Memorial Day Weekend Reggae Festival Spotlight Coast to Coast

Reggae Reflection Memorial Day weekend

Let’s celebrate Memorial Day weekend this year inna Reggae and Dancehall Style!   You may want to ditch those BBQ plans and head to a top notch Reggae Festival in a city near you!  These are a few of our top picks for Reggae Festivals taking place this weekend in California, Florida and NYC!   Let us know what festival you are heading to and enjoy! 

Cali Roots May 27th – May 29th, 2016  Monterey, CA

California Roots Music and Arts Festival

The  annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival, a three day festival kicks off Friday, May 27th in Monterey, California.  With over 40 bands, this year the headliners include a number of our favorite bands including:  Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Michael Franti, Rebelution, Pepper, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, The Green, Tarrus Riley, Raging Fyah and much more on this impressive line-up.   And the best part is you can watch it for FREE via the livestream on

Best of the Best Concert, May 29th – Miami, FL

Best of The Best Miami

On Sunday, May 29th in Miami it’s a BIG anniversary celebration for the 10th annual staging of The Best of The Best at Bayfront Park.  The 2016 music festival features Beres Hammond, Cocoa Tea, Elephant Man, Cham, Tarrus Riley, Chris Martin, Nesbeth, Half Pint, Lady G, Little John, Vershon, Kranium  and much more!    Full line-up and details at

Palm Beach Jerk Festival, May 30th – Miami, FL


For Reggae fans in Southern Florida,  it’s a double header for Reggae & Dancehall Festivals.  On Memorial Day,  you can combine the sounds of Freddie McGregor, Luciano, Dexta Daps and Elephant man with all the best in Caribbean fare.  The 13th annual Palm Beach Jerk Fest takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.   More info at

Oracabessa Music Festival – May 30th – Roy Wilkins Park, NY

Oracabessa Music Festival Roy Wilkins Park 2016

Last, but not least let’s not forget the  East Coast!    Now in it’s third year, the Oracabessa Music Festival promises to deliver a great Memorial Day at Roy Wilkins Park featuring Super Cat, Mavado, Ken Boothe, Mighty Sparrow, Nesbeth, Delcita and more!  

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Wherever you choose to be this  weekend, we wish you a happy, safe and Irie Memorial Day weekend filled with Reggae music of course!   For upcoming events, make sure to check out our Reggae Reflection Calendar.   Stay tuned for continuous updates for some of the best festivals and shows coming up this summer! 
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