Wednesday Dec 13
The Pier Weekend Show Locator!

Labor Day might be the sign of summer coming to a halt, but The Pier Weekend Show Locator is ready to rock with another edition of your #1 live show listing, featuring bands who find their influence from reggae! Check out the Show Locator to enhance your weekend with some live music!

Shoreline Jam is back for the 4th Annual Event in Long Beach, California. Held at the Queen Mary Events Park next to the historic Queen Mary Ship herself, reggae-rock will keep the LBC jammin’ all weekend long! This is the first year that Shoreline Jam will be a two-day event with a great line up to fill it! Dirty Heads, Pepper, Collie Buddz, J BOOG, The Grouch & Eligh, Stick Figure, Seedless, and plenty more are gracing the stage with their musical styles. The variety of talent amongst these artists, plus the relationships they have with each other, means two things: good energy and potential collaborations! New music will be present as plenty of the artists have new tunes ready to go and of course, all of our favorite hits. Shoreline Jam is a must for this Labor Day Weekend!

Out of Los Angeles, California, five-man band Arise Roots has gigs in line all weekend long! Starting the weekend out in Los Angeles at Echoplex, Arise Roots is performing with awesome reggae talent from England, Pato Banton. Saturday, the band will be heading down to Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach to light up the stage with some more great headliners, Collie Buddz and Ethan Tucker. Concluding the weekend, the guys will be at the Mammoth Reggae Festival at Mammoth Lakes. They will be on stage with 80 Proof, Black Salt Tone, Just Chill, and Pato Banton once more. Arise Roots is ending this month with a bang and that is considering they started it out with an album release back on August 5th.

Plenty of people find Las Vegas to be the destination for three days weekends. What if we told you there are reggae-rock bands to catch this weekend while you are there? Matisyahu and Ozomatli will be at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Friday and Fiji and HaleAmanO will be at the same location on Saturday. Although both nights will be totally different types of reggae, all four bands have so much talent to offer. Matisyahu with his reggae-hip/hop-rock attitude and his latest album Akeda will be a great match to Ozomatli’s Latin-funk-hip/hop. Fiji with his reggae-hip/hop-island-R&B style will blend well to local band HaleAmanO’s reggae-rock-R&B performance abilities. So if the slots got you down, let the music lift those spirits!

Remember to come by here every single Friday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist & view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!

Friday, August 29th

Slightly Stoopid
@ Madison Theater. Covington, KY

SOJA w/Michael Franti & Spearhead, Murs
@ Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Kahului, HI

@ Colgate University. Hamilton, NY

Pacific Dub
@ University of the Pacific. Stockton, CA

Fortunate Youth w/Ease Up, The Steppas, Black Bottom Lighters, Puck Xou
@ Club Red. Tempe, AZ

Mystic Roots w/Freakbeatz, Rosebud
@ La Salle’s. Chico, CA

Fayuca w/Bumpin Uglies
@ Radiant. Nutley, NJ

Dumpstaphunk w/Andrew Gromiller and the Organically Grown
@ Big Sky Resort. Big Sky, MT (Big Moon Rising Music Festival)

Fiction 20 Down
@ Bankshots. Newark, DE

Groundation w/J BOOG
@ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA

@ The Spot. Providence, RI

Matisyahu w/Ozomatli
@ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, NV

Inna Vision
@ Neck of the Woods. San Francisco, CA

Ziggy Marley w/Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
@ Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Aspen, CO

Nahko and Medicine for the People
@ Floyd, VA (Floyd Yoga Jam)

Los Rakas
@ Studio 8. San Jose, CA

IrieFuse w/Wailingsouls
@ Rio Ramaza Marina. Sacramento, CA (6th Annual One Love One Heart Reggae Festival)

Sun-Dried Vibes
@ Riverside Cafe. Saint Marks, FL

Arise Roots w/Pato Banton
@ Echoplex. Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, August 30th

Slightly Stoopid w/Brett Wilson (of Roots of Creation)
@ Newport Music Hall. Columbus, OH

SOJA w/Michael Franti & Spearhead, Murs
@ Waikiki Shell. Honolulu, HI

Dirty Heads w/The Grouch & Eligh, Stick Figure, The Aggrolites, C Money and The Players, The Originalites, Krooked Treez, Brewfish
@ Queen Mary Events Park. Long Beach, CA (Shoreline Jam)

Collie Buddz w/Ethan Tucker, Arise Roots
@ Saint Rocke. Hermosa Beach, CA

Sublime With Rome w/Capital Cities, Metric, Wolfgang Gartner, A Tribe Called Red, ZZ Ward
@ L.A. Grand Park. Los Angeles, CA (Made in America Festival)

Tribal Seeds w/New Kingston, The Expanders
@ The Rock. Tucson, AZ

Ballyhoo! w/Bumpin Uglies, Fayuca
@ The Nauti Goose. North East, MD

Pacific Dub
@ 710 Beach Club. San Diego, CA

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
@ Martin’s Downtown. Roanoke, VA

Nahko & Medicine for the People w/Former Champions
@ Spirithaven Farm. Stuart, VA (Front Porch Fest)

The Holdup w/Young Science, Group Home Music
@ SLO Brew. San Luis Obispo, CA

@ The District Lounge. Orange, CA

Fortunate Youth w/Ease Up, The Steppas
@ Silverton Casino. Las Vegas, NV

Common Sense w/Arden Park Roots, Jet West, P-Nuckle, The Stircrazies
@ Village at Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mammoth Reggae Festival)

The Simpkin Project w/Groundation
@ The Observatory. Santa Ana, CA

Dumpstaphunk w/Dwane Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
@ Albany County Fairgrounds. Laramie, WY (Snowy Range Festival)

Fiction 20 Down
@ Irish Eyes. Lewes, DE

Groundation w/Pure Roots
@ The Observatory. Santa Ana, CA

J BOOG w/Hot Rain
@ Pozo Saloon. Santa Margarita, CA

HaleAmanO w/Fiji
@ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, NV

@ The Press Room. Portsmouth, NH

Matisyahu w/Ozomatli
@ Fox Performing Arts Center. Riverside, CA

Inna Vision
@ Pine Street Bar & Grill. Livermore, CA

@ Flynn’s Fire Island. Ocean Beach, NY

Sun-Dried Vibes
@ Riverside Cafe. Saint Marks, FL

Sunday, August 31st

Pepper w/Collie Buddz, J BOOG, Seedless, The Expanders, Ethan Tucker, The Simpkin Project
@ Queen Mary Events Park. Long Beach, CA (Shoreline Jam)

Tribal Seeds w/Mike Love
@ Harrah’s Resort. Valley Center, CA

Ballyhoo! w/Bumpin Uglies, Fayuca
@ Flying W Airport Resort. Medford, NJ

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/Hotel DeVille
@ Spirithaven Farm. Stuart, VA (Front Porch Fest)

Pato Banton w/80 Proof, Arise Roots, Black Salt Tone, Just Chill
@ Village at Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mammoth Reggae Festival)

Dave Matthews Band w/Dumpstaphunk, Moon Taxi
@ Gorge Amphitheatre. Quincy, WA

Groundation w/Pure Roots
@ SLO Brew. San Luis Obispo, CA

@ The Stone Pony. Asbury Park, NJ

Matisyahu w/Ozomatli, Beats Antique
@ Vina Robles Amphitheatre. Paso Robles, CA

Inna Vision
@ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA

Ziggy Marley
@ Del Mar Race Track. Del Mar, CA

@ E Cig 101. Rohnert Park, CA

Sun-Dried Vibes
@ Riverside Cafe. Saint Marks, FL

-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email to before Wednesday of each week to make our weekly Friday publish!

Show Locator & Article By: Alyssa Torres

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