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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 Dave Shiffman, Scott McLain, Brian Nelson, Reid Foster, Patrick H, Rico Sisinni.

We’ll be adding dates weekly.

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

Jump to State:

New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia
Washington

 


Los Angeles, CA
7/21: Tribal Theory & Anuhea – House of Blues Anaheim Tickets
7/29: Metallica – Rose Bowl Tickets
8/19: 311 w/ New Politics – Hollywood Palladium Tickets
8/24: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Greek Theatre Tickets

Petaluma, CA
7/21: Trevor Hall – Mystic Theatre Tickets
7/31: Kabaka Pyramid – Mystic Theatre Tickets
9/1: Akae Beka (formerly known as Midnite) – Mystic Theatre Tickets
9/10: Shaggy – Mystic Theatre Tickets

San Diego, CA
7/21: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Belly Up (Solana Beach) Tickets
8/4: Through The Roots – Belly Up (Solana Beach) Tickets
8/20: 311 w/ New Politics – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre Tickets
9/15: Black Uhuru feat. Duckie Simpson & Andrew Bees w/ Layne Tadesse – Belly Up (Solana Beach) Tickets

San Francisco, CA / Bay Area
7/22: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Greek Theatre (Berkeley) Tickets
7/25: Trevor Hall – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets
8/31: Akae Beka (formerly known as Midnite) – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets

Miscellaneous, CA
7/21: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Pacific Amphitheatre (Costa Mesa) Tickets
7/23: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Santa Barbara Bowl (Santa Barbara) Tickets
8/3 – 8/6: Slightly Stoopid, Sly & Robbie, Stick Figure, Marcia Griffiths, Assassin, J Boog, Kabaka Pyramid, Lutan Fyah, Dezarie, Nattali Rize, Mighty Mystic, Tatanka, and more – Reggae On The River (Garberville) Tickets
8/5 – 8/6: Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, SOJA, Jurassic 5, Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, and more – High & Mighty Festival (Silverado) Tickets
8/6: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Avila Beach Golf Resort (Avila Beach) Tickets
8/16: 311 w/ New Politics – City National Civic (San Jose) Tickets


Miscellaneous, CO
8/11: 311 w/ New Politics, The Plates – Levitt Pavilion (Denver) Tickets
8/18: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets
8/26: Sublime With Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone, Inner Circle, Landon McNamara, Judge Roughneck – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets
9/15: Rebelution – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets


Washington, DC @DCreggae
7/20: Amadou & Mariam – 9:30 Club Tickets
7/20: The Hip Abduction – U Street Music Hall Tickets
8/4: Roger Waters – Verizon Center Tickets
8/9: Maxi Priest – Howard Theatre Tickets
8/26: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – 9:30 Club Tickets
9/12: UB40 – Howard Theatre Tickets
9/14: Passafire, The Werks – U Street Music Hall Tickets
11/4: The Movement, New Kingston – Gypsy Sally’s Tickets
11/4: Elbow – 9:30 Club Tickets


Miscellaneous, FL
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
9/7: Passafire, The Werks – The Beacham (Orlando) Tickets
9/8: Passafire, The Werks – Jannus Live (St. Petersburg) Tickets
9/9: Passafire, The Werks – Mavericks Live (Jacksonville) Tickets
11/10 – 11/12: Rootfire At The Park – Cocoa Riverfront Park (Cocoa) Tickets
11/18: The Movement, and more – Chili Vibrations Music Festival (Panama City Beach) Tickets


Atlanta, GA
7/28 + 7/29: 311 w/ New Politics – Tabernacle Tickets
10/25: A Wilhelm Scream w/ Such Gold, After the Fall, We Were Sharks – Purgatory Tickets


Honolulu, HI
8/4 & 8/5: Jack Johnson – Waikiki Shell 8/4 Tickets | 8/5 Tickets

Miscellaneous, HI


Baltimore, MD @DCreggae
7/28: Slayer – Pier Six Pavilion Tickets
8/25: Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Darenots – Power Plant Live Tickets
10/23: A Wilhelm Scream w/ Such Gold, After the Fall, We Were Sharks – Metro Gallery Tickets

Columbia, MD
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


Boston, MA
9/17: Passafire, The Werks – Middle East Downstairs Tickets
12/31: Stick Figure w/ John Brown’s Body, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – House Of Blues Tickets

Miscellaneous, MA
8/13: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Yesai, Green Lion Crew – SurfSide Salisbury Beach (Salisbury) Tickets


Las Vegas, NV
8/18:  311 w/ New Politics –  Mandalay Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Tickets
9/23: Stick Figure, and more – Life Is Beautiful Tickets


Asbury Park, NJ
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
8/26: Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Darenots – Wellmont Theater (Montclair) Tickets
9/12: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring – PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) Tickets
9/13: Passafire, The Werks – Debonair Music Hall (Teaneck) Tickets


New York City / Brooklyn, NY @NYCreggae
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
9/8: UB40 – Playstation Theater (NYC) Tickets
9/16: Passafire – Knitting Factory (Brooklyn) Tickets
10/20: A Wilhelm Scream w/ Such Gold, After the Fall, We Were Sharks – Saint Vitus (Brooklyn) Tickets
11/9: The Movement, New Kingston – Brooklyn Bowl Tickets

Rochester, NY
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
7/20 – 7/23: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, John Brown’s Body, Thunder Body, Donna The Buffalo, and more – GrassRoots Festival (Trumansburg) Tickets
9/16: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring – Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Tickets


Miscellaneous, NC
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
8/31: The Movement – Outer Banks Brewing Station (Kill Devil Hills) Tickets
9/10: Passafire, The Werks – The Muse (Wilmington) Tickets


Portland, OR

Miscellaneous, OR
8/15: 311 w/ New Politics – 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
7/21: 311 w/ New Politics, Bad Rabbits – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing Tickets
8/25: John Butler Trio w/ Landon McNamara – The Fillmore Philadelphia Tickets
9/14: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing Tickets
10/21: A Wilhelm Scream w/ Such Gold, After the Fall, We Were Sharks – Milkboy Tickets

Miscellaneous, PA
8/10: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Peach Music Festival (Scranton) Tickets
9/15: Passafire – Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore) Tickets


Miscellaneous, SC
7/30: 311 w/ New Politics – House Of Blues (Myrtle Beach) Tickets
9/2: The Movement, and more – Surrounded By The Sound Music & Arts Festival (Long Creek) Tickets
9/3: The Movement w/ Elephant Convoy – Boathouse (Myrtle Beach) Free
9/6: Passafire, The Werks – Pourhouse (Charleston) Tickets


Dallas, TX
7/29: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Bomb Factory Tickets
8/8: 311 w/ New Politics – Southside Ballroom Tickets

Houston, TX
7/30: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – White Oak Music Hall Tickets
8/5: 311 w/ New Politics, Full Service – Revention Music Center Tickets

Miscellaneous, TX
7/21: Don Chani – Flamingo Cantina (Austin) Tickets
7/22: Los Skarnales, River City All Stars, Parranderos de la Kumbia – Flamingo Cantina (Austin) Tickets
7/25: J Boog w/ The Movement – The Lowbrow Palace (El Paso) Tickets
7/26: The Mau Mau Chaplains – Flamingo Cantina (Austin) Tickets
7/27: J Boog w/ The Movement – Brewster Street Icehouse (Corpus Christi) Tickets
7/28: Slightly Stoopid w/ Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Whitewater Music Amphitheatre (New Braunfels) Tickets
7/28: King Yellowman w/ Dutty Bookman – Flamingo Cantina (Austin) Tickets
8/5: 311 w/ New Politics, Full Service – Revention Music Center (Houston) Tickets 
8/6: 311 w/ New Politics, Full Service – Whitewater Amphitheater (New Braunfels) Tickets
8/8: 311 w/ New Politics – Southside Ballroom (Dallas) Tickets


Charlottesville, VA
9/15: Sylvan Esso w/ Helado Negro – Jefferson Theater Tickets
9/23: The Movement, New Kingston – Tom Tom Founders Festival @ Emancipation Park Tickets

Miscellaneous, VA
8/28: Fortunate Youth – Jammin Java (Vienna) Tickets
9/1: The Movement w/ Signal Fire – Martin’s (Roanoke) Tickets
9/1: 311, and more – American Music Festival (Virginia Beach) Tickets
9/12: Passafire, The Werks – The Broadberry (Richmond) Tickets
10/22: A Wilhelm Scream w/ Such Gold, After the Fall, We Were Sharks – Shakas (Virginia Beach) Tickets


Seattle, WA
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, Kore Ionz, Landon McNamara – Rootfire In The Emerald City @ Marymoor Park (Redmond) Tickets
8/3: Dezarie w/ Ron Benjamin (of Midnite) – Nectar Lounge Tickets
8/8: The Abyssinians feat. Bernard Collins w/ The Highlife Band – Nectar Lounge Tickets
8/18: Quantic – Nectar Lounge Tickets
8/23: Talking Dreads – Nectar Lounge Tickets
9/20: Black Uhuru – Nectar Lounge Tickets

Miscellaneous, WA


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