdown Cali Roots 2022

The countdown has officially begun! Who’s been listening to the Cali Roots playlist and getting ready for Memorial Day Weekend in Monterey? I know I’ve been planning outfits, checking the lineup, looking at photos from years’ past, getting hyped about seeing everyone’s faces and doing it all while listening to the official California Roots playlist […]

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 […]

The Green & Keznamdi serenade South Lake Tahoe

Reggae up-and-coming artist Keznamdi opened for The Green at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe on February 12th, all the way from Jamaica! His uplifting, positive music got everyone hyped and singing along. I hadn’t heard of him before, but will definitely be adding him to my Spotify rotation from now on! It was an amazing show — […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2022: Day One

On Friday, February 4th, Day One of Cali Vibes Festival kicked off on a warm sunny day. It was the perfect weather to welcome all the out of town fans coming in for this massive festival. You could feel the anticipation in the air as people were walking past all the vendors, talking about which […]

The Green graces San Luis Obispo with Keznamdi

On February 6th, San Luis Obispo was blessed to host Hawaiian reggae legends The Green with Jamaican reggae’s Keznamdi at The Fremont Theater. Keznamdi started off the evening with their authentic and upbeat reggae music; they were good at getting the crowd involved to sing and dance alongside them! This will be my third time seeing […]

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. […]

Cali Roots Presents: J Boog & The Green in Monterey

On the evening of August 28th, Top Shelf Music I descended upon Monterey County Fairgrounds to photograph a magical night of reggae music. The lineup included GRAMMY-nominated J Boog, The Green, Josh Heinrichs and special guest Saritah. It is nights like this that remind us of simpler times spent dancing in ‘The Bowl’ with friends […]

First ever Cali Roots Sessions: San Francisco announced

The reggae rock festival kings who brought the world over 10 years of Cali Roots is proud to announce a kickoff series of shows, slated to take place throughout the next year leading to the beloved (and long-awaited) 2022 California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, CA. Included in this rundown is the inaugural Cali Roots […]

Cali Roots finalizes lineup for May 2022

I don’t know about you, but the minute the world started shutting down due to COVID the second week of March 2020, the first thing I thought about was “there’s no way this will affect Cali Roots, it’s too far out”. Then, like the festival gods were listening and wanted to punish me, the announcement […]

The full One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2020 experience

The One Love Cali Reggae Fest vibe was strong this year, as thrilled festival-goers packed the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach to experience yet another three-day ear-gasm of their favorite roots, rock, reggae and punky ska bands presented by Goldenvoice. While the sun shone brightly for most of the weekend, in true One […]

Experiencing Boomshaka 2020

On January 18th, the Boomshaka Music Festival returned to the iconic Pechanga Arena in San Diego after taking a one-year hiatus. The festival was headlined by Iration this time around and hosted by reggae’s sweetheart, Miss HIRIE. Other acts on the bill were Cypress Hill, The Green, Don Carlos, The Movement, KBong, Sensi Trails, while […]

The Green brings 10 Year Anniversary tour to NorCal

On January 31st, Hawaii natives The Green performed at Thunder Valley Casino and Resort in Lincoln, California to the delight of their greater Sacramento fans. The anticipation leading up to this tour was unreal, as The Green announced that their 2020 spring tour marks a 10 year anniversary of their self-titled first album, along with […]

The Green brings the aloha to San Luis Obispo

What a great way to kick off The Green’s 10 Year Anniversary tour! The Green has been together since 2009, coming all the way from O’ahu, Hawaii to make their first celebratory stop here in my hometown at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo — which is like my home away from home — […]