With events all over the place it is sometimes hard to pick which events to attend. For The Pier, we tend to choose events that are a bit top-heavy with the booking of reggae-rock bands. The Pier will be at many events this summer, but for the month of June we recommend checking out these three festivals.
Throughout May we were fortunate to hit several of the biggest events hosting reggae music. Orlando’s Reggae On The Block, and Monterey’s California Roots were two notable events truly showcasing the growth of the scene.
This year has once again shown an expansion of the festival scene around the country, with new festivals popping up all over. The Pier is no stranger to any live music event, and this summer we will once again be hitting some of the biggest and best festivals in the US. Now, The Pier predominately favors Reggae-Rock music, and in the recent past more bands from the genre have been infiltrating an array of festivals bills, and more and more events are developing with a dedication to the genre.
As the summer continues, fans of reggae-rock will not want to miss their favorite bands play these upcoming events.
June 2015 Music Festivals
Event: Wakarusa Music Festival
Date: June 4th – 7th
Location: Mulberry Mountain
City: Ozark, Arkansas
Set to kick off the month of June, this annual rite of passage for so many modern festival goers is lining up to be one of the most notable parties of the year. Once again featuring an impressive and lengthy list of talent, The Pier could not be more amp’d to get back atop the majestic Mulberry Mountain. An event that fuses many walks of life, the Wakarusa Music Festival best describes themselves as a
grassroots festival nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas where the beauty of nature synchronizes with the euphoric sounds of live music.
Happening from June 4th – 7th, this marks their 7th consecutive year at the majestic Mountain venue in picturesque Northwest Arkansas. Based on a site just north of the city of Ozark, Arkansas, the event has blossomed to a four-day event hosting almost 25,000 fans of music art and so many other great activities. Featuring electrifying Main Stage performances, the 2015 edition of this festival will also keep the music playing with shows spread across the grounds on 5 other stages. Graced by over one hundred world-class artists,Wakarusa continues to stir the musical interests of folks from all 50 states and beyond. The weekend is filled not only with music by some of today’s top touring artists, but also with some of the best acts from several popular genres of music, including Electronic, Jam, and a HUGE selection of some of the most beloved Reggae-Rock acts playing today.
Read more about the event by clicking HERE!
Event: Reggae in the Hills
Date: June 12th – 14th
Location: Calaveras County Fairgrounds
City: Angels Camp, California
Back for its 4th year, the 3 Day and 3 Night Reggae Music Festival known as Reggae In The Hills returns to the beautiful hills of Northern California. Happening June 12th-14th west coast fans won’t want to miss a great weekend full of camping, art, great people, crafty vendors and an amazing venue.
Located in Angels Camp, California at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds this year’s Alien-themed is set to rock. A festival with a grassroots mindset who strives to make their events affordable but over the top at the same time. You can expect hugs from strangers, diverse culture, and always a cutting-edge stage design in addition to free parking.
Ready to present their mother-ship reggae music festival in the beautiful foothills of California the event features a beautiful line-up including over 25 artists.
Check out the day-by-day and read more about the event by clicking HERE!
Event: Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Date: June 19th – 21st
Location: Mendocino County Fairgrounds
City: Boonville, California
The 22nd annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is right around the corner. This year the annual world peace and summer solstice gathering returns with another amazing line-up to fuel a weekend of camping and fun. Held at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California, this event brings together musicians, and fans from around the world for a three day festival. Artists are set to perform on two stages, while dance & drum troupes perform on a third in the International Arts, Crafts and Food Bazaar. The event even boasts children’s activities held in the Kids Zone and an early morning yoga and a late night dancehall session to make for several very full days and nights of action!
This year’s lineup has something for everyone with groups from the original era of reggae music that SNWMF is noted for hosting over the years, to Polynesian-Jawaiian styles to the West Coast style that has progressively evolved. World music is also heavily represented this year from hybrid African-rock to traditional Latin Cumbia. What distinguishes this event from all of the other reggae festivals is the amount of traditional artists from the pre-reggae Rocksteady and ska eras.
Read more about the event by clicking HERE!
Article By: Aaron Solomon