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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.

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


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

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Los Angeles, CA
9/30: Hot Water Music, Dead To Me, Racquet Club – Echoplex Tickets
11/24: The Expanders w/ Iya Terra – Teragram Ballroom Tickets

Petaluma, CA
9/10: Shaggy – Mystic Theatre Tickets
9/28: Morgan Heritage – Mystic Theatre Tickets
10/5: The Green w/ Durand Jones – Mystic Theatre Tickets
10/19: Mike Love – Mystic Theatre Tickets

San Diego, CA
9/15: Black Uhuru feat. Duckie Simpson & Andrew Bees w/ Layne Tadesse – Belly Up (Solana Beach) Tickets
10/28: The Expanders, Passafire w/ Pacific Dub, Iya Terra, For Peace Band – Music Box Tickets

San Francisco, CA / Bay Area
9/8: Shaggy – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets
9/15: Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio – SOMO Village Event Center (Rohnert Park) Tickets
9/16: Tribal Seeds, Pepper – Mountain Winery (Saratoga) Tickets
9/21: Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio – Vina Robles Amphitheater (Paso Robles) Tickets
9/23: The Nth Power – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets
9/29: Hot Water Music, Dead To Me, Racquet Club – Slim’s Tickets
10/6: Rising Appalachia – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets
10/31: Consider The Source – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets
12/15 & 12/16: The Slackers – Cornerstone (Berkeley) Tickets

Miscellaneous, CA
10/4: The Green w/ Durand Jones & The Indications – The Catalyst Club (Santa Cruz) Tickets

Miscellaneous, CO
9/9: Dirty Heads w/ Atlas Genius – Royal Gorge Bridge Amphitheater (Cañon City) Tickets
9/15: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Avon Performance Pavilion (Avon) Tickets
9/15: Rebelution – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets
9/16: The California Honeydrops w/ Mama Magnolia – Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Bellvue) Tickets
9/24: Galactic, Pepper, Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets

Washington, DC @DCreggae
9/7: Morgan Heritage – Howard Theatre Tickets
9/12: UB40 – Howard Theatre Tickets
9/14: Passafire, The Werks – U Street Music Hall Tickets
9/14: Sizzla – Howard Theatre Tickets
9/19: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – The Hamilton Tickets
9/26: Trevor Hall w/ East Forest – 9:30 Club Tickets
9/29: Thundercat – 9:30 Club Tickets
10/10: Matisyahu w/ Common Kings, Orphan – Lincoln Theatre Tickets
10/17: Anuhea & Sammy J featuring Mahi – Gypsy Sally’s Tickets
10/20: Thunder Body, Swift Technique – Gypsy Sally’s Tickets
10/25: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band w/ Nicki Bluhm & Robert Randolph – The Anthem Tickets
10/30: Iration w/ Fortunate Youth, Through The Roots – 9:30 Club Tickets
11/4: The Movement, New Kingston, Little Stranger – Gypsy Sally’s Tickets
11/4: Elbow – 9:30 Club Tickets
11/5: Flying Lotus – Echostage Tickets
11/10: Orgone – U Street Tickets
12/1: Nappy Riddem, Dub City Renegades, Roots Of A Rebellion – Gypsy Sally’s Tickets
12/14: Dopapod – Gypsy Sally’s Tickets
12/29: SOJA w/ Twiddle, Footwerk – The Anthem Tickets

Miscellaneous, FL
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
10/27: Hot Water Music – The Fest (Gainesville) Tickets
11/4: 311 – Cuban Club (Tampa) Tickets
11/10 – 11/12: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Stephen Marley, Shaggy, Citizen Cope, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hippo Campus, Tarrus Riley, The Hip Abduction, Jesse Royal, Lawrence, Moska Project, New School Dropouts, TreeHouse, The Ries Brothers, Kash’d Out, Resinated, SOWFLO, The Helmsmen, Victoria Leigh, Badda Skat Band, Spred The Dub, Jahmen, The Ellameno Beat, The Trees of Life, CLoud9 Vibes, Minus Turmoil, Dub Massive Sound System @ Rootfire At The Park – Riverfront Park (Cocoa) Tickets
11/15: The Movement, New Kingston – Reggae Night Surfer Bar (Jacksonville Beach) Free
11/16: The Movement, New Kingston – Kelsey Theatre (Lake Park) Tickets
11/17: The Movement, New Kingston – West End Trading Co. (Sanford) Tickets
11/18: The Movement, and more – Chili Vibrations Music Festival (Panama City Beach) Tickets

Atlanta, GA
10/25: A Wilhelm Scream w/ Such Gold, After the Fall, We Were Sharks – Purgatory Tickets

Miscellaneous, GA
11/3: 311 – Georgia Theatre (Athens) Tickets
11/19: The Movement, New Kingston – Barrelhouse South (Savannah) Tickets

Honolulu, HI
9/22: Clinton Fearon – Hawaiian Brian’s Tickets

Miscellaneous, HI
9/30: Damian Marley, J Boog, Eli-Mac, DJ Westafa – Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui) Tickets
12/28 & 12/29: Phil Lesh & Friends – Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui) Tickets

Baltimore, MD @DCreggae
10/23: A Wilhelm Scream w/ Such Gold, After the Fall, We Were Sharks – Metro Gallery Tickets
11/2: 311 – Rams Head Live Tickets
11/18: The Infamous Stringdusters w/ Cris Jacobs – Rams Head Live Tickets
12/1: Consider The Source – The 8×10 Tickets

Columbia, MD
9/15: Sturgill Simpson – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets

Miscellaneous, MD
11/2: Dirty Heads w/ The Unlikely Candidates, Tyrone’s Jacket – Fillmore Silver Spring Tickets

Boston, MA
9/17: Passafire, The Werks – Middle East Downstairs Tickets
10/14: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Middle East Downstairs Tickets
11/10: The Movement, New Kingston – Brighton Music Hall Tickets
11/17: Hot Water Music, Big Jesus – The Sinclair Tickets
12/31: Stick Figure w/ John Brown’s Body, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – House Of Blues Tickets

Miscellaneous, MA

Las Vegas, NV
9/23: Stick Figure, and more – Life Is Beautiful Tickets
10/1: The Green – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Tickets
10/21: The Expanders w/ Iya Terra, For Peace Band – Backstage Bar & Billiards Tickets
3/10/18 & 3/11/18: 311 – Park Theater at Monte Carlo Tickets

Asbury Park, NJ
11/3: The Movement, New Kingston – Wonder Bar Tickets

Miscellaneous, NJ
9/12: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring – PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) Tickets
9/13: Passafire, The Werks – Debonair Music Hall (Teaneck) Tickets
10/28: 311 – Wellmont Theater (Montclair) Tickets

New York City / Brooklyn, NY @NYCreggae
9/6: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Irving Plaza (NYC) Tickets
9/8: UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey w/ DJ Norie – PlayStation Theater (NYC) Tickets
9/8: Morgan Heritage – BB King Blues Club (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
10/26: SOJA – Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Tickets
11/9: The Movement, New Kingston – Brooklyn Bowl Tickets
11/18: Hot Water Music, Strike Anywhere, Big Jesus – Warsaw (Brooklyn) Tickets

Rochester, NY
11/4: Railroad Earth w/ Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Driftwood, Extended Family – Rochester Dome Arena Tickets

Upstate / Western / Miscellaneous, NY
9/16: Sublime with Rome, The Offspring – Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Tickets
9/30: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Thunder Body, Level 7 Experience – Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo) Tickets
10/28: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People – Westcott Theater (Syracuse) Tickets
10/30: 311 – The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester) Tickets
10/31: 311 – The Paramount (Huntington) Tickets
12/1: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Aaron Lipp & The Slack Tones – The Haunt (Ithaca) Tickets

Miscellaneous, NC
9/10: Passafire, The Werks – The Muse (Wilmington) Tickets
10/25: The Movement, New Kingston, Roots Of A Rebellion – The Blind Tiger (Greensboro) Tickets
10/26: The Movement, New Kingston, Signal Fire – The Muse (Wilmington) Tickets
10/27: The Movement, New Kingston – The Pour House (Raleigh) Tickets

Portland, OR
10/13: The Expanders w/ Iya Terra, For Peace Band – Star Theater Tickets

Miscellaneous, OR
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
9/13: Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio – Century Center (Bend) Tickets
9/14: Tribal Seeds, Pepper – Britt Pavilion (Jacksonville) Tickets

Philadelphia, PA
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
11/2: The Movement, New Kingston, Little Stranger – World Cafe Live Tickets
11/9: Orgone – Milkboy Tickets
11/19: Hot Water Music, Strike Anywhere, Big Jesus – Union Transfer Tickets

Miscellaneous, PA
9/15: Passafire – Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore) Tickets
10/26: 311 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center (Bethlehem) Tickets

Miscellaneous, SC
9/6: Passafire, The Werks – Pourhouse (Charleston) Tickets
10/28: The Movement, New Kingston, See Water – Music Farm (Charleston) Tickets

Miscellaneous, TX
9/29: The Skatalites – Flamingo Cantina (Austin) 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
11/1: Iration w/ Fortunate Youth, Through The Roots – Jefferson Theater Tickets

Miscellaneous, VA
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
11/1: The Movement, New Kingston, SoPoz – Shakas (Virginia Beach) Tickets
11/5: The Movement, New Kingston, King Easy – The Broadberry (Richmond) Tickets

Seattle, WA
9/12: Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio – Showbox SoDo Tickets
9/20: Black Uhuru – Nectar Lounge Tickets
10/12: The Expanders w/ Iya Terra, For Peace Band – Nectar Lounge Tickets

Miscellaneous, WA
9/10: Tribal Seeds w/ Aloha Radio – Knitting Factory (Spokane) Tickets
10/14: The Expanders w/ Iya Terra, For Peace Band – Real Art Tacoma (Tacoma) Info

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