A chat with The Late Ones at California Roots 2019

Top Shelf Music journalist Kristy Rose sits down with The Late Ones, a hip hop meets island reggae trio out of Hawaii,¬†at California Roots 10 ahead of their late night afterparty performance in Monterey, California. With a new single available as of that day, The Late Ones were excited to share music, upcoming summer plans […]

The Late Ones at Slidebar

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Day One Cali Roots 2017

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The 8th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival

Well, it happened – another magical weekend in Monterey came and went. Memorial Day Weekend at the Monterey Fairgrounds has become commonly known as the 'Coachella of reggae music', something 'indescribable' and 'an experience of a lifetime'. Ever since the premiere Cali Roots back in 2010, the festival has morphed and coagulated into something so […]

Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival announced

Reggae-rock lovers of the American East Coast are able to enjoy a growing number of festivals each year, expanding from the bicoastal pioneers behind California Roots: Carolina Sessions after their initial success of Monterey, California’s Cali Roots – now eight years in the making! Needless to say, the movement is quickly becoming unstoppable. Inspired by […]

One Love 2017: Day Two

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2nd Annual One Love Cali Reggae Fest Recap

Last year, the One Love Cali Reggae Fest was born, and they were not messing around. The festival shocked Southern California by releasing a stacked lineup, that had all reggae lovers flocking to The Santa Ana Observatory for a full day of music and dancing. This year, they outdid themselves – times three. Due to […]

8th Annual California Roots Festival final announcement

The time has come, the moment everyone has been waiting for since the conclusion of Memorial Day Weekend 2016. That's right, the final announcement has been declared for this year's California Roots Music and Arts Festival, taking place at the same Monterey Fairgrounds as all seven previous, glorious years. Starting at 10am on Friday, May […]

2nd Annual One Love Festival Line-Up Announced

Last year in February, Southern California was rocked by a brand-new, fully-loaded reggae festival. Hosted by Santa Ana's Observatory Theatre, the inaugural One Love Music Festival brought the biggest names in the business for a day of fun in the early springtime sun. Now, back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual One Love Festival has […]

Cali Roots 2017 first artist announcement

That time of year already? The highly anticipated California Roots Festival just released the first round of three announcements of artists for their 8th annual year. Just like the previous seven years, Cali Roots 2017 will take place Memorial Day weekend, May 26th-28th, at the beautiful Monterey Bay Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA.  Headlining the first […]