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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.

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

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Anaheim, CA
4/28: The Aggrolites – The Parish at House Of Blues Tickets

Los Angeles, CA
4/22: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax w/ The Devil Wears Prada – The Wiltern Tickets
5/5: The Expanders w/ Boogaloo Assassins – The Roxy Theatre Tickets
7/29: Metallica – Rose Bowl Tickets

Petaluma, CA
3/29: Badfish w/ Fayuca, Sun Dried Vibes – Mystic Theatre Tickets
4/15: Spawnbreezie w/ Gonzo – Mystic Theatre Tickets
4/19: Katchafire w/ Inna Vision – Mystic Theatre Tickets
5/26: Alborosie w/ Yellowman – Mystic Theatre Tickets

San Diego, CA
4/7: HIRIE w/ The Late Ones – Belly Up Tickets
4/14: The Expanders w/ Arise Roots – Winstons Tickets
4/15: The Expanders w/ Ginger Roots and The Protectors, Dubbest – Winstons Tickets
4/16: E.N Young & Imperial Sound, Ireality – U-31 Tickets
5/6: Face To Face w/ Bad Cop / Bad Cop – The Casbah Tickets

San Francisco, CA / Bay Area
3/25: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Slim’s Tickets
4/12: Bonobo – Fox Theater (Oakland) Tickets
4/23: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax w/ The Devil Wears Prada – The Fillmore Tickets

Santa Cruz, CA
3/24: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Catalyst Club Tickets
3/25: Chronixx w/ Jah 9, Mr. Williamz, Max Glazer -The Catalyst Club Tickets
3/28: Badfish w/ Fayuca, Sun Dried Vibes – Catalyst Club Tickets
3/31: Tauk w/ Whiskerman – Catalyst Club Tickets
4/11: Rebel Souljahz, Eli-Mac – Catalyst Club Tickets
4/16: Katchafire w/ Inna Vision – Catalyst Club Tickets
4/17: DJ Shadow – Catalyst Club Tickets
5/2: Dweezil Zappa – Catalyst Club Tickets
5/27: Jurassic 5 – Catalyst Club Tickets
6/20: The Black Seeds – The Catalyst Club Tickets

Miscellaneous, CA
3/24: HIRIE w/ The Late Ones – Strummer’s (Fresno) Tickets
3/30: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – B Ryders (Bakersfield) Tickets
3/31: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Date Shed (Indio) Tickets
4/8: HIRIE w/ The Late Ones, Unitree – SOL Venue (Carson) Tickets
4/15: E.N Young & Imperial Sound –  Long Beach Craft Beer and Oyster Festival Tickets
4/29: Collie Buddz – Grizzly Fest (Fresno) Tickets
5/3: Face To Face w/ Bad Cop / Bad Cop – 1933 Event Center (Bakersfield) Tickets
5/7: Face To Face w/ Bad Cop / Bad Cop – Discovery (Ventura) Tickets
5/21: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Humbrews (Arcata) Tickets
5/26 – 5/28: California Roots Festival (Monterey) 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


Boulder, CO
4/20: The Expendables w/ RDGLDGRN, Tribal Theory – Boulder Theater Tickets
4/26: Na’an Stop w/ Shark Fin Soup – Fox Theatre Tickets
5/18: Start Making Sense w/ Wake Up and Live – Fox Theatre Tickets

Denver, CO
3/31: Rastasaurus w/ Elder Grown, Gracie Bassie – Cervantes’ Other Side Tickets
4/1: P-Nuckle w/ Red Ninja, Mono Verde, Apex Vibe – Moe’s Original BBQ Tickets
4/28: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax w/ The Devil Wears Prada – Fillmore Auditorium Tickets
4/28 & 4/29: The Unified Field Sonic Bloom Pre-Party – Cervantes Tickets
5/4: Tatanka – Bluebird Theatre Tickets
5/12: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom Tickets

Fort Collins, CO
4/19: Tatanka, E.N Young – Hodi’s Half Note Tickets
5/10: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Aggie Theatre Tickets

Front Range / Western Slope / Miscellaneous, CO
4/20: Tatanka, E.N Young – One Love Club (Colorado Springs) Info
4/21: Tatanka, E.N Young – Ullr’s Tavern (Winter Park) Info
4/22: Tatanka, E.N Young – Caribou Room (Nederland) Info
5/11: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Sunshine Studios Live (Colorado Springs) Tickets
5/11: Bonobo – Belly Up Aspen Tickets
5/12: Bonobo, Nick Murphy – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets
5/16: Primus – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets
5/28: Odesza – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison) Tickets
6/2: Face To Face w/ Counterpunch – Mesa Theatre (Grand Junction) Tickets


Washington, DC @DCreggae
3/24: Edy Blu Healthy Happy Hour – Healthy Living Inc @ Log Cabin Room at Thurgood Marshall Center Tickets
3/25: Twiddle w/ Aqueous – 9:30 Club Tickets
4/1: The Slackers – Rock & Roll Hotel Tickets
4/12: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Verizon Center Tickets
4/14: The Motet w/ Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven – 9:30 Club Tickets
5/1: Bonobo – 9:30 Club Tickets
5/7: Tycho – Echostage Tickets
5/11: Empire of the Sun w/ Lee “Scratch” Perry – Echostage Tickets
5/14: Face To Face w/ Lost In Society – Rock & Roll Hotel Tickets
5/20: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – The Hamilton Tickets
6/4: Michael Kiwanuka w/ Cloves – 9:30 Club Tickets
8/4: Roger Waters – Verizon Center Tickets


Orlando, FL
4/13: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax w/ The Devil Wears Prada – House Of Blues Tickets
5/1: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Hard Rock Live Tickets
5/19: Face To Face w/ The Attack – BackBooth Bar Tickets

St. Petersburg, FL
5/2: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Jannus Live Tickets

Miscellaneous, FL
5/16: Face To Face w/ The Attack – Loosey’s (Gainesville) Tickets
5/17: Face To Face w/ The Attack – Propaganda (Lake Worth) Tickets
5/18: Face To Face w/ The Attack – Crowbar (Tampa) Tickets
6/9: SOJA, Dirty Heads w/ The Green, RDGLDGRN – Riverfront Park (Cocoa) Tickets
6/10: SOJA, Dirty Heads w/ The Green, RDGLDGRN – St. Augustine Amphitheatre Tickets


Atlanta, GA
4/3: The Skints – The Masquerade Tickets
4/7: Keller Williams & Leo Kottke – Variety Playhouse Tickets
4/15: Chronixx – The Masquerade Tickets 
5/20: Face To Face w/ The Attack – The Earl Tickets


Honolulu, HI
4/1: The Green w/ Ten Feet, Kapena, Bruddah Waltah, Kimie, Peni Dean, The Vitals – Waikiki Shell Tickets
4/8: William Singe, Alex Aiono – The Republik Tickets

Maui, HI
4/9: William Singe & Alex Aiono – Maui Arts & Cultural Center Tickets


Baltimore, MD @DCreggae
4/21: John Brown’s Body – The 8 x 10 Tickets
4/29: Dopapod – Baltimore Soundstage Tickets
4/29: The Lone Bellow, Aijala, Emmitt, Kaufmann, & Thorn, Seldom Scene, Cris Jacobs, Lonesome River Band, Cabinet, The Dustbowl Revival, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass, The Kitchen Dwellers, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, and more @ Charm City Bluegrass Festival Tickets
5/3: Twiddle – Baltimore Soundstage Tickets
5/10: Metallica – M&T Bank Stadium Tickets
5/25 – 5/28: Maryland Deathfest 2017 – Baltimore Soundstage / Rams Head Live Tickets

Columbia, MD
5/14: Kings Of Leon, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Fitz and The Tantrums, Catfish and The Bottlemen @ Kerfuffle – Merriweather Post Pavilion Tickets
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
4/3: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax – Fillmore Silver Spring Tickets
4/20: Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption – Fillmore Silver Spring Tickets
7/24: 311 w/ New Politics – Fillmore Silver Spring Tickets
7/25: 311 w/ New Politics – Fillmore Silver Spring Tickets


Boston, MA
4/26: Bonobo – House Of Blues Tickets
5/7: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax w/ The Devil Wears Prada – House Of Blues Boston Tickets
5/12: Face To Face w/ Lost In Society – ONCE Ballroom (Somerville) Tickets
5/22: Dubbest – Thunder Road (Somerville) Tickets
5/28: Tool – Harvard Athletic Complex
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, SixFoxWhiskey @ Levitate Music & Arts Festival Tickets


Las Vegas, NV
4/1: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tickets
5/5: Face To Face w/ Bad Cop / Bad Cop – Beauty Bar Tickets
6/24: The Black Seeds – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Tickets


Asbury Park, NJ
4/9: Passafire, Ballyhoo! – Stone Pony Tickets
4/30: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Wonder Bar Tickets
5/13: Face To Face w/ Lost In Society – House Of Independents Tickets
6/17: Dirty Heads, SOJA, The Green, RDGLDGRN – Stone Pony 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
3/24: Voodoo Glow Skulls w/ Hub City Stompers – Knitting Factory Brooklyn Tickets
3/31 & 4/1: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Brooklyn Bowl 3/31 Tickets | 4/1 Tickets
4/13: The Motet – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Tickets
4/15: New Kingston – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Tickets
4/15: Tinariwen w/ Dengue Fever – Brooklyn Bowl Tickets
4/16: Tinariwen w/ Dengue Fever – Brooklyn Bowl Tickets
4/20 & 4/21: Cannabis Cup Band Reggae All-Stars – Rocks Off Cruise aboard The Jewel (NYC) 4/20 Tickets | 4/21 Tickets
4/22: John Brown’s Body – Brooklyn Bowl Tickets
4/23: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes w/ Masked Intruder, Pears – Webster Hall (NYC) Tickets
4/27: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Swift Technique – The Hall at MP (Brooklyn) Tickets
4/27: Bonobo – Terminal 5 (NYC) Tickets
4/28: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs w/ For Peace Band, Iya Terra – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Tickets
5/11: Face To Face w/ Lost In Society – Knitting Factory Brooklyn Tickets
6/16: Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (Brooklyn) 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
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

Port Chester, NY
4/14 & 4/15: Trey Anastasio Band – Capitol Theatre Sold Out
4/20: Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass w/ Love Canon – Capitol Theatre Tickets
5/12 & 5/13: The Avett Brothers – Capitol Theatre 5/12 Tickets | 5/13 Tickets

Rochester, NY
3/29: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Broccoli Samurai – Flour City Station Tickets
5/30: Tool – Blue Cross Arena Tickets

Upstate / Western / Miscellaneous, NY
3/24: John Brown’s Body w/ Dr. Jah & The Love Prophets – The Hollow (Albany) Tickets
4/6: Passafire, Ballyhoo!, Bumpin Uglies, The Offshore Regulars – Mulcahy’s (Wantagh) Tickets
4/28: John Brown’s Body – Iron Works (Buffalo) Tickets
4/29: John Brown’s Body w/ Root Shock – Westcott Theater (Syracuse) 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


Asheville, NC
4/16: Chronixx – The Orange Peel Tickets
5/3: Bonobo – The Orange Peel Tickets

Carrboro, NC
4/18: Chronixx – Cat’s Cradle Tickets

Charlotte, NC
3/30: The Flaming Lips – The Fillmore Charlotte Tickets
4/17: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Spectrum Center Tickets

Greensboro, NC
7/18: Roger Waters – Greensboro Coliseum Tickets

Raleigh, NC
3/31: The Flaming Lips – The Ritz Tickets
4/11: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax w/ The Devil Wears Prada – The Ritz Tickets
4/15: Red Hot Chili Peppers – PNC Arena Tickets

Wilmington, NC
4/21: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Calico Room Tickets


Portland, OR
4/26: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax w/ The Devil Wears Prada – Roseland Theater Tickets
5/20: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Star Theater Tickets


Ardmore, PA
3/30: Butch Trucks & the Freight Train w/ Midnight North – Ardmore Music Hall Tickets

Philadelphia, PA
4/5: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax – Electric Factory Tickets
4/18: Tinariwen w/ Dengue Fever – Union Transfer Tickets
4/29: Bonobo – Electric Factory Tickets
6/9: Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog, The Movement – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing 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
4/9: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax – Stage AE Tickets
6/5: Tool – Petersen Events Center Tickets

Miscellaneous, PA
4/28: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Some Kind of Jam 12 (Schuylkill Haven) Tickets
8/10: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Peach Music Festival (Scranton) Tickets


Charleston, SC
4/20: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs & For Peace Band, Iya Terra – Music Farm Tickets

Columbia, SC
4/19: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Colonial Life Arena Tickets

Myrtle Beach, SC
4/22: Dirty Heads – House Of Blues Tickets
4/23: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs – The Boathouse Info

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


Austin, TX
4/5: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – The Parish Tickets

Dallas, TX
4/8: Fortunate Youth w/ Cas Haley, Iya Terra – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill Tickets
4/8: Chronixx – Trees Tickets

Houston, TX
4/7: Fortunate Youth w/ Cas Haley, Iya Terra – Scout Bar Tickets
4/7: Chronixx – Warehouse Live Tickets

San Antonio, TX
4/9: Fortunate Youth w/ Cas Haley, Iya Terra – Sam’s Burger Joint Tickets


Charlottesville, VA
4/20: Ween – Sprint Pavilion Tickets
4/24: Citizen Cope – Jefferson Theater Tickets
4/27: Jamestown Revival w/ Ghost of Paul Revere – Jefferson Theater Tickets
7/19: Spoon w/ The New Pornographers – Sprint Pavilion Tickets
9/15: Sylvan Esso w/ Helado Negro – Jefferson Theater Tickets

Richmond, VA
5/2: Bonobo – The National Tickets
5/4: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Mighty Joshua – The Broadberry Tickets

Virginia Beach, VA
4/25: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – Shaka’s Live Tickets
5/6: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Sopoz, Buddha Council – Shaka’s Live Tickets
5/20: Keller Williams KWahtro, Pimps Of Joytime, John Kadlecik Band, Keller Williams Solo, Zach Deputy, Cris Jacobs, Mike Dillon Band, and more – VA Beach Funk Out @ Shaka’s Live Tickets

Miscellaneous, VA
4/1: Killswitch Engage w/ The Devil Wears Prada – The Norva (Norfolk) Tickets
4/19: Chronixx – The Norva (Norfolk) Tickets
4/22: Branford Marsalis Quartet w/ Kurt Elling – The Barns at Wolf Trap (Vienna) Tickets
4/26: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs & For Peace Band, Iya Terra – Jammin Java (Vienna) Tickets
5/24: Tool – EagleBank Arena (Fairfax) Tickets


Bellingham, WA
5/18: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – The Shakedown Tickets

Seattle, WA
4/25: Killswitch Engage, Anthrax w/ The Devil Wears Prada – Showbox SoDo Tickets
5/19: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – 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

Spokane, WA
5/17: Fortunate Youth w/ Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra – The Big Dipper Tickets

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


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