For Peace Band chats at Cali Roots 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

Guamanian reggae sensation For Peace Band sits down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 2 of California Roots Festival 2018. The band played two live performances that day and has big plans for their upcoming album Always Love, available this summer on all digital outlets. Follow the link below to get your copy […]

Kaya Fest 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Sunday morning was shining at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, California for Day Two of Kaya Fest. The gates opened a little late, but not to worry, the music-hungry fans were satiated by one-man band Jah Stix right off the bat. The place was soon packed, as rootsy reggae attendees anticipated one of […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

In comparison to the previous days, I slowly stumble, still concussed, into completely breathtaking Vinoy Park for round three of Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018! I have to admit, I had to take it easy and only got some of the main bands shot due to the 'ramp incident' with my head the day prior. […]

Get ready for Closer to the Sun 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

The moment all Stoopidheads have been waiting for since last December is finally here: Closer to the Sun 2018 has been announced and it's already set to be the sickest yet. Going down on the shorefront of Riviera Maya, Mexico, Closer to the Sun honors reggae rock in all its glory with four full days […]

Tune in to Cali Roots 2018 live stream | Top Shelf Reggae

Love reggae music and the magic of California Roots Music and Arts Festival, but can’t make it Monterey? Don’t worry! The Cali Roots family have teamed up with the number one online source for global live concert streaming, LiveList, to bring the Cali Roots experience straight into your home this Memorial Day Weekend! Also brought […]

Experiencing Kaya Fest 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

Driving up to the drab-colored NOS Events Center in San Bernardino does not make you feel that you’re about to experience a one-of-a-kind festival weekend amidst the most beautiful strangers you’ll ever meet. With Coachella happening the same April weekend in the desert just adjacent to Kaya's Riverside, California location and with renowned Los Angeles […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

The second day of Reggae Rise Up Florida was louder, more festive and started off with a bang, literally. Day Two fell on St. Patrick's Day and the holiday was in full effect. There's no questioning what day it was, and it's very visible through the waves of people rocking Mardi Gras beads, kilts, scally […]

420 On The Block 2018: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

A fantastic event called 420 On The Block takes place every year in the heart of Denver at the Fox Street Compound, this year landing April 20th-22nd. 2018's three-day festival incorporated great live performances by Action Bronson, Matisyahu, Protoje, Natalli Rize, Break Science Live Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Reminders, Washed Out and many more. The […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2018 revealed | Top Shelf Reggae

Few festivals have escalated through the ranks as fast and ferocious as San Diego's KAABOO Del Mar. Over the past three years, KAABOO has been a milestone for the renowned Del Mar fairgrounds, welcoming only the best acts in music, comedy, cuisine and couture. Guests are dazzled the minute they step through the gates and […]

Rototom 2018 announces second-wave artists | Top Shelf Reggae

Europe's most renowned reggae roots party Rototom Sunsplash is gearing up for 2018, with second-wave artists joining an already all star lineup. Situated beside the Mediterranean Sea, Rototom stretches seven days of pure reggae enjoyment on the sandy shores of Benicassim (Castellon, Spain). Ibiza might stand as the official party island of Spain, but an […]

Boomshaka Festival 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

To say that the first annual Boomshaka Festival in San Diego, California was a success would be a massive understatement. Despite landing on a Monday holiday, this President's Day fest packed Valley View Casino Center with wall to wall attendees ready for a roots party to remember. Hosted by 94.9 radio personality DJ Carlos Culture, […]

Kaya Fest 2018 to hit San Bernardino | Top Shelf Reggae

What’s more quintessential and legendary to ever grace the reggae music industry than the master, Mr. Bob Marley himself? 40 years ago, Bob debuted Kaya, a record that shaped the trajectory of reggae forever. Now with a succession of talented children to carry his legacy, Bob Marley will always be remembered through his music as he […]

Cali Roots announces final 2018 artists | Top Shelf Reggae

Today’s the day. It’s finally here – the fourth and final installment of the 2018 California Roots lineup! This year artist reveals went down a little differently, allowing the avid reggae and rap enthusiast to see what each day’s rundowns were way ahead of schedule. (Normally, this information is unveiled the week or two leading […]

3rd Cali Roots 2018 lineup announced | Top Shelf Reggae

The holidays have come early, folks – the Cali Roots crew has released another artist announcement! Festival-lovers get to swallow another big bite of the 9th Annual California Roots rundown, just in time to add passes to their Christmas wish lists. If you have yet to consider Cali Roots as your Memorial Day destination this […]

2018 GRAMMYS Best Reggae Album Nominees are in | Top Shelf Reggae

The GRAMMYS brings together performers, industry representatives, and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in musical recordings and performances from the previous year. The GRAMMYS are generally recognized as the highest honor given to musicians. This year is no exception. Not only are more reggae artists of different sub-genres being recognized, […]

One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018 revealed | Top Shelf Reggae

It’s the most exciting Southern California event, and it’s officially taken shape – One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018 is here, ladies and gentlemen! Back in its third year, One Love returns to the LBC bigger and badder than ever this upcoming February 10th and 11th, 2018. With breathtaking views of the Queen Mary ocean […]

Reggae Rise Up reveals first-round 2018 artists | Top Shelf Reggae

Back in its 4th year, St. Petersburg’s Reggae Rise Up has taken shape for 2018! For the first time ever, this riveting reggae extravaganza has switched to a three-day format, meaning that 2018 concertgoers are about to experience the most elaborate Reggae Rise Up yet!  …2018 concertgoers are about to experience the most elaborate Reggae […]