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The Little Festival That Could: Success for the Inaugural Arizona Roots Music and Arts Festival

With California Roots hitting its tenth year in full stride in 2019 and other festivals like Reggae Rise Up growing rapidly every year, there is no denying that the reggae festival community is doing well. Yet while the chance of running into friends from far and wide is always a plus at these festivals, whose attendance is measured in the tens of thousands, sometimes the crowds leave us jonesing for the good old days of smaller audiences and homegrown vibes.… Read More

First Listen: Reggae Mandela – South Africa

With 40 years under its belt, few labels have the scope that VP Records brings to the table. But four decades of bringing reggae music to the masses isn’t all that’s being celebrated; this month, in conjunction with African-American History Month, VP is releasing Reggae Mandela, a compilation of heavy-hitting roots reggae that honors the fight for freedom in South Africa and the leader who helped bring the end to apartheid, Nelson Mandela.… Read More

First Listen: CRSB – Casanova

Keeping it in the family, cousins Chris Ramos and Sonny B form the Bay area’s CRSB. Today Rootfire is premiering their latest track, “Casanova,” a pop forward tale of the Romeo who can’t help but fall in love with every girl he meets.… Read More

Ticket Giveaway: Stick Figure – On The Rocks Tour

Rootfire is back with another opportunity to win a pair of tickets, this time to Stick Figure‘s upcoming ‘On The Rocks’ tour with special guests The Movement and The Elovaters. With upcoming headlining slots at California Roots Music and Arts Festival, Reggae Rise Up Florida and Red Rocks, 2019 sees Stick Figure solidifying their spot as one of the top American reggae acts on the scene today.… Read More

Ticket Giveaway: Pair of Weekend Passes to Arizona Roots Music & Arts Festival

There’s a certain degree of excitement that comes with starting something new, even when it’s closely related to something you’re already good at it. And there’s no one who will disagree with the fact that California Roots Music & Arts Festival, who are celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2019, are really, really good at putting on one hell of a reggae party.… Read More