Archive for Concerts

Louie Culture Canceled, Romain Virgo will perform

Louie Culture’s show tonight at the Belly Up Tavern canceled, but Romain Virgo will still perform.

According to the Jamaica Star Online, Louie Culture was shot once in the arm while visiting a tire shop in Priestman’s River, Portland parish. Anthony Taylor, the tire shop owner, was also injured in the thigh by a bullet.

Louie Culture was jailed March 21 and released on March 28, after police interrogated him about a his car being used in a shooting in Hartford.

According to the report, the police stated that the Port Antonio incident is a retaliation from the Priestman’s River bridge incident.

Romain Virgo will headline the show in Louie Culture’s absence and DJ Megga (Culture Blend Sound) and DJ Carlos Culture will spin the early tunes.

Virgo is VP Records’ chart-climbing artist and will perform his smash hit, “Mi Caan Sleep,” on the “Feel Good” riddim.

Louie Culture’s show will be rescheduled for the end of April.

Admission has been reduced to $10.

Check back tomorrow for the full review.

Mz. Jackson


Junior “One Blood” Reid with sons Andrew and Wada Blood

Junior "One Blood" Reid Friday, March 19, Belly Up Tavern

Junior Reid will perform at the Belly Up Tavern with his dancehall dee-jay sons, Andrew and Wada Blood, opening for him.

Becoming a local favorite, Reid, has produced hits, including “One Blood,” “Boom Shacka Lacka” and “I’m Free.”

Andrew and Wada Blood have appeared on the dancehall reggae charts with their massive hit, “Hustle ‘Til the Day I Die” and have produced popular riddims for artists. The “World Quake Riddim” has featured artists, including Elephant Man, Gyptian and Munga.

Stranger will open the show.

9 pm Friday, March 19, tickets are $23 advance/$25 day of show.

Mz. Jackson

Reggae legend Mykal Rose comes to San Diego

Lead singer of Black Uhuru will perform inside the Belly Up Tavern as a part of Club Kingston Hot Mondays.

Eloquently performing hits, including “Shine Eye Girl” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” Rose has become a successful solo reggae artist, continuing to draw large concert crowds.

Rose last performed in San Diego at the Tribute to the Reggae Legends concert in February 2009.

Dj Carlos Culture will spin the early tunes.

9 pm Monday, April 12, $23 advance/$25 day of show. Tickets on sale now.

Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser will perform at the Belly Up

Tarrus Riley's first San Diego performance will happen inside the Belly Up Tavern.

Touring behind songs “Love’s Contagious” and the mega hit, “She’s Royal,” Omar “Tarrus” Riley, will make a stop in San Diego at the Belly Up Tavern.

Last year, the Belly Up Tavern offered an impressive, diverse selection of reggae shows.

Artists such as the Aggrolites, Yellowman, Warrior King and Buju Banton have treated local reggae fans to memorable shows, check out the line-up so far.

A local favorite, Stranger and upcoming artist, Sherieta Lewis will open the show and DJ Carlos Culture will spin the early tunes.

9 pm (doors at 8 pm), Tuesday, February 23. Tickets are $18 advance/$20 day of show. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, (858) 481-8771.

Review to follow show.

Three O’Clock Fridays: Reggae Concerts

The annual summer concert season returns with yet another strong reggae concert lineup including, Steel Pulse and The Wailers.

The reggae concerts draw the biggest crowds at the track offering incredibly low-priced entry-fee – track admission cost $3-$6.

The annual Bob Marley Roots, Rock and Reggae Festival, usually ending the horse racing season at the Del Mar Race Track, will have a surprise artist that hasn’t been announced.

Check out the complete schedule line up below, but please note, it contains only the reggae concerts.

Del Mar Race Track Summer Concert Series

Three O’clock Fridays

All Friday concerts begin after the last race of the day, usually by 7 p.m.

The Wailers
July 31, 2009

Common Sense
Aug. 14, 2009


Saturday infield concerts also begin after the last race of the day, usually around 6 p.m. Races begin at 2.

Steel Pulse
Aug. 22, 2009

Bob Marley Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival
Sept. 6, 2009

For more information, visit

Mz. Jackson

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