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Rootfire Concert Calendar

This calendar showcases concerts we’re excited about in various cities across the U.S. from Boston to Seattle. Reggae, progressive roots, and good music from a variety of genres…

Curated by Curtis Bergesen, with assistance from Scott McLain, Brian Nelson, Dave Shiffman, Reid Foster, Patrick H, Rico Sisinni.

We’ll be adding dates weekly.

►Want to get your concert listed? Want to be a contributor? Send info to: calendar(at)rootfire(dot)net

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Concert info is subject to change. Check with the official venue before going to a show.

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New Jersey
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South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Washington

 


Los Angeles, CA
7/29: Metallica – Rose Bowl Tickets

Petaluma, CA
5/26: Alborosie w/ Yellowman – Mystic Theatre Tickets
7/21: Trevor Hall – Mystic Theatre Tickets
9/1: Akae Beka (formerly known as Midnite) – Mystic Theatre Tickets
9/10: Shaggy – Mystic Theatre Tickets

San Diego, CA
6/10: Matisyahu, Magic!, Dam-Funk, Vokab Kompany, Josh Heinrichs, Janelle Phillips – Oysterfest Tickets

San Francisco, CA / Bay Area
6/10: Mike Love – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets
7/25: Trevor Hall – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets
8/31: Akae Beka (formerly known as Midnite) – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets

Santa Cruz, CA
5/27: Jurassic 5 – Catalyst Club Tickets
6/20: The Black Seeds – The Catalyst Club Tickets

Miscellaneous, CA
5/26 – 5/28: California Roots Festival (Monterey) Tickets
5/31: Passafire w/ Bumpin Uglies – Goldfield (Sacramento) Tickets
6/1: Passafire – Humbrews / Humboldt Brews (Arcata) Tickets
6/18: The Black Seeds – Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (Boonville) Tickets
6/21: The Black Seeds – Discovery (Ventura) Tickets
6/22: The Black Seeds – Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach) Tickets
6/23: The Black Seeds – Constellation Room @ The Observatory (Santa Ana) Tickets
7/7: UB40 w/ Matisyahu, Raging Fyah – Avila Beach Resort (Avila Beach) Tickets


Denver, CO
5/27: Passafire – Denver Day of Rock Info

Front Range / Western Slope / Miscellaneous, CO
5/28: Odesza – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets
6/2: Face To Face w/ Counterpunch – Mesa Theatre (Grand Junction) Tickets


Washington, DC @DCreggae
5/23: Capleton – Howard Theatre Tickets
6/4: Michael Kiwanuka w/ Cloves – 9:30 Club Tickets
6/11: Etana w/ An’jahla and Ilavibez Band, Cultcha Sound – The Hamilton Tickets
6/11: Rodrigo y Gabriela w/ Ryan Sheridan – 9:30 Club Tickets
6/15: Big Mean Sound Machine w/ Vibe & Direct – Gypsy Sally’s Tickets
6/21: The Holdup – Song Byrd Tickets
6/22: Protoje w/ Yaadcore – Howard Theatre Tickets
7/8: Thunder Body w/ Joint Operation, Gang Of Thieves – Gypsy Sally’s Tickets
7/14: Darkest Hour w/ Havok, Genocide Pact – Rock & Roll Hotel Tickets
7/18: Beres Hammond – Howard Theatre Tickets
7/19: Beres Hammond – Howard Theatre Tickets
7/20: Amadou & Mariam – 9:30 Club Tickets
8/4: Roger Waters – Verizon Center Tickets
8/9: Maxi Priest – Howard Theatre Tickets
9/12: UB40 – Howard Theatre Tickets
11/4: Elbow – 9:30 Club Tickets


Miscellaneous, FL
6/9: SOJA, Dirty Heads w/ The Green, RDGLDGRN – Riverfront Park (Cocoa) Tickets
6/10: Reel Big Fish w/ The Expendables, The Queers, Tunnel Vision – Exploration Tower @ Port Canaveral (Cape Canaveral) Tickets
6/10: SOJA, Dirty Heads w/ The Green, RDGLDGRN – St. Augustine Amphitheatre Tickets
6/21: The Movement w/ Tribe Zion – Vinyl Music Hall (Pensacola) Tickets
8/1: 311 w/ Passafire, New Politics – Sunset Cove Amphitheatre (Boca Raton) Tickets
8/2: 311 w/ Passafire, New Politics – St. Augustine Amphitheatre (St. Augustine) Tickets
8/3: Passafire – Vinyl Music Hall (Pensacola) Tickets


Atlanta, GA
6/11: The Holdup – Vinyl Tickets
6/27: The Movement – The Masquerade Tickets


Honolulu, HI
6/3: Leilani Wolfgramm w/ CRSB, Tukay – The Republik Tickets
6/8: Felly – The Republik Tickets
8/4 & 8/5: Jack Johnson – Waikiki Shell 8/4 Tickets | 8/5 Tickets

Miscellaneous, HI


Baltimore, MD @DCreggae
5/25 – 5/28: Maryland Deathfest 2017 – Baltimore Soundstage / Rams Head Live Tickets
6/8: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Pier Six Pavilion Tickets

Columbia, MD
6/11: Jack Johnson w/ Lake Street Dive – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets
7/7: Dispatch w/ Guster – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets
7/14: My Morning Jacket w/ Gary Clark Jr. – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets
7/16: Vans Warped Tour – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets
7/29: Fleet Foxes w/ Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets
8/15: Santana – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets
9/15: Sturgill Simpson – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets

Silver Spring, MD
7/24: 311 w/ New Politics – Fillmore Silver Spring Tickets
7/25: 311 w/ New Politics – Fillmore Silver Spring Tickets

Miscellaneous, MD
6/14: Stick Figure w/ The Holdup – Seacrets (Ocean City) Tickets


Boston, MA
5/28: Tool – Harvard Athletic Complex
6/23: The Holdup – Brighton Music Hall (Allston) Tickets
7/14: John Brown’s Body – Rock On! Concert Cruise Tickets

Marshfield, MA
7/8 & 7/9: Dispatch, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Lake Street Dive, Stick Figure, The Revivalists, JJ Grey & Mofro, Twiddle, Deer Tick, Trevor Hall, Rubblebucket, Ripe, Rebirth Brass Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Ghost of Paul Revere, Quinn Sullivan, Landon McNamara, Satsang, SixFoxWhiskey @ Levitate Music & Arts Festival Tickets

Miscellaneous, MA
6/27 & 6/28: The Holdup – The Chicken Box (Nantucket) Tickets


Las Vegas, NV
6/10: Passafire – Reggae In The Desert Tickets
6/24: The Black Seeds – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Tickets


Asbury Park, NJ
6/17: Dirty Heads, SOJA, The Green, RDGLDGRN – Stone Pony Tickets
6/24: The Holdup – The Saint Tickets
6/30: Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Stone Pony Tickets
8/4: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Bouncing Souls – Stone Pony Summer Stage Tickets
8/6: Rebelution, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, HIRIE – Stone Pony Summer Stage Tickets

Miscellaneous, NJ
9/12: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring – PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) Tickets


New York City / Brooklyn, NY @NYCreggae
5/24: Capleton – BB King Blues Club (NYC) Tickets
6/10: Michael Franti & Spearhead w/ Nattali Rize – Playstation Theater (NYC) Tickets
6/16: Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (Brooklyn) Tickets
6/22: The Holdup – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Tickets
6/23: Dirty Heads, SOJA, The Green, RDGLDGRN – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (Brooklyn) Tickets
6/23: The Slackers – Rocks Off Cruise aboard The Liberty Bell (NYC) Tickets
6/25: Freddie McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Daddy U-Roy, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles, Lloyd Parkes & We the People Band @ Groovin In The Park – Roy Wilkins Park (Queens) Tickets
7/10: Xavier Rudd – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Tickets
7/11: 311 w/ The Skints, New Politics – Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom (NYC) Tickets
7/15: Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (Brooklyn) Tickets
8/2: Rebelution, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, HIRIE – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (Brooklyn) Tickets
8/4: Badfish – Rocks Off Cruise aboard The Jewel (NYC) Tickets
8/10: Maxi Priest – BB King Blues Club (NYC) Tickets

Rochester, NY
5/30: Tool – Blue Cross Arena Tickets
6/15: Los Lobos w/ Adam Ezra Group, Neil Van Dorn – Party In The Park Info
6/22: Living Colour w/ Aqueous, Matthew Corey – Party In The Park Info
6/29: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Big Mean Sound Machine, Personal Blend – Party In The Park Info
7/6: Tim Reynolds TR3 w/ The Movement, White Woods – Party In The Park Info
7/13: Blues Traveler w/ Kat Wright, Dirty Bourbon Blues Band – Party In The Park Info
7/20: Los Lonely Boys w/ The Dan Eaton Band – Party In The Park Info
7/27: The Machine performs Pink Floyd w/ Into The Now – Party In The Park Info
8/3: Matisyahu w/ Daniel Ponder and the Tomorrow People, Ocular Panther – Party In The Park Info
8/10: Donna The Buffalo w/ Zach Deputy, String Theory – Party In The Park Info

Upstate / Western / Miscellaneous, NY
5/27: Aaron Lipp and the Slack Tones w/ Richie Stearns – The Naples Hotel (Naples) Info
6/9: Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Paramount (Huntington) Tickets
6/24: John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Kevin Kinsella, Thunder Body, Analogue Sons, Root Shock, Bomb Pulse @ Ithaca Reggae Fest – Stewart Park (Ithaca) Tickets
7/7: Trevor Hall – The Paramount (Huntington) Tickets
7/14: 311, The Wailers, The Skints, New Politics @ Great South Bay Music Festival – Shorefront Park (Patchogue) Tickets
7/15: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Sterling Stage Ameribeat Festival of Arts (Sterling) Tickets
9/16: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring – Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Tickets


Miscellaneous, NC
6/16: The Holdup – The Reel Cafe (Wilmington) Tickets
6/19: The Holdup – Kelly’s (Nags Head) Tickets
7/18: Roger Waters – Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro) Tickets
7/26: 311 w/ Passafire, New Politics – Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (Charlotte) Tickets
7/27: Passafire – Kelly’s (Nags Head) Tickets
7/28: Passafire – Local 506 (Chapel Hill) Tickets


Portland, OR

Miscellaneous, OR
6/28: Rebelution, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, HIRIE – Britt Pavilion (Jacksonville) Tickets
6/29: Rebelution, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, HIRIE – Cuthbert Amphitheater (Eugene) Tickets
9/10: John Butler Trio w/ Nattali Rize – Athletic Club of Bend (Bend) Tickets
9/12: John Butler Trio w/ Nattali Rize – Britt Pavilion (Jacksonville) Tickets


Philadelphia, PA
6/9: Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing Tickets
6/20: The Holdup – Foundry Tickets
6/22: Dirty Heads, SOJA, The Green, RDGLDGRN – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing Tickets
9/14: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing Tickets

Pittsburgh, PA
6/5: Tool – Petersen Events Center Tickets
7/1: The Holdup – Diesel Club Lounge Tickets
7/5: Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Stage AE Tickets
7/6: 311 w/ New Politics, The Skints – Stage AE Tickets

Miscellaneous, PA
8/10: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Peach Music Festival (Scranton) Tickets


Miscellaneous, SC
6/11: SOJA, Dirty Heads w/ The Green, RDGLDGRN – Heritage Park Amphitheatre (Simpsonville) Tickets
6/18: The Holdup – Pour House (Charleston) Tickets


Dallas, TX
6/16: Passafire w/ Bumpin Uglies – Trees Tickets
8/8: 311 w/ New Politics – Southside Ballroom Tickets

Houston, TX
8/5: 311 w/ New Politics, Full Service – Revention Music Center Tickets

Miscellaneous, TX
6/13: Passafire w/ Bumpin Uglies – The Perch at Tricky Falls (El Paso) Tickets
6/15: Passafire w/ Bumpin Uglies – Antone’s (Austin) Tickets
6/17: Passafire w/ Bumpin Uglies – Jack’s Patio Bar (San Antonio) Tickets
8/6: 311 w/ New Politics, Full Service – Whitewater Amphitheater (New Braunfels) Tickets


Charlottesville, VA
7/19: Spoon w/ The New Pornographers – Sprint Pavilion Tickets
9/15: Sylvan Esso w/ Helado Negro – Jefferson Theater Tickets

Falls Church, VA
7/6: Trevor Hall w/ Satsang – State Theatre Tickets

Richmond, VA
6/16: Dirty Heads, SOJA, The Green, RDGLDGRN – Classic Amphitheater at Richmond International Raceway Tickets

Miscellaneous, VA
5/24: Tool – EagleBank Arena (Fairfax) Tickets
6/14: Nattali Rize – Jammin Java (Vienna) Tickets
6/15: Stick Figure w/ The Holdup, Sun-Dried Vibes – The Norva (Norfolk) Tickets


Bellingham, WA
6/4: Passafire w/ Bumpin Uglies – The Shakedown Tickets

Seattle, WA
6/3: Passafire w/ Bumpin Uglies – The Crocodile Tickets
6/10: Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band w/ Yogoman, DJ Court – Nectar Lounge Tickets
6/11: Jah9 w/ Mellow Mood – Nectar Lounge Tickets
6/13: The Black Seeds w/ Sol Seed – Nectar Lounge Tickets
6/14: Tarrus Riley – Nectar Lounge
6/18: Mad Caddies w/ The Happys, It Gets Worse – Nectar Lounge Tickets
6/20: The Skints w/ Power Laces, Jonny Sonic – Nectar Lounge Tickets
6/23: Easy Star All-Stars – Nectar Lounge Tickets
7/12: Katchafire w/ Jordan T, Iya Terra – Nectar Lounge Tickets
7/15: Nightmares On Wax – Nectar Lounge Tickets
7/27: Prezident Brown w/ Tatanka – Nectar Lounge Tickets
7/28: The California Honeydrops – Rootfire In The Emerald City Pre-Party @ The Crocodile Tickets
7/29: Thievery Corporation, Stick Figure, Trevor Hall, The California Honeydrops, Sol, Six60, Landon McNamara – Rootfire In The Emerald City @ Marymoor Park Tickets
8/18: Quantic – Nectar Lounge Tickets
8/23: Talking Dreads – Nectar Lounge Tickets
9/20: Black Uhuru – Nectar Lounge Tickets

Spokane, WA
6/7: Passafire w/ Bumpin Uglies – The Big Dipper Tickets

Miscellaneous, WA
6/17: Tool – Gorge Amphitheatre (George) Tickets


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