Cali Roots 2018: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

Day Three of California Roots 2018 was one for the record books! Once the Monterey Fairgrounds gates opened, explosive energy was brought forth by bands like New Kingston, DARENOTS and GRAMMY-nominees Raging Fyah. Cali Roots 9 might've been on its last leg, but the fest was far from done. And, it wasn't just the energy that […]

Cali Roots 2018: Day Two afterparty | Top Shelf Reggae

Everyone knows the party doesn't stop once the headliner leaves the stage at the annual California Roots Festival in Monterey, California. This year, at Cali Roots 9, the Saturday night after party at Planet Gemini included Guam's For Peace Band and crowd favorite Iya Terra for kate night entertainment. Once the Bowl Stage emptied out, […]

Kyle Smith sits down at Cali Roots 9 | Top Shelf Reggae

Kyle Smith and drummer Scotty B sit down with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 2 at California Roots Festival 2018. Kyle Smith won the Pop-Up contest to be featured that weekend on the Weedmaps Stage, so the band talks their upcoming performance, what's to come this summer and hypothetical collabs.  Artist links: Facebook | Instagram Tags: videos, scotty b, monterey […]

The Ries Brothers interview at Cali Roots 9 | Top Shelf Reggae

The Ries Brothers take time out of their day to chat with Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose Day 1 at California Roots Festival 2018. The brothers touch on their two live performances over Memorial Day Weekend in Monterey, what's to come touring this summer, their debut album, upcoming new music, being in school on the […]

Raging Fyah talks at Cali Roots 9 | Top Shelf Reggae

Raging Fyah gives a taste of upcoming album Coming In Hot, their dance moves and more in this sit down with Top Shelf Reggae journalists Kristy Rose and Sandy Krietzberg after their set Day 3 at California Roots Festival 2018. Stay tuned for more interviews, articles and photos from Monterey's California Roots Festival in the days […]

The Cali Roots 9 experience | Top Shelf Reggae

The annual California Roots Festival could easily be compared to a modern-day Woodstock of reggae – three days of peace and music. In fact, Jimi Hendrix famously torched his guitar on the very stage thousands gather around year after year for this event. But, at the same time, Cali Roots is uniquely and authentically its […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cali Roots 2017: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

The final day of California Roots 2017 had arrived, but what a Sunday Funday it turned out to be! With the best music on the horizon, everyone arrived at the Monterey Fairgrounds stoked. First up was Ballyhoo!, followed by RDGLDGRN on the Bowl Stage and Roots of Creation kicking off the OG Stage. Jah9 poured […]

A talk with Tribal Theory at Cali Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae catches up with Tribal Theory at the 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey, California. With their new single “Part Time Lovers” out and their Blackout Tour concluded, the band talks about what's ahead. For more Cali Roots 2017 coverage, check out the daily photo galleries, […]

Cali Roots 2017: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Day Two was upon us. The initial nerves of Day One had subsided to nothing but good vibes, and what better way to start the day than with some morning yoga? Whether you were just entering the Monterey Fairgrounds for the first time, or you started the party with a raging Day One, the 8th […]

Jesse Royal interview at Cali Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

Kristy Rose of Top Shelf Reggae recently interviewed reggae revival sensation Jesse Royal at this past California Roots Festival. Jesse Royal has his debut album dropping shortly, so he talks about what this means for his music, his fans, and his next move. For more Cali Roots 2017 coverage, explore our site for photos, interviews, […]

Day One Cali Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

The 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival was finally here! 2017 got good vibes going the minute the gates opened with high-energy, prime performances by SYNRGY, Skanks Roots Project, and Passafire. By midday, the Monterey fairgrounds was packed to capacity with vibrant reggae lovers who had traveled near and far to enjoy Day […]

Catching up with Collie Buddz at Cali Roots 2017 | Top Shelf Reggae

Kristy Rose from Top Shelf Reggae had the pleasure of sitting down with master, Mr. Collie Buddz at the festival of all reggae festivals, California Roots 2017. Learn about the new Collie Buddz Good Life album, his summer 2017 tour, and what's next for the Bermuda native. Tags: videos, interview, collie buddz, california roots, cali roots, […]

Cali Roots 2017-First artist announcement | Top Shelf Reggae

That time of year already? The highly anticipated California Roots Festival just released the first round of three announcements of artists for their 8th annual year. Just like the previous seven years, Cali Roots 2017 will take place Memorial Day weekend, May 26th-28th, at the beautiful Monterey Bay Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA.  Headlining the first […]