Let’s celebrate Memorial Day weekend this year inna Reggae and Dancehall Style! You may want to ditch those BBQ plans and head to a top notch Reggae Festival in a city near you! These are a few of our top picks for Reggae Festivals taking place this weekend in California, Florida and NYC! Let us know what festival you are heading to and enjoy!
Cali Roots May 27th - May 29th, 2016 Monterey, CA
The annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival, a three day festival kicks off Friday, May 27th in Monterey, California. With over 40 bands, this year the headliners include a number of our favorite bands including: Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Michael Franti, Rebelution, Pepper, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, The Green, Tarrus Riley, Raging Fyah and much more on this impressive line-up. And the best part is you can watch it for FREE via the livestream on http://californiarootsfestival.com
Best of the Best Concert, May 29th - Miami, FL
On Sunday, May 29th in Miami it’s a BIG anniversary celebration for the 10th annual staging of The Best of The Best at Bayfront Park. The 2016 music festival features Beres Hammond, Cocoa Tea, Elephant Man, Cham, Tarrus Riley, Chris Martin, Nesbeth, Half Pint, Lady G, Little John, Vershon, Kranium and much more! Full line-up and details at BestOfTheBestconcert.com
Palm Beach Jerk Festival, May 30th - Miami, FL
For Reggae fans in Southern Florida, it’s a double header for Reggae & Dancehall Festivals. On Memorial Day, you can combine the sounds of Freddie McGregor, Luciano, Dexta Daps and Elephant man with all the best in Caribbean fare. The 13th annual Palm Beach Jerk Fest takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. More info at
Oracabessa Music Festival - May 30th - Roy Wilkins Park, NY
Last, but not least let's not forget the East Coast! Now in it’s third year, the Oracabessa Music Festival promises to deliver a great Memorial Day at Roy Wilkins Park featuring Super Cat, Mavado, Ken Boothe, Mighty Sparrow, Nesbeth, Delcita and more!
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Wherever you choose to be this weekend, we wish you a happy, safe and Irie Memorial Day weekend filled with Reggae music of course! For upcoming events, make sure to check out our Reggae Reflection Calendar. Stay tuned for continuous updates for some of the best festivals and shows coming up this summer!
What: 32nd annual Reggae On The River
Where: French’s Camp- 657 US Hwy 101, Garberville, CA
When: Thursday, August 4 thru Sunday, August 7, 2016
Why: A benefit for the non-profit Mateel Community Center and one of the best parties on the planet
How: Tickets available online at
Reggae On The River #32 Returns August 4-7! Premier Camping Now Available!
On the weekend of August 4-7, the non-profit Mateel Community Center will present the 32nd year of Reggae On The River- one of the world’s iconic festival experiences. Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, CA since 1984, the 2016 event will offer the next chapter in the ROTR legacy with global luminaries…
Sizzla Kalonji & The Fire House Band, KRANIUM & Agent Sasco, Anthony B, Protoje & The Indiggnation Band, Soul Syndicate featuring Mad Professor with Big Youth, U-Roy, Randy Valentine, Marty Dread & Earl Zero; Mbongwana Star, King Yellowman, Million Stylez, Fatoumata Diawara, Jesse Royal, Sister Carol, Ziggi Recado, Jah9 & The Dub Treatment, House Of Shem, Gappy Ranks, No Maddz, Democratoz, Keznamdi, Mr. Williamz, Locos Por Juana, New Kingston, Addis Pablo, Jah Sun, Lion D, Raphael, DubTonic Kru, Newen Afrobeat, The I-Deals, Meleku, Bayonics, The Dubba Dubs, and 7th Generation Rise- with more TBA- including DJs, sound systems, and hot guest artists like Keida, Fyakin, and Prince Levy!
The event will also showcase more than 60 vending/ non-profit booths, a lively KidLandia, and the camping, community, and irie vibes that made Reggae On The River famous. 3 and 4-day tickets are available at reggaeontheriver.com- plus the Ambassador Pass for unprecedented perks and access. You can also plan do things in style with an RV. RV space is limited, so act fast. Or, if you just crave some extra comfort while tent camping, consider making a reservation in our new Premier Campground, which offers grassy and mixed shade camping with direct access to the concert bowl.
Visit the festival website for the full story and start planning your Reggae On The River pilgrimage today. It’s happening August 4-7 at French’s Camp, in Garberville, CA- heart of the Emerald Triangle- and your higher vibration destination! http://www.reggaeontheriver.com
Courtesy of B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, you can take part in a generous sponsored ticket giveaway via ReggaeReflection.com for a chance to win a pair of FREE tickets to the June 30th production of Maxi Priest LIVE in concert! The contest begins Thursday, May 26th, 2016 and ends at midnight on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 12 Midnight (EST)! The Winner will be notified via email. Spread the word!
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY!
To enter, simply submit an entry by midnight ET on June 26th, 2016. A random drawing will take place and the winners will be notified on June 27th, 2016. Your entry will also register you to receive future information from Reggae Reflection to keep you informed on upcoming Reggae events, exclusive coverage and giveaways. We will not share your email and you are always welcome to opt-out at any time. Ticket Winners will be notified by email on June 27th and can pick up their Free tickets at the Box Office with the presentation of appropriate ID. *Tickets are non-transferable.
Note: Please check your email to confirm entry. Thanks and good luck!
CONCERT TICKETS AND LOCATION INFORMATION:
General Admission Tickets are $27.50 in advance and $35 on the day of the show. *Limited seating is available on a first come first serve basis. A full menu is available/all tables require a $10 food or drink minimum per person. All ages are welcomed however minors must be accompanied by an adult. B.B. King Blues Club and Grill is located at 234 West 42nd Street, Manhattan NY 10036. Doors open for the event at 7:00PM - Showtime 8:30PM. Ticket purchases may be made at the Box Office or online via this link at TicketMaster.
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If you are looking to combine music with great Caribbean food, then the 13th annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture festival is the place to be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th in West Palm Beach, FL. Fun for all ages, this year's excellent entertainment line-up includes Luciano, Freddie McGregor, Dexta Daps and Elephant Man has just been added to this year's line-up!
Entertainment for the whole family also includes a Kids Zone complete with a bounce house and face painting activities. And the foodies can enjoy the Jerk Cook-Off competition! Why wait? Get your tickets today!
Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival
Date: Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, 2016
Time: 2pm - 10pm
Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
For more info visit the official website palmbeachjerkfestival.com or call 1-800-411PAIN
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