Surf’s up, buns out at the first ever BeachLife Festival | Top Shelf Reggae

BeachLife Festival’s inaugural weekend spanned May 3rd-5th, 2019 and was as cool as the California breeze with an organic, laid back atmosphere, a stacked lineup and weather like you couldn't imagine. Redondo Beach’s seaside lagoon location was primo for catching rays, indulging in delicious food, making friends and, obviously, dancing like there’s no tomorrow. The […]

KROQ’s 2nd Annual Back To The Beach Festival | Top Shelf Reggae

The cool, cloudy southern California morning didn’t stop fans from packing the Huntington Beach sand for the 2nd Annual Back To The Beach Festival, presented by KROQ. With awesome food vendors, pop-up shops and play areas for kids and adults, everyone was having a blast! There were sand games, oversized beach chairs and a mechanical […]

LIVE STREAM: BeachLife Festival 2019 | Top Shelf Reggae

Enjoy BeachLife Festival 2019 in the comfort of your home! Tune in May 3rd through 5th to catch sets by Bob Weir & The Wolf Brothers, The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Slightly Stoopid, Jason Mraz, Steel Pulse and so many more! Top Shelf Music has your back and big ups to Livelist for […]

Long Beach’s Marley Festival 2019 | Top Shelf Reggae

On January 26th, The Gaslamp in Long Beach had their 4th Annual Marley Reggae Celebration. The night was headlined by The Wailing Souls and supported by The Gladiators, Roots of Mine, Survival – A Tribute to Bob Marley, Pachamama, Los Nauticals and Last Fix. The Gaslamp in Long Beach had their 4th Annual Marley Reggae […]

1st Arizona Roots Festival announced | Top Shelf Reggae

Love Cali Roots? Can't get enough of the reggae-rock festival scene? Well, lucky for you, from the founders of Cali Roots comes the 1st Annual Arizona Roots Music and Arts Festival this February in Chandler, AZ. A suburb of the greater Phoenix area, Chandler offers a diverse atmosphere for music and more with a younger […]

The Temple Rockers reveal “Festival of Lights” holiday album | Top Shelf Reggae

Judaism and Rastafarianism – an unlikely pair one might think – yet, musically and historically, they are a complementary one made for a holy musical matrimony. Reggae bassist, David Gould (formerly of John Brown's Body), with his Ithaca-based band The Temple Rockers, along the likes of Jamaican singers Linval Thompson, Wayne Jarrett and Ansel Meditation, explore […]

ARISE Festival 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

ARISE Music & Arts Festival 2018 was a magical experience, spanning three days in Loveland, Colorado's Sunrise Ranch. From August 3rd to August 5th, strangers became family while dancing, singing and celebrating life in unity. The fest started with a traditional Native American ceremony of cleansing and community, followed by a woman's dance clothed all […]

Looking back on Levitate Music Festival 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

The east coast has a different air about their musical festivals than the west coast does. Both are valid experiences, both proffer the best of the best in arts and entertainment to the stage. However, festivals back east, like the annual Levitate Music and Arts Festival, have a certain sense of community that remains absent […]

3rd Annual Festival at the Farm takes form | Top Shelf Reggae

If you plan on being in Massachusetts on September 15th and 16th, then here’s the latest scoop: the 3rd Annual Festival at the Farm (FatF) will be returning to Prowse Farm in Canton this year, thanks to Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs and Six Chair Productions. The festival grounds are located on an expansive 44-acre […]

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, […]

Experiencing the 1st Annual Boomshaka Festival | Top Shelf Reggae

As numbing gusts of wind blew in every direction across the parking lot of San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center (formerly Sports Arena), Boomshaka Festival attendees quickly sought shelter inside on Monday February 19th, 2018. A festival on a Monday, you ask? Unorthodox, true, yet it did happen to be President’s Day – a day […]

3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival Announced | Top Shelf Reggae

Everybody’s favorite fall festival is back for its third year of reggae beats and brews, tucked away in the serene Sierra Nevada Mountains. That’s right – the 3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival has taken shape! About 45 minutes east of Sac town is Placerville, California: home of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, who has hosted […]

Grand Point North Festival 2017 announced for fall | Top Shelf Reggae

There’s nothing like the northeast in the fall: the temperature hasn’t significantly dropped yet, the trees are just starting to show a tinge of color, and everyone covets the last remaining days of sunshine together in the somewhat brisk outdoors. In other words, as Labor Day Weekend ends, windbreaker September begins. And, lest we forget, […]

Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival announced | Top Shelf Reggae

Reggae-rock lovers of the American East Coast are able to enjoy a growing number of festivals each year, expanding from the bicoastal pioneers behind California Roots: Carolina Sessions after their initial success of Monterey, California’s Cali Roots – now eight years in the making! Needless to say, the movement is quickly becoming unstoppable. Inspired by […]

3rd Annual KAABOO Festival announced | Top Shelf Reggae

San Diego's biggest and best festival is back, with a more amplified line-up than ever before! Del Mar's KAABOO Music and Arts Festival stands as a sophisticated 'MIX-perience': a synthesis of sound, culture, cuisine, art, and comedy. And, class – lest we forget. This isn't Coachella, marketed primarily to youngsters; this isn't Oldchella, lost on Gen Z […]