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02/17
Easy Star All-Stars, Jo Mersa Marley Headline Island Roots Festival

Camping, food trucks, hula, plenty of beverages to quench your thirst and an epic lineup of live music – what’s not to love? Expect this and more at the Island Roots & Culture Festival to be held in San Antonio, TX from September 29 – October 1 at the Roszell Gardens Wedding and Events Center! The festival is stacked with a pretty legit lineup including Easy Star All-Stars, Jo Mersa Marley, Sammy J, Anuhea, 77 Jefferson, Iya Terra and more!

Island Roots & Culture Festival has been a work in progress for nearly four years. The two-day camping festival held in San Antonio will feature two stages and is sponsored by Episode Phive and Texas Wildfire. Music will start early and go late each night, and for those looking to keep the party going, after parties will be held each night by various DJ’s including The Widdler, Phamstar, Brukout! and Smoke Sesh crew.

The full lineup for Reggae Rise Up 2017 (FL) will include:
Easy Star All-StarsIsland-Roots-Banner
Jo Mersa Marley
Sammy J
Anuhea
Tenelle
Ashes of Babylon
Inna Vision
Grimy Styles
77 Jefferson
Soulfiya
Iya Terra
Niu Roots
Free’ Dem Sesh
Skanks Roots Project
Condition 5
The Philosophers
Audic Empire
Kana Kiehm
Saltwater Slide
DJ Styff
DJ Proper English
Junior Vibes
Urban Mello
McPulish
DJ Mystery
DJ Dro
Vaughn Allstar



The rain or shine event has stated that the premise behind the event was originally centered around Pacific Island Reggae. And while this can certainly be expected at the festival, the lineup has expanded substantially to also pay homage to Island Reggae in general. The lineup above will feature artists from all over the world, with several from Jamaica, New Zealand and Hawaii. It was also stated that “unity was the main idea when Island Roots & Culture Festival was conceived, and that it was born out of love and respect for culture and music.”

Tickets are available via the website below, along with a comprehensive FAQ to address any questions attendees would have. Another super cool part about this festival is that a promo code has recently been added specially for active duty and retired military. When purchasing tickets, the code will grant 10% off for those who are eligible! This festival promises to be an awesome time, and it’s still possible that more names get added to the bill in the coming weeks. You won’t want to miss this one!


Related Links:
Island Roots & Culture Festival Website
Island Roots & Culture Festival Facebook
Island Roots & Culture Festival Twitter


Article By: Brian Glaser


Listen: Easy Star All-Stars – “Any Colour You Like”

Watch: Jo Mersa Marley – “Rock and Swing (official video)”

Watch: Sammy J – “Don’t Say Goodbye”

Watch: Anuhea – “Higher Than The Clouds (official video)”





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