Crab cakes and reggae, that’s what Maryland does!

Reggae Rise Up Maryland returns to the Baltimore Peninsula for the second year in a row following their wildly successful 2022 first-year installment. Boasting a lineup stacked with all your favorite reggae acts–plus some newcomers for funsies–the three day festival takes place June 23-25 and all but screams summer vacation. With estimated temperatures hovering in […]

Experiencing San Diego’s first Mission Bayfest 2022

A sunny, warm day at Mariner’s Park was the setting of the first-ever Mission Bayfest in San Diego. An offshoot of the wildly successful original Bayfest, held at Waterfront in Downtown San Diego since 2019, this all-ages, one-day festival was an eclectic mix of mostly reggae, with the world-renowned sonic chameleons Thievery Corporation thrown in […]

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 […]

Reliving the 5th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Fest

‘Chill figuratively, not literally’ was the name of the game at the fifth annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheater located in Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on July 29th. Ample grass for picnic blankets, shade structures to boot, one stage (!) and long, vibey set change interludes hosted by local reggae DJ […]

Bayfest San Diego expands with first-ever Mission Bayfest

If you’ve happened to attend one (or all) of the past three Bayfests in San Diego, you would know how this fest celebrates all that is Southern California culture. And, it’s also the ultimate kickoff for summer! Now that 2022’s summer installment of Bayfest has come and gone (with headliners Iration, Atmosphere and beyond), the […]

Dirty Heads gets it ‘Kraken’ in Apopka, Florida

One of the best lineups I’ve seen all year hit a brand-new amphitheater in Apopka, Florida on July 16th! A lot of people traveled from all over Florida to check out the Let’s Get It Kraken Tour, with alt reggae heavyweights Dirty Heads headlining over SOJA, Tribal Seeds and more. The local Florida band that […]

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 […]

Cali Roots presents 5th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival

Summer is heating up in South Lake! California Roots has partnered with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe to bring you a reggae lineup of straight fire to the famed venue on the water. Pan-reggae heavy-hitters Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, SOJA, Tribal Seeds and Common Kings join forces with hometown-and-beyond favorites Fortunate Youth, Artikal […]

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: […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2022: Day Two

On Saturday, February 5th, Day Two of the Cali Vibes Festival kicked off. It was a warm day and you could feel the anticipation in the air as fans waited to get into the grounds to start yet another day of fun. Boostive kicked the day off, with amazing energy and great stage presence. Boostive […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Dry Diggings reveals full lineup for August 2021

If you have never been to the alternative reggae rock festival Dry Diggings, then buckle up as we tell you why it is YOUR next destination festival event! The California Roots partner festival is returning for two days and the full lineup drop has got us pumped for August! Nestled in the mountain hills of […]

Tribal Seeds at Escondido’s Concerts on the Green: Night One

Tribal Seeds returned to their hometown for a special two-day performance, with special guests and fellow southern California reggae bands The Expanders and SM Familia on May 28th, 2021. Concerts On The Green hosted the event at the San Diego’s Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA. The interesting setup was perfect during this beautiful […]