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 […]

5th Annual Levitate Music Festival revealed | Top Shelf Reggae

The east coast festival scene is rapidly growing into a massive movement, with most events embracing reggae artists with open arms. One notable event on the rise is Massachusetts’ Levitate Music and Arts Festival – now in its 5th year! From its humble beginnings as a friendly community barbecue in 2013, LMF has skyrocketed its […]

San Diego’s 2nd Annual KAABOO Festival | Top Shelf Reggae

For the past two years, thousands of Southern California residents have flocked to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in September to enjoy a weekend like none other. The grounds – being home to the Del Mar Fair, horse races, and summer concert series – is known for its eloquence, sophistication, and its prime oceanfront location; it's […]

Alta Music Festival 2016 | Top Shelf Reggae

Nestled away in the beautiful coastline of California, Avila Beach Golf Resort in historic Avila Beach, California is secluded from most of the tourists and an absolutely spectacular place to watch live music. It would be almost impossible to have a bad time when you’re standing next to the beach surrounded by towering palm trees. […]

Mad Professor to headline Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival | Top Shelf Reggae

Festivals around the world are starting to recognize reggae as a universally praised genre. More and more, reggae artists are escalating internationally, and one such reggae great already among the global elite is Guyana's Mad Professor – who is officially set to headline one day of four at Thailand's upcoming Wonderfruit Festival this December. Mad […]

California Conscious Music Festival 2016 | Top Shelf Reggae

UPDATE: The California Conscious Music Festival set for Sunday, September 18 at SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park has been postponed until summer of 2017. Ticketfly will be issuing a full refund to ticket buyers. Autumn is just around the corner and the first annual California Conscious Music Festival (aka CaliCon) awaits you! CaliCon […]