Top Reggae Events Coast To Coast for Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Top Reggae Events Coast to Coast for Memorial Day Weekend 2015

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The unofficial  ” Kickoff to Summer”  weekend is here!  What are your plans for Memorial Day Weekend?   Are you going to kick back and relax, go to a BBQ,  attend a Memorial Day event, or be like us and take in a great music festival?    These are a few of our top picks for Reggae Festivals taking place this weekend in California, Florida and NYC!  


Cali Roots – Monterey, California – May 22  – May 24, 2015

Cali Roots

Starting on the West Coast is the annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival taking place in Monterey, California.   Cali Roots kicks on Friday, May 22nd. It‘s three day festival which features about 40 bands.  Just a few of the headliners this year include:   SOJA,  Iration, Slighty Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, John Brown’s Body,  The Roots, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz,  Chronixx, and much more!    Full line-up and details at CaliforniaRootsFestival.com 

Best of the Best – Miami on May 24, 2015

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The Reggae scene heats up on Sunday, May 24th in Miami for the 9th edition of The Best of The Best at Bayfront Park.  The 2015 music festival features Capleton, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Shabba Ranks, Morgan Heritage , Spice, Sanchez, Wayne Wonder and much more!  Full line-up and details at www.bestofthebestconcert.com

Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival  May 25, 2015

Palm Beach Jerk Festival

If you are looking to combine music with great Caribbean food, then the 12th annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture festival is the place to be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th.   This year the Jerk Festival will be held at at the South Florida Fairgrounds  in West Palm Beach, FL.   Beenie Man, Maxi Priest, Romain Virgo and Morgan Heritage  are the headliners for the main stage!  Full line-up & details palmbeachjerkfestival.com/

Orocabessa Music Festival –  Roy Wilkins Park NYC – May 25, 2015

Orocabessa Festival NYC 2015

Finally for those of us on the East Coast,  the place to be on Memorial Day is the 2nd annual Orocabessa Festival taking place on Monday, May 25th in Queens at Roy Wilkin’s Park.    Tarrus Riley, Freddie McGregor, Sean Paul, Christopher Martin, Alaine, Dexta Daps, Josey Wales, Grace Thrillers, Shuga, Stacious and more are on this year’s line-up.    Visit the official site for more info –  iriejamradio.com/events/


Wherever you choose to be this  weekend, we wish you a happy and safe 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. 2015 features some of the best festivals and concert tours we have seen in a long time!   
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