California-based artist J Boog and Hawaiian-based group The Green join forces at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, July 30, for their first Las Vegas show of the year. Known for their immersive mix of reggae, rock, and hip-hop music, the co-headliners will bring a night filled with upbeat sounds and good vibes to the heart of downtown.
The second lineup announcement has been revealed for ARISE Music Festival, Colorado's leading camping and music festival. Plus, brand-new features and upgrades are set to welcome attendees to the festival for its inaugural year at The Cradle in Boone, Colorado, which is scheduled to occur on May 27 – 30, 2022.
Cali Roots is excited to add The Green to the welcome back to Monterey concert line-up taking place August 28th. This is the first event from the organizers set to take place at the iconic venue Monterey County fair and Event center since California’s re-opening announcement. The concert is a celebration of both the festival and bringing live music back to the fairgrounds, the festival’s home since the inception of the event over 11 years ago.
Cali Roots is excited to kick off a series of shows leading up to the 2022 California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Included in the series is Cali Roots Sessions: San Francisco slated for October 23-24. Set to take place at The Midway, located in the Dogpatch district of San Francisco, this event includes performances from legendary reggae artists Stephen Marley, J Boog, The Green, FIJI, Anthony B, Yellowman, Don Carlos and more!
Since their formation, The Green has been a vocal supporter of Hawaiian rights and a model of what it means to be a young, modern Hawaiian. Songs like “Never,” “That’s The Way,” and “Even Before,” among many others, have become rallying cries for Hawaiian youths. Their new single “My Hawai'i,” released December 20 (Easy Star Records), is a new anthem for the Hawaiian nation, featuring guest appearances by fellow multiple-time winners of Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Sean Na'auao, Kaumakaiwa, and Kumu Hina.
Cali Roots Veterans Pepper has been known to call the California Roots Music & Arts Festival the “Super Bowl” of the genre, and over the last decade, it has proven time and time again that it represents the apex of what reggae can be in America. It has passed every festival that inspired it inspired it by countless lengths in virtually every way.
In early November 2018, The Green supported their old friend Bruno Mars for two shows at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The members of the Green were blown away when the sold out stadium sang along to their hits. But it was a little seen video of the band warming up backstage for those shows that really demonstrates the direction The Green is headed with their latest release, Black & White, out now via longtime label partner Easy Star Records.
The last day of a festival is always bittersweet, but fans came to the fairgrounds early to take in as much of Cali Roots as they could. Day three began as festival goers trickled in just as New Kingston wrapped up their sound check. Walking through the gates of the fairgrounds with this live music already playing earlier than usual proved an uplifting and exciting experience to the festival. Starting the day with New Kingston set a positive tone for the rest of the day.
Australian native, New Zealand-bred soulful reggae star Sammy Johnson will bring his silky reggae soul music back to the United States this winter as special guest in support of the Green’s Marching Orders Tour. Sammy Johnson collides his Polynesian roots with his love for modern jazz and R&B artists like D’Angelo, Amy Winehouse, and Lauryn Hill, which results in a passionate musical hybrid that is undeniably soothing. He will be on tour alongside Hawaiian-based reggae band The Green.