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Aftershock Festival

Aftershock has been growing steadily each year both in size and popularity, since 2012. Held at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California, the downtown area belongs to the rockers from October 23 - 24. It began as a one-daymini-fest, but due an overwhelming public response had to be upgraded to a…
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How to Make a Stage Sizzla from Dawn to Dusk! Reggae on The River 2016 Revisted

Morning breaks on Saturday at “The River” to the sound of Bayonics. What could be better? This 8-piece San Francisco native band are a perfect start to the day. Beautifully coalescing Latin, Reggae and funk, they move the crowd, and get the crowd moving, with their passionate commitment to the…
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The Good Old Days of Dub and Roots: Reggae on The River 2016 Revisted

Greetings all! You may remember my recent featured article on Lauren Ignited as part of the series “Not to be Missed Festivals on the West Coast.” The first part was a preview of the famous, four-day extravaganza held in Humboldt County, “Reggae on The River.” Well, Ignited Family, it’s time…
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6 Must-Attend Music Festivals on the West Coast, Part Six

SnowGlobe Lake Tahoe: a tranquil, glassy and vast body of cool blue water surrounded by skiable mountains and cozy cabins. Buzzing during the holidays and well into Spring with snowboarders, skiers, and nature-loving visitors, it is one of California’s most beautiful spots on the map. Since 2011, from December 29th leading…
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6 Must-Attend Music Festivals on the West Coast, Part Five

Monterey Jazz Festival In October 1958 San Francisco Jazz radio host Jimmy Lyons realized his dream and successfully debuted the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, California. Gracing the stage with their presence for its premier were, the now Iconic Billy Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and a 38yr old Jazz…
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6 Must-Attend Music Festivals on the West Coast, Part Four

Pick Four: Ohana Festival & Luau On August 27th & 28th the Ohana music festival will make its debut at Doheny State Beach near Dana Point California. A portion of the proceeds from this new-born gem will be donated to The San Onofre Parks Foundation. This non-profit organization works to…
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