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posted Jan 12, 2018, 6:48 PM by Jon Nisby

HIP-HOP IN 2017: RAP DOMINATING THE CHARTS, GROWING ON THE ROAD By Ryan Borba Posted Monday, January 08, 2018 at 3:00 am

posted Jan 8, 2018, 3:43 PM by Jon Nisby

Hip-hop had a huge year, with tours by true rappers like Kendrick LamarJay-ZJ. ColeFuture, and Chance The Rapper all charting on Pollstar’s 2017 Year End Top Tours features

 Hip-hop was big on the recorded side too, with songs like “Despacito,”(Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee) “Humble” (Kendrick Lamar) and “Rockstar” (Post Malone ft. 21 Savage) topping the singles charts, and rap/hip-hop being named tops for total song consumption at 20.9 percent according to BuzzAngle Music.

Kendrick Lamar had the top-grossing hip-hop tour of 2017, with $41.1 million grossed putting him at No. 25 on Pollstar’s Top 200 North American Tours.

He could end up with another great year as he’s nominated for seven Grammy Awards following the 2017 release of his acclaimed DAMN.

Right behind Kendrick was Jay-Z at No. 26 and with an estimated gross of $39.3 million, with big showings including multiple nights at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and many others. This comes after premature tabloid reports of soft ticket sales, empty seats and cheap StubHub listings. However, there were two cancellations on his “4:44 Tour: citing productions issues.

J. Cole solidified himself as a bonafide arena headliner, with $25.4 million grossed according to Pollstar data, putting him at No. 53 for the year in North America, and $35.6 million grossed worldwide as he also hit Europe and Australia in 2017.Photo: AP Photo / Matt Rourke

J. Cole - "Get Out The Vote," Wolstein Center At Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Drake already conquered 2016 and placed No. 8 on Pollstar’s 2016 Year End Top 200 North American Tours and No. 11 Worldwide, but was no slouch this year as he toured heavily in Europe, putting him at No. 34 Worldwide this year with more than $50 million grossed.

He also stayed near the top of Pollstar’s Elite 100 Artists consumption chart all year regardless of whether he had new music out, and was the overall most-streamed artist of 2017 for a second consecutive year according to BuzzAngle Music.

Future continues to headline major festivals and arenas and had support from upcoming artists like Tory LanezMigos and Kodak Black. He’s No. 61 on the Top 200 North American Tours, with $23 million grossed.

Chance The Rapper, after winning big at this year’s Grammy Awards, had a big tour as well, grossing $20 million and landing at No. 69 on the Top 200 North American Tours. Agent Cara Lewis told Pollstar he’ll be playing some major international dates including Lollapalooza in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. 

As demand for urban and hip hop artists continues to grow, so do the live opportunities for them, with events like Rolling Loud expanding to multiple markets (and, next year, continents) as well as other hip-hop-centric events like Mala Luna Festival in San Antonio, the multi-market Spotify RapCaviar and more mainstream festivals like Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York City featuring rap artists as headliners and prominently at the top of the bill.

Festivals have given many artists a platform and large audience they might not have enjoyed previous, and helps build fan bases for traditional hard ticket tours.

Some prominent hard-ticket rap tours this year included Travis ScottVince Staples (who also seemingly played every major festival imaginable), Lil Uzi Vert, and Post Malone, who with the No. 1 for eight weeks “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage saw himself in just two years go from opening for Fetty Wap at large clubs to selling out venues in the 7,000-capacity range.

Macklemore also killed it on the road, with sellouts across the country including House of Blues Boston, Stage AE in Pittsburgh and many more reported to Pollstar.

For 2018 he’s heading out on an arena tour with Kesha, who he has a new single with.

For 2018 Eminem will surely be a factor, with agent Cara lewis revealing to Polltsar that he’ll be doing his first American dates since 2014, including both Coachella and Governors Ball festivals, which he was just announced for as headliner. Lewis also mentioned that Travis Scott would be playing arenas in the New Year, after major festivals this year as well as support on Kendrick Lamar’s big tour.

Michigan-based NF, who seemingly came out of nowhere with a No. 1 album release called “Perception,” is poised for big things after selling out major clubs over the last few years.

Vince Staples and Tyler, The Creator are heading out to major clubs and some arenas in the first quarter asl well after Tyler’s Flower Boy recently dropped to rave reviews.

Ty Dolla $ign, after huge streaming activity in 2017, is heading out for major clubs in 2018 including Fillmore Silver Spring, House of Blues Chicago and First Avenue in Minneapolis.

Rap veteran Tech N9ne is also always good for 100 shows or so too, and never misses a gig, ever, as chronicled in a Pollstar feature story where he discussed performing despite being diagnosed with Swine flu, broken bones and other ailments. 

How To: Sellout Shows!

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:00 PM by Jon Nisby

100 Free & Affordable High And Low Tech Ways To Promote Live Music

  • THE BASICS
  • Never leave promotion to the other guy. Bands should promote as if the promoter will do nothing.  Promoters shouldn’t count on the band or label.
  • Know your market or hire/befriend someone who does.
  • Always think of the fan first when making any decisions.  Remember the Phish model.
  • Start early.  Pre-promote AND get a show on sale now!  3-4 months prior is not too early for a rock show and 6-9 months is not too early for an adult show.  It allows time for viral/word of mouth buzz (free promotion) to build
  • Always have a tour or venue publicist to get free media
  • Get/send out promo material immediately after a date is booked.  Don’t wait until you need it.
  • Email lists must be your religion. Put your list sign-up visibly on the top half of the front page and watch the list grow. Consider segmenting your email lists by state (for bands) or genres (for clubs) to fight email burnout.
  • Produce and send good e-cards. If you’re a band use www.Jukeboxalive.com and. If you are a venue use www.audiocal.com. Their products can have built in music players. Use a newsletter builder like www.mynewsletterbuilder.com
  • Make your web site a destination by keeping it updated and including news, giveaways, polls and things to make it worth visiting regularly.
  • Put all your promo online including photos and logos in downloadable form for 24 access by the media and fans
  • Encourage others to do promo for you. On your web site have a poster maker (see Derek Truck’s site or Skyline Music is having one built.) and/or putting all club or band poster in a free downloadable PDF online for fans to use.
  • Create, utilize and reward a street team. (flyers, posters, and more).
  • Talk to people.  Have they seen your ads. Where?  Did they grab them and provide useful information?
  • Survey your audience via email, on the web and at shows. Try the Steven Talk House Poll before even buying a show.
  • Get every free listing everywhere you can no matter how obscure or far away.  Maintain a “listings” email list and use it.
  • Enhance the value of free listings (or press releases) by attaching a photo or graphic file (or a link to one) related to the event with every announcement. If they use it you get 5 times the exposure of a listing without a photo.
  • MEDIA & SPONSORSHIPS
  • Aggressively seek sponsorships for your concert, venue or band.  No sponsorship is too small to consider (co -branded posters?  Pay for a publicist to work both a tour/venue and the brand?   Cross promotion in ads? Free stuff? There is a lot of value to be had besides $’s).
  • Always think of yourself (venue, promoter or artists) as a brand that needs to be defined, marketed, and protected.
  • Try targeted local cable TV. Some local spots on Fuse or other targeted channels go for as little as $7 each.  Check out  www.spotrunner.com  or www.dmarc.com or better yet contact your local cable companies and wheel and deal.
  • Try local internet advertising https://adwords.google.com or www.reachlocal.com
  • Advertise on internet radio and blogs that hit your market.
  • Create consistency for your brand by creating ad mats and stock radio spots or spot beds
  • Underwrite/sponsor non-commercial radio and get mentions. NPR is great, but don’t forget about college radio. It might be more cost effective.
  • Think out of the box with radio tie-ins and you might get treated better.  Try talk radio for a classic rock show.  Try classical radio for George Winston.  Try jazz radio for a fusion show.  These stations want to expand their audience too.
  • Co-brand: like a concert with a product or specialty shop.  A band can co-brand with a product. Worry less about money and think more about exposure.
  • Sponsor somebody else’s event and get signage and mentions. (consider trading sponsorships with someone)
  • BEYOND THE BASICS
  • If you’re a band have an EPK. Try JukeboxAlive or Sonicbids (www.sonicbids.com)  If you’re a club have a club rider.
  • Create an affordable band, club or genre specific net radio stations via Live 365.
  • Add blogs to your website by various band or venue staff members to help keep content fresh.  www.blogger.com by Google has free blogging tools and www.typepad.com has more sophisticated tools for a small monthly fee.
  • Learn about and use viral marketing by posting on related list-servers and discussion groups.
  • Start your own discussion group for free at http://groups.yahoo.com/
  • Try MySpace.com. It’s free but don’t just set it up and forget it. Update it and promote it. Make it worth visiting you there.
  • Make each show an event. What holiday is it on or near?  Is it a band member of bartender’s birthday? Any kind of Anniversary nearby?  Name your tours or show series and promote the title.
  • The internet is your friend. Study it, learn from it, explore it and use it.
  • Create utilize and reward an internet street team. (viral marketing)
  • Give stuff away at each show and online – passes, seat upgrades, seats on stage, tix to the sound check, mp3’s of live songs.
  • In the entertainment business perception can be reality.  Is your show the biggest, best, loudest, “most talked about”?  Tell the world that it is.
  • Enhance the core fan experience and make $’s with gold circle/priority seating.
  • Invite gold circle ticket holders or contest winners to sound check.
  • Put a few seats right on the stage for street team members or contest winners.
  • Run contests for best posters designs, best videos for your band or homemade commercials for your club, best song remixes or mash-ups. Put a lot of finalists up on the web.  Throw a party to announce the winner.
  • Produce monthly or even weekly podcasts. For a band: live shows interviews, new songs. For a club: regular summaries of upcoming and recent shows with music. Have it produced by a college DJ.
  • GO OLD SCHOOL
  • Fax calendars and announcements to record and head shops ,large offices, etc. using a fax broadcast software
  • Fly a plane with a banner over someone else’s event.
  • Park a van or truck with a banner on a main street or across from a show by a similar act or venue.
  • Buy a billboard for an event or series of shows.  Place it strategically near a competitor or across from a college campus.
  • Use one of the cheap automated phone answering services advertised in the classifieds to set up a special phone line for your schedule.
  • Pass a clipboard(s) around before a show to capture emails or do a survey.
  • Try the good old fashioned

    US

    mail occasionally.  It actually gets peoples attention.
  • UTILIZE THE TIME BEFORE AND AFTER A SHOW
  • Utilize the time before the show for announcements, surveys, giveaways.  Consider recording a few “commercials to be played over the PA.
  • Use a celebrity MC. Make him/her the host of the evening. Think out of the box: DJ’s, TV or local personalities, politicians, local bands.  Discuss way to co-promote with them in advance.
  • Make announcements from the stage just before the show and/or between the sets about upcoming shows, the merch table, websites and email lists, etc.
  • Program the music over your PA. Sell upcoming shows. Bands plug other bands who are helping you elsewhere.
  • Promote “After Parties” in your venue – or even at another venue - that are cheap or free with a concert ticket.  Use band members as DJ’s.  Advertise it with the original show as a free-with-ticket value added option.
  • Hand out flyers on the way out of the show. Venues: Calendars of upcoming dates or Bands: postcards or stickers that include the website address.
  • More Ideas
  • Capture info from ticket buyers (try a service like www.musictoday.com). Ask your web visitors questions.
  • Sell merchandise. Its; advertising that someone else pays for.  Want variety but don’t have $ try www.cafepress.com.
  • Get creative with your merchandise – don’t just sell shirts.  Try flip books (http://www.flippies.com), for example.
  • Encourage fans to support you – or a favorite charity – by adding a page off affinity programs to your web site.  For example, when they click on an Amazon logo on your site and make a purchase, you or a charity get back a small %.
  • In this age of too much info and media, work to make yourself a trusted gatekeeper for a genre(s) of music. Use newsletters, blogs, tips, links, internet radio, and more.
  • Give away (or sell) short videos on Google Video or audio via the download services of live shows, interviews, backstage, etc.
  • Create your own related niche web site (for example MidWestmetal.com or NightlifeDetroit.com). You can make yourself the only (or primary) advertiser, but you must keep it real with info and news from others.
  • Send thank-you notes/emails after a show.  Bands send to the promoters and fans. Venues send one to the customers.  No one ever says thank-you anymore. It will be remembered
  • Remember to always SELL your show.  Remind people of what you are asking them to buy.  Use song titles, quotes from critics, etc.
  • Market to the niches.  Hand out flyers and a pair of tickets to bartenders in Irish pubs for a Celtic show or motorcycle shops for a heavy metal show.  Try tattoo parlors, coffee shops, book and record stores, niche clothing stores.
  • Make your emails and web site useful to the reader.  Add info and links about something people might think is cool that you have nothing to do with.
  • Share your best promo ideas and avenues of promotion with other stakeholders in each show – bands, promoters, labels, publicists, and sponsors.
  • Bands should have a “How To Promote Us” sheet with all the promo contacts and a list of promotion ideas that have worked in the past.  Venues should share their media list with the band’s team highlighting things you think will work best for this particular show.
  • Throw non-concert related parties and events on off nights to reward your regulars.  Every club with a TV set should do a free Super Bowl party or group viewing of a popular TV show.  Bands could use an off night to hang at a club in a city they are trying to build and see a cool local band.  Let the venue announce you’re the celebrity DJ/MC in exchange for dinner or drinks.  This also allows your true fans to hang with you and feel special.
  • Sell a series or try a combo ticket.  Ask Performing Arts Centers how well this works.  Venues:  “Buy a ticket to this show and get a free Tuesday New Band Night pass” or Bands: Buy A Ticket to this show and get $5 off our show in the next town or $5 off our New year’s Eve bash.
  • Surprise people.  Balloon drops in July. Special guest MC’s.  Special guest musicians even if it’s just a local favorite.  A DJ or favorite bartender singing back-up.
  • Create and use banners.  Don’t have time or $ for Kinkos? Try Avery Banner Maker. http://www.bettymills.com/specials/avery/avery.html?gclid=CO_ukdyEj4MCFUlCDgodaAZG3Q
  • Trade occasionally for targeted email lists, but don’t overuse them.
  • Hire or befriend a geek who will help you keep up on new technologies and internet promo opportunities.
  • Read Hypebot – The Independent Journal Of Music Promotion & Technology http://www.hypebot.com
  • Partner with an appropriate charity. Build good will and get more free media.  Maybe it’s a small % or maybe it’s auctioning off or selling the seats on stage or tix to the sound check.
  • Consider Craigslist.com and Ebay.com as promotional tools…Try selling tickets and merch and used drum sets or try auctioning them off.
  • Musicians want to be actors or sport stars and actors and athletes want to be musicians.  Think about how you can cross promote so everyone wins.
  • Always make available a color photo in hi-resolution emailable form (band or venue) and you’ll get better placement in Sunday editions and calendar sections.
  • Develop several creative seating configurations for different kinds of shows (all seated, a dance floor, all ages sections) and promote what your using in advance in all ads.
  • Consider unusual cross- promo partners like Whole Foods for a folk show or a video game store for an alternative act.
  • Fans travel so try cross–promoting with another show (by the same band or a different band) in a city 50 or 100 miles away.
  • Create a special “Insider” email list for pre-announcement and include key media and tastemakers who love to know things first…and like to tell others. (Text message them – see #95)
  • Bands should think like the country acts and agree to do meet and greet after show, promoter makes sure that it is advertised. The fans always want a chance to meet the musicians.
  • In college towns have a student discount.
  • Bands should make shows downloadable for free, on such websites as archive.org, etree.org or sugarmegs.org, this will help to bring people to see their show live. Not bad promo for a venue either.
  • List all your schedules online at musctoday.com, jambase.com, jambands.com. and pollstar.com.
  • Venues (and bands too) can make it easy and cheaper on fans to buy tickets online. Do this by having a ticketing service on their website. (Musictoday.com and Madison House both have band ticketing services) There are always going to have to be some fees, but they will not be as high has some other ticketing services, such as Ticketmaster. The Variety Playhouse in

    Atlanta

    has a good example of this – The Variety Playhouse Ticket Club.   
  • Enhance your gatekeeper status by creating your own free Pandora.com “radio station” and linking to it from your site.
  • Create free custom Pandora or Launch.com stations for each concert event…”To get it the mood for the Sound Tribe Sector 9 show listen to this trippy stream…”.  It’s another free way to make the concert an event, keep people coming back to your event web site, and keep them thinking/talking about the event.
  • Explore posting under an assumed name on Friendster.com, dating site, and other “community” sites.
  • Start a blog for every show or tour. Post when it goes it go on sale, when an opener is added, when the front rows sold out, news about the bands, everything.
  • Produce and sponsor a cable access show.  Produce portions of it at your venue or concert.
  • Utilize free college interns, but make sure their getting college credit.
  • Use cell text messaging to communicate instantly. Try http://nmessaging.com. They have programs for nightclubs and bands. Use Google to find other companies.
  • Flier, flier, flier. It’s the cheapest form of advertising. http://www.clubflyers.com/  offers 1000 free fliers every month or try http://flyerfaucet.com/ . A good flier promotes more than one show and can also be hung as a mini poster.
  • Flier someone else’s show in a related genre.
  • If you hear about a good promo idea, go online and research it NOW.
  • If you try something and it works, tell others…then they’ll be more likely to share their ideas with you.
  • Send your best ideas to Bruce Houghton/Skyline Music bruce@skylineonline.com  and we’ll post them at http://hypebot.typepad.com/best_promotions/
Bruce Houghton

Skyline Music

bruce@skylineononline.com

213-291-1590

www.skylineonline.com

mLODIC Live at 19 Broadway in Fairfax California.

posted Sep 4, 2017, 9:46 PM by Jon Nisby   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 4:30 PM ]

Reggae Albums

posted Sep 4, 2017, 4:34 PM by Jon Nisby

Untitled

posted Aug 25, 2017, 2:41 PM by Jon Nisby   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 4:34 PM ]


REGGAE/SKA CALENDAR JULY 7, 2017

posted Jul 8, 2017, 9:48 PM by Jon Nisby

REGGAE/SKA CALENDAR

JULY 7, 2017

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THIS WEEK:

 Thurs. July 6 - Goldenvoice Presents: UB40 Legends (Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey), Matisyahu and Raging Fyah - The Greek Theatre - 2700 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles - 7:30pm - Tickets On Sale NOWhttp://bit.ly/2mpH6CP and Greek Theatre Box Office - Web: https://www.lagreektheatre.com/

 Fri. July 7 - Etana and her band - SOL Venue - 313 W. Carson St.  Carson - 8pm doors - $15 - 21 and over - Info: (310) 922-4005 - Web: www.marcusbentertainment.com

 Sat. July 8 - Steel Pulse, The Wailers and Fortunate Youth - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 5pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sat. July 8 - Summer Love Reggae Night with Quinto Sol, DJ Sloe Poke - El Picante Restaurant & Cantina -  6301 Florence Place  Bell Gardens - 9pm - No Cover - 21 and over - (562) 928-3490  **NEW**

 Sun. July 9 - Steel Pulse, Common Kings and The Simpkin Project - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 5pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Mon. July 10 (Every Monday After) - Reggae @theport with Live Reggae Bands and D Jay Exotic - Sevilla Nightclub - 140 Pine Ave.  Long Beach (Downtown) - 9pm to 2am - 21 and over - Presale $10 Online at http://socalexoticproductions.com / Door $15 - Info / Bookings: (424) 750-1840 / http://longbeach.sevillanightclub.com

 Thurs. July 13 - Marcia Griffiths, Jah9 - Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series - Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica - 7pm to 10pm - All Ages - FREE Admission - Web: http://twilightseries.org/

 Thurs. July 13 - Dirty Heads, SOJA- The Green and RDGLDGRN - Santa Barbara Bowl - 1122 N. Milpas St.  Santa Barbara - 6pm - Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com, Santa Barbara Bowl Box Office and by phone (800) 745-3000 - Web: http://www.SBBowl.com

 UPCOMING CONCERTS / EVENTS:

 Fri. July 14 - Dirty Heads, SOJA- The Green and RDGLDGRN - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre) - 2050 Entertainment Circle  Chula Vista - 6:30pm - All Ages - Info / Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A0052573C8650F6

 Sat. July 15 - Roger Steffens' in-store talk and book release signing hard cover copies of "So Much Things To Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley" - Skylight Books   1818 N. Vermont Ave.  Hollywood   4pm to 8pm - Free Admission - Info: (323) 660 1175

 Fri. July 21 - Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement  - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 4:30pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sat./Sun. July 22/23 – Label27 and The TCC Present: 8th Annual Reggae On The Mountain 2017 (Two Stages) - Sly & Robbie with Mykal Rose, Katchafire, Yellowman, Raging Fyah, Eljai, Alika with Quinto Sol, The Expanders, Ital Vibes, Landon McNamera, Blaze Mob, Ras Rebel, Prime Livity, Synrgy, Cornerstone, Soluzion, Pachamama, Irie Nature, Yesai and Likkle Reggae - DJs True Haze, Vex & Selecta 7 & Hosted by Junor Francis - Topanga Community Club - 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.  Topanga – 11am to 8pm - All Ages - Info / Tickets available NOW at www.eventbrite.com/e/reggae-on-the-mountain-2017-tickets-29831674341 / www.ReggaeOnTheMountain.com

 Sun. July 23 - Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement - Santa Barbara Bowl - 1122 N. Milpas St.  Santa Barbara - 5pm - Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com, Santa Barbara Bowl Box Office and by phone (800) 745-3000 - Web: http://www.SBBowl.com

 Sun. July 23 - Marcus B Entertainment Inc. Presents: Caribbean Comedy Series Show and Dance featuring Jay Martin (Jamaica), Trevor Eastmond (Trinidad) plus more comics, DJ Gary B and DJ Nigel (Red Alert Sound)- Carson Civic Center - 801 E. Carson Street  Carson - 3pm Doors / 4pm showtime - $40 advance (no tickets sold at the door) - Tickets: (310) 922-4005 and LA Caribbean outlets / marcusbgt@earthlink.net / www.marcusbentertainment.com

 Thurs. July 28 - Nederlander Presents: Maxi Priest - City National Grove of Anaheim - 2200 E. Katella Ave.  Anaheim - 8pm - Info / Tickets: (714) 712-2700 / http://http://www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com/events/detail/maxi-priest

 Sun. July 30 - Maxi Priest - The Belly-Up - 143 S. Cedros Ave.  Solana Beach - 8pm - 21 and over - (858) 481-8140 - Web: http://www.bellyup.com

 Thurs.-Sun. August 3-6 - 33rd Annual Reggae On The River with Slightly Stoopid, Sly & Robbie with Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt & Cherine Anderson, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Walshy Fire w/ Kabaka Pyramid, J Boog, Stick Figure, Lutan Fyah & The Riddem Rebels, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Ibibio Sound Machine, Dezarie, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill, Ken Boothe, Perfect Giddimani, Warrior King & The Rootz Warriors, Nkulee Dube, Nattali Rize, Winston “Flames” Jarrett, Marla Brown, Prestige, Keida, Ojo de Buey, Sensimilla Dub, Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement, Yogoman Burning Band, Tatanka, Mystic Roots Band, Irie Rockers, Altar Tones, and a very special showcase with Woven Roots featuring JahDan Blakkamoore, Messenjah Selah, Army, Winstrong, Luv Fyah & Travis Roots, Young Shanty plus more - French's Camp - Piercy (Humboldt County - N. California) - Camping Available - Tickets On Sale NOW - Info: http://www.reggaeontheriver.com/

 Fri. Aug. 4 - Jamaica Awareness Association of California (JAAC) Presents: Jamaica's 55th Independence Celebration with music by Marcus B and DJ Nigel (plus Jamaican food on sale). - Lido's - 1550 Rosecrans Ave.  Manhattan Beach - 9:30pm to 2am -  Tickets $20.00 - Info: Pam (818) 277-2254 or Marcia (951) 316-3053

 Sun. Aug. 6 - Adamari Jerk Food & Music Fest with Jerk Food Competition and Music Fest featuring: Barrington Levy, Elephant Man, Wailing Souls, Queen Ifrica, Ishawna, Yami Bolo, General Jah Mikey, Quinto Sol, Dinho Gong and more - Guasti Park - 800 Archibald Ave.  Ontario - Jerk Food Fest: 11am to 3pm (Free Admission) / Music Fest: 4pm to 10pm (GA & VIP Tickets On Sale) - All Ages - Tickets / Info: (310) 424-1276 / www.adamarifest.com

 Fri./Sat. Aug. 11/12 - Rebelution, Nahko and Medicine For The People and Hirie - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 6pm - All Ages - TicketMaster(800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sat. Aug. 12 - Wayne Wonder (Live In Concert) - Los Globos - 3040 Sunset Blvd.  Los Angeles - 9pm - 21 and over - Info / Tickets: www.smashitlive.com/waynewonder  **NEW**

 Sun. Aug. 13 - 2nd Annual Caribbean Heritage Day Party with Vershon (Live from Jamaica), Steelie Bashment, DJ Fyness, DJ Courtesy and more - Lula Washington Dance Theatre - Company - 3773 Crenshaw Blvd.  Los Angeles - 2pm to 8pm - Free Admission - Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/100256840525333/

 Sat. Aug. 19 - Reggae Summersplash 2017 with The Abyssinians feat Bernard Collins, Sammy Dread, Hempress Sativa, The Itals, Marla Brown, Alika, Rob Symeonn, Layne Tadesse, The Lambsbread and more - Worldbeat Center  - 2100 Park Blvd.  San Diego (Balboa Park) -3pm doors - All Ages - Worldbeat Center Info Line: (619) 230-1190 - Info / Tickets: www.worldbeatcenter.org

 Thurs. Aug. 24 - Live Nation and KROQ Present: Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement - The Greek Theatre - 2700 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles - 6pm - Tickets On Sale NOW:  https://www.lagreektheatre.com/events/detail/slightly-stoopid and Greek Theatre Box Office - Info: https://www.lagreektheatre.com/

 Mon. Aug. 28 - Reggae @theport with Pato Banton (Live from the UK) and D Jay Exotic - Sevilla Nightclub - 140 Pine Ave.  Long Beach (Downtown) - 9pm to 2am - 18 and over - Presale $15 Online at http://socalexoticproductions.com/event/pato-banton-theport/?instance_id=525 / $20 Door - Info / Bookings: (424) 750-1840 / http://longbeach.sevillanightclub.com

 Sun. Sept. 3 - All White Boat Ride with DJs Willy Wonka, Selecta Easy B, Nigel (Red Alert) and Fyness - The Grand Romance Boat - 200 Aquarium Way  Long Beach (Dock # 4 behind Outback Steakhouse) - $55 per person (includes dinner) - Boarding starts at 2pm / sailing at 3pm / return at 6pm - Info / Tickets: (310) 922-4005 / www.marcusbentertainment.com and select outlets  **NEW**

SO. CALIFORNIA REGGAE/SKA CALENDAR JUNE 30, 2017

posted Jun 30, 2017, 7:08 AM by Jon Nisby

Thurs. June 29 - ROOTS CORNER Night with Judah Eskender Tafari, Selecta Chiney, DJ Ras Sal - Mal's Bar - 2331 S. Hill Street  Los Angeles - 9pm to 2am - $5 Door - 21 and over

 Thurs. June 29 - AFRO FUNKÉ Summer in Venice Edition with DJs Jeremy Sole & Glenn Red, hosted by Rocky Dawuni + special live guests TBA - Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy - 52 Windward Ave.  Venice - 9pm to 2am - $10 door - 21 and over - Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/131309787421387/

 Sat. July 1 - Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017 with Rebelution, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Collie Buddz, Hirie and DJ Mackle - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre) - 2050 Entertainment Circle  Chula Vista - 6:30pm - All Ages - Info / Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A00524BC3DC15B7

 Wed. July 5   Two Rooms with Sister Nancy, Michael Palmer, Tippa Lee, Quinto Sol, Subsuelo, DJs Tom Chasteen and Boss Harmony - Dub Club (@ The Echo Plex)  - 1154 Glendale Blvd. (through alley) Los Angeles (Echo Park district)   9pm to 2am - 21 and over - $17 advance at www.Ticketfly.com /  / $20 door   (213) 413 8200   Web: www.dubclubla.com

 Thurs. July 6 - Goldenvoice Presents: UB40 Legends (Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey), Matisyahu and Raging Fyah - The Greek Theatre - 2700 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles - 7:30pm - Tickets On Sale NOWhttp://bit.ly/2mpH6CP and Greek Theatre Box Office - Web: https://www.lagreektheatre.com/

 UPCOMING CONCERTS / EVENTS:

 Fri. July 7 - Etana and her band - SOL Venue - 313 W. Carson St.  Carson - 8pm doors - $15 - 21 and over - Info: (310) 922-4005 - Web: www.marcusbentertainment.com

 Sat. July 8 - Steel Pulse, The Wailers and Fortunate Youth - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 5pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sun. July 9 - Steel Pulse, Common Kings and The Simpkin Project - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 5pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Mon. July 10 (Every Monday After) - Reggae @theport with Live Reggae Bands and D Jay Exotic - Sevilla Nightclub - 140 Pine Ave.  Long Beach (Downtown) - 9pm to 2am - 21 and over - Presale $10 Online at http://socalexoticproductions.com / Door $15 - Info / Bookings: (424) 750-1840 / http://longbeach.sevillanightclub.com

 Thurs. July 13 - Marcia Griffiths, Jah9 - Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series - Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica - 7pm to 10pm - All Ages - FREE Admission - Web: http://twilightseries.org/

 Thurs. July 13 - Dirty Heads, SOJA- The Green and RDGLDGRN - Santa Barbara Bowl - 1122 N. Milpas St.  Santa Barbara - 6pm - Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com, Santa Barbara Bowl Box Office and by phone (800) 745-3000 - Web: http://www.SBBowl.com

 Fri. July 14 - Dirty Heads, SOJA- The Green and RDGLDGRN - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre) - 2050 Entertainment Circle  Chula Vista - 6:30pm - All Ages - Info / Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A0052573C8650F6

 Sat. July 15 - Roger Steffens' in-store talk and book release signing hard cover copies of "So Much Things To Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley" - Skylight Books   1818 N. Vermont Ave.  Hollywood   4pm to 8pm - Free Admission - Info: (323) 660 1175  **NEW**

 Fri. July 21 - Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement  - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 4:30pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sat./Sun. July 22/23 – Label27 and The TCC Present: 8th Annual Reggae On The Mountain 2017 (Two Stages) - Sly & Robbie with Mykal Rose, Katchafire, Yellowman, Raging Fyah, Eljai, Alika with Quinto Sol, The Expanders, Ital Vibes, Landon McNamera, Blaze Mob, Ras Rebel, Prime Livity, Synrgy, Cornerstone, Soluzion, Pachamama, Irie Nature, Yesai and Likkle Reggae - DJs True Haze, Vex & Selecta 7 & Hosted by Junor Francis - Topanga Community Club - 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.  Topanga – 11am to 8pm - All Ages - Info / Tickets available NOW at www.eventbrite.com/e/reggae-on-the-mountain-2017-tickets-29831674341 / www.ReggaeOnTheMountain.com

 Sun. July 23 - Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement - Santa Barbara Bowl - 1122 N. Milpas St.  Santa Barbara - 5pm - Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com, Santa Barbara Bowl Box Office and by phone (800) 745-3000 - Web: http://www.SBBowl.com

 Sun. July 23 - Marcus B Entertainment Inc. Presents: Caribbean Comedy Series Show and Dance featuring Jay Martin (Jamaica), Trevor Eastmond (Trinidad) plus more comics, DJ Gary B and DJ Nigel (Red Alert Sound)- Carson Civic Center - 801 E. Carson Street  Carson - 3pm Doors / 4pm showtime - $40 advance (no tickets sold at the door) - Tickets: (310) 922-4005 and LA Caribbean outlets / marcusbgt@earthlink.net / www.marcusbentertainment.com

 Thurs. July 28 - Nederlander Presents: Maxi Priest - City National Grove of Anaheim - 2200 E. Katella Ave.  Anaheim - 8pm - Info / Tickets: (714) 712-2700 / http://http://www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com/events/detail/maxi-priest

 Sun. July 30 - Maxi Priest - The Belly-Up - 143 S. Cedros Ave.  Solana Beach - 8pm - 21 and over - (858) 481-8140 - Web: http://www.bellyup.com

 Thurs.-Sun. August 3-6 - 33rd Annual Reggae On The River with Slightly Stoopid, Sly & Robbie with Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt & Cherine Anderson, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Walshy Fire w/ Kabaka Pyramid, J Boog, Stick Figure, Lutan Fyah & The Riddem Rebels, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Ibibio Sound Machine, Dezarie, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill, Ken Boothe, Perfect Giddimani, Warrior King & The Rootz Warriors, Nkulee Dube, Nattali Rize, Winston “Flames” Jarrett, Marla Brown, Prestige, Keida, Ojo de Buey, Sensimilla Dub, Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement, Yogoman Burning Band, Tatanka, Mystic Roots Band, Irie Rockers, Altar Tones, and a very special showcase with Woven Roots featuring JahDan Blakkamoore, Messenjah Selah, Army, Winstrong, Luv Fyah & Travis Roots, Young Shanty plus more - French's Camp - Piercy (Humboldt County - N. California) - Camping Available - Tickets On Sale NOW - Info: http://www.reggaeontheriver.com/

 Fri. Aug. 4 - Jamaica Awareness Association of California (JAAC) Presents: Jamaica's 55th Independence Celebration with music by Marcus B and DJ Nigel (plus Jamaican food on sale). - Lido's - 1550 Rosecrans Ave.  Manhattan Beach - 9:30pm to 2am -  Tickets $20.00 - Info: Pam (818) 277-2254 or Marcia (951) 316-3053

 Sun. Aug. 6 - Adamari Jerk Food & Music Fest with Jerk Food Competition and Music Fest featuring: Barrington Levy, Elephant Man, Wailing Souls, Queen Ifrica, Ishawna, Yami Bolo, General Jah Mikey, Quinto Sol, Dinho Gong and more - Guasti Park - 800 Archibald Ave.  Ontario - Jerk Food Fest: 11am to 3pm (Free Admission) / Music Fest: 4pm to 10pm (GA & VIP Tickets On Sale) - All Ages - Tickets / Info: (310) 424-1276 / www.adamarifest.com

 Fri./Sat. Aug. 11/12 - Rebelution, Nahko and Medicine For The People and Hirie - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 6pm - All Ages - TicketMaster(800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sun. Aug. 13 - 2nd Annual Caribbean Heritage Day Party with Vershon (Live from Jamaica), Steelie Bashment, DJ Fyness, DJ Courtesy and more - Lula Washington Dance Theatre - Company - 3773 Crenshaw Blvd.  Los Angeles - 2pm to 8pm - Free Admission - Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/100256840525333/

 Sat. Aug. 19 - Reggae Summersplash 2017 with The Abyssinians feat Bernard Collins, Sammy Dread, Hempress Sativa, The Itals, Marla Brown, Alika, Rob Symeonn, Layne Tadesse, The Lambsbread and more - Worldbeat Center  - 2100 Park Blvd.  San Diego (Balboa Park) -3pm doors - All Ages - Worldbeat Center Info Line: (619) 230-1190 - Info / Tickets: www.worldbeatcenter.org

 Thurs. Aug. 24 - Live Nation and KROQ Present: Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement - The Greek Theatre - 2700 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles - 6pm - Tickets On Sale NOW:  https://www.lagreektheatre.com/events/detail/slightly-stoopid and Greek Theatre Box Office - Info: https://www.lagreektheatre.com/

 Mon. Aug. 28 - Reggae @theport with Pato Banton (Live from the UK) and D Jay Exotic - Sevilla Nightclub - 140 Pine Ave.  Long Beach (Downtown) - 9pm to 2am - 18 and over - Presale $15 Online at http://socalexoticproductions.com/event/pato-banton-theport/?instance_id=525 / $20 Door - Info / Bookings: (424) 750-1840 / http://longbeach.sevillanightclub.com

SO. CALIFORNIA REGGAE/SKA CALENDAR JUNE 23, 2017

posted Jun 23, 2017, 12:12 AM by Jon Nisby

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THIS WEEK:

 Sat. June 24 - Get Up Stand Up Saturday: Live Reggae with Sure Shot Rockers, DJ Charlie X - El Picante Restaurant & Cantina -  6301 Florence Place  Bell Gardens - 10pm - No Cover - 21 and over -(562) 928-3490  **NEW**

 Thurs. June 29 - ROOTS CORNER Night with Judah Eskender Tafari, Selecta Chiney, DJ Ras Sal - Mal's Bar - 2331 S. Hill Street  Los Angeles - 9pm to 2am - $5 Door - 21 and over  **NEW**

 Thurs. June 29 - AFRO FUNKÉ Summer in Venice Edition with DJs Jeremy Sole & Glenn Red, hosted by Rocky Dawuni + special live guests TBA - Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy - 52 Windward Ave.  Venice - 9pm to 2am - $10 door - 21 and over - Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/131309787421387/

 UPCOMING CONCERTS / EVENTS:

 Sat. July 1 - Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017 with Rebelution, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Collie Buddz, Hirie and DJ Mackle - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre) - 2050 Entertainment Circle  Chula Vista - 6:30pm - All Ages - Info / Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A00524BC3DC15B7  **NEW**

 Thurs. July 6 - Goldenvoice Presents: UB40 Legends (Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey), Matisyahu and Raging Fyah - The Greek Theatre - 2700 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles - 7:30pm - Tickets On Sale NOWhttp://bit.ly/2mpH6CP and Greek Theatre Box Office - Web: https://www.lagreektheatre.com/

 Fri. July 7 - Etana and her band - SOL Venue - 313 W. Carson St.  Carson - 8pm doors - $15 - 21 and over - Info: (310) 922-4005 - Web: www.marcusbentertainment.com

 Sat. July 8 - Steel Pulse, The Wailers and Fortunate Youth - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 5pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sun. July 9 - Steel Pulse, Common Kings and The Simpkin Project - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 5pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Mon. July 10 (Every Monday After) - Reggae @theport with Live Reggae Music and D Jay Exotic - Sevilla Nightclub - 140 Pine Ave.  Long Beach (Downtown) - 9pm to 2am - 21 and over - Presale $10 Online at http://socalexoticproductions.com / Door $15 - Info / Bookings: (424) 750-1840 / http://longbeach.sevillanightclub.com  **NEW**

 Thurs. July 13 - Marcia Griffiths, Jah9 - Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series - Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica - 7pm to 10pm - All Ages - FREE Admission - Web: http://twilightseries.org/

 Thurs. July 13 - Dirty Heads, SOJA- The Green and RDGLDGRN - Santa Barbara Bowl - 1122 N. Milpas St.  Santa Barbara - 6pm - Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com, Santa Barbara Bowl Box Office and by phone (800) 745-3000 - Web: http://www.SBBowl.com

 Fri. July 14 - Dirty Heads, SOJA- The Green and RDGLDGRN - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre) - 2050 Entertainment Circle  Chula Vista - 6:30pm - All Ages - Info / Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A0052573C8650F6 **NEW**

 Fri. July 21 - Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement  - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 4:30pm showtime - All Ages - TicketMaster (800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sat./Sun. July 22/23 – Label27 and The TCC Present: 8th Annual Reggae On The Mountain 2017 (Two Stages) - Sly & Robbie with Mykal Rose, Katchafire, Yellowman, Raging Fyah, Eljai, Alika with Quinto Sol, The Expanders, Ital Vibes, Landon McNamera, Blaze Mob, Ras Rebel, Prime Livity, Synrgy, Cornerstone, Soluzion, Pachamama, Irie Nature, Yesai and Likkle Reggae - DJs True Haze, Vex & Selecta 7 & Hosted by Junor Francis - Topanga Community Club - 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.  Topanga – 11am to 8pm - All Ages - Info / Tickets available NOW atwww.eventbrite.com/e/reggae-on-the-mountain-2017-tickets-29831674341 / www.ReggaeOnTheMountain.com

 Sun. July 23 - Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement - Santa Barbara Bowl - 1122 N. Milpas St.  Santa Barbara - 5pm - Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com, Santa Barbara Bowl Box Office and by phone (800) 745-3000 - Web: http://www.SBBowl.com

 Sun. July 23 - Marcus B Entertainment Inc. Presents: Caribbean Comedy Series Show and Dance featuring Jay Martin (Jamaica), Trevor Eastmond (Trinidad) plus more comics, DJ Gary B and DJ Nigel (Red Alert Sound)- Carson Civic Center - 801 E. Carson Street  Carson - 3pm Doors / 4pm showtime - $40 advance (no tickets sold at the door) - Tickets: (310) 922-4005 and LA Caribbean outlets / marcusbgt@earthlink.net / www.marcusbentertainment.com **NEW**

 Thurs. July 28 - Nederlander Presents: Maxi Priest - City National Grove of Anaheim - 2200 E. Katella Ave.  Anaheim - 8pm - Info / Tickets: (714) 712-2700 / http://http://www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com/events/detail/maxi-priest

 Sun. July 30 - Maxi Priest - The Belly-Up - 143 S. Cedros Ave.  Solana Beach - 8pm - 21 and over - (858) 481-8140 - Web: http://www.bellyup.com

 Thurs.-Sun. August 3-6 - 33rd Annual Reggae On The River with Slightly Stoopid, Sly & Robbie with Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt & Cherine Anderson, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Walshy Fire w/ Kabaka Pyramid, J Boog, Stick Figure, Lutan Fyah & The Riddem Rebels, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Ibibio Sound Machine, Dezarie, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill, Ken Boothe, Perfect Giddimani, Warrior King & The Rootz Warriors, Nkulee Dube, Nattali Rize, Winston “Flames” Jarrett, Marla Brown, Prestige, Keida, Ojo de Buey, Sensimilla Dub, Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement, Yogoman Burning Band, Tatanka, Mystic Roots Band, Irie Rockers, Altar Tones, and a very special showcase with Woven Roots featuring JahDan Blakkamoore, Messenjah Selah, Army, Winstrong, Luv Fyah & Travis Roots, Young Shanty plus more - French's Camp - Piercy (Humboldt County - N. California) - Camping Available - Tickets On Sale NOW - Info: http://www.reggaeontheriver.com/

 Fri. Aug. 4 - Jamaica Awareness Association of California (JAAC) Presents: Jamaica's 55th Independence Celebration with music by Marcus B and DJ Nigel (plus Jamaican food on sale). - Lido's - 1550 Rosecrans Ave.  Manhattan Beach - 9:30pm to 2am -  Tickets $20.00 - Info: Pam (818) 277-2254 or Marcia (951) 316-3053  **NEW**

 Sun. Aug. 6 - Adamari Jerk Food & Music Fest with Jerk Food Competition and Music Fest featuring: Barrington Levy, Elephant Man, Wailing Souls, Queen Ifrica, Ishawna, Yami Bolo, General Jah Mikey, Quinto Sol, Dinho Gong and more - Guasti Park - 800 Archibald Ave.  Ontario - Jerk Food Fest: 11am to 3pm (Free Admission) / Music Fest: 4pm to 10pm (GA & VIP Tickets On Sale) - All Ages - Tickets / Info: (310) 424-1276 / www.adamarifest.com

 Fri./Sat. Aug. 11/12 - Rebelution, Nahko and Medicine For The People and Hirie - Pacific Amphitheater - OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa - 100 Fair Drive  Costa Mesa - 6pm - All Ages - TicketMaster(800) 745-3000-  Web: http://www.pacamp.com

 Sun. Aug. 13 - 2nd Annual Caribbean Heritage Day Party with Vershon (Live from Jamaica), Steelie Bashment, DJ Fyness, DJ Courtesy and more - Lula Washington Dance Theatre - Company - 3773 Crenshaw Blvd.  Los Angeles - 2pm to 8pm - Free Admission - Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/100256840525333/

 Sat. Aug. 19 - Reggae Summersplash 2017 with The Abyssinians, The Itals, Sammy Dread, Marla Brown and more - Worldbeat Center  - 2100 Park Blvd.  San Diego (Balboa Park) -3pm doors - All Ages - Worldbeat Center Info Line: (619) 230-1190 - Info / Tickets: www.worldbeatcenter.org

 Thurs. Aug. 24 - Live Nation and KROQ Present: Sounds Of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog and The Movement - The Greek Theatre - 2700 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles - 6pm - Tickets On Sale NOW:  https://www.lagreektheatre.com/events/detail/slightly-stoopid and Greek Theatre Box Office - Info: https://www.lagreektheatre.com/

 Mon. Aug. 28 - Reggae @theport with Pato Banton (Live from the UK) and D Jay Exotic - Sevilla Nightclub - 140 Pine Ave.  Long Beach (Downtown) - 9pm to 2am - 18 and over - Presale $15 Online at http://socalexoticproductions.com/event/pato-banton-theport/?instance_id=525 / $20 Door - Info / Bookings: (424) 750-1840 / http://longbeach.sevillanightclub.com  **NEW**

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