The 60 Best Reggae Songs of 2018

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Surf City Blitz 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Having one stage for a festival is awesome! This was the case at Surf City Blitz Day Two in Huntington Beach, with a lineup so incredible that it would have been a shame to miss part of a set running between stages trying to catch some of your favorites bands. Thus, one stage to enjoy […]

Music Tastes Good 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

The morning of Sunday, September 30th was filled with excitement, as Music Tastes Good attendees gathered once again at the fest's warterfront location in Long Beach. With musical jams to top the savory eats going on inside the Taste Tent, MTG Day Two was off to a great start with a mix of alternative, punk […]

Same Same But Different 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Campers craweled out of their tents to a sunny Sunday and Day Two of the premiere Same Same But Different Fest (SSBD) on the shores of the expansive and serene Lake Perris. Band Of Gringos paved the way to a music-filled day, followed by MDRN HSTRY with one of two festival founders on drums. A heart-warming […]

Scallywag San Diego 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

Saturday, October 20th marked the last stop on the travelling tour known as Scallywag Fest (or Ye Scallywag to some). Punk and ska promotion with the classy touch of craft beer, Scallywag cycles around in the fall, hitting cities such as Denver, Auburn and more. San Diego brought up the Scallywag caboose, yet boasted an […]

Music Tastes Good 2018: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

Day One of the 3rd Annual Music Tastes Good Festival, commemorating the life of the late Josh Fischel in Long Beach, started out Saturday, September 29th with temperate climates, eclectic tunes and sensational cuisine. Chefs from up and down the west coast were represented in the Taste Tent, with samples being consumed by the millisecond. […]

KAABOO 2018: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

Excited energy flowed throughout the Del Mar Fairgrounds the morning of Day Three KAABOO Del Mar 2018. With two full days of music down, there was still so much to go before KAABOO 4 was over! Arriving slightly past noon meant that early acts of David Francisco, Elise Trouwe, Bay Ledges and Chelsea Cutler were […]

Tune in, drop out at Desert Daze 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

Ever since the birth of Burning Man, the festival experience has pivoted from a simple weekend of music to that of a transcendental enigma. Passive voyeurism is dead. The Burn made way for other festivals to follow in pursuit of life, love and eternal consciousness, such as the biannual Joshua Tree or NorCal’s EDM-meets-yoga Lightning […]

KAABOO 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

KAABOO Del Mar 2018 forged on with Day Two on Saturday, September 15th. Attendees poured into the Del Mar Fairgrounds just as early as the day before to catch opening acts Lost Beach, Creature Canyon and FITNESS before Soul Asylum took the MGM Stage to much applause. 90s-lovers basked in the early day nostalgia (whether […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2018: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

The gates opened to lines wrapped around every building to kick off Day One of the world-famous KAABOO Del Mar at San Diego's Del Mar Fairgrounds, back in its fourth year. The late morning of Friday, September 14th was a hot one, so much so that the bask area filled up fast. Between the three […]

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 […]

Levitate 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Day Two of Levitate Festival 2018 started off bright and sunny on an early July weekend in Marshfield, MA. Bluegrass, funk and reggae enthusiasts collided once again for a full day of the best in the jam band business, starting with Quadrafunk and The Quins. Unfortunately, coming from south Boston in the morning delayed photo […]

Reggae on the Beach 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

On July 6th 2018, Latin-rock reggae Simbala band opened up the Reggae on the Beach show held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Next up was the guys in Cal1fa and they really got the crowed prepped for the fun to come. Then came crowd favorite Pato Banton, who even with heat reaching the 90s on […]

Levitate 2018: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

Reggae, folk and rock lovers headed in masses to Marshfield, Massachusetts on July 7th, 2018, ready to enjoy a full weekend of music amongst friends old and new! Marshfield is a quaint little town, tucked away in the wildnerness just adjacent to Cape Cod and nestled on the very most outskirts of the bigger Boston metropolis; […]

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018: Day Two vlog | Top Shelf Reggae

Top Shelf Reggae journalist Kristy Rose returns to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California for Day Two of Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018, capturing the entire day in top vlog fashion. Following sensational Day One performances, such as Jack White, Neil Young and The Pretenders, Day Two attendees were ready to rage, starting with a Prince […]

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 […]