Holo Holo Music Festival
Powerhouse independent festival producers, Good Vibez Presents and Reggae Rise Up
are joining forces to bring the Holo Holo Music Festival to Las Vegas, Nevada May 6-7, 2023. For these two days in
May, Vegas, colloquially known as the ninth island of Hawaii, will transform into an oasis of island vibes.
On Saturday, Holo Holo Vegas will feature Kolohe Kai, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Kapena, Anuhea, Ka’ikena Scanlan, and
a special comedy set by Tumua. And on Sunday, J Boog, Steel Pulse, Sammy Johnson, Ekolu, Paula Fuga, Fia, Eli-Mac.
Hosted by Western Conference and Big Body Cisco and DJ sets by Westafa.
“‘Holo Holo’ means ‘to travel, to sail, to move,” says O‘ahu-born Good Vibez co-owner, Dan Sheehan. This familiar
expression is most often heard between friends as in ‘let’s holo holo up country’, Sheehan says, when detailing the
festival’s origin. The inaugural Holo Holo Music Festival took place in Northern California in 2022, but “this event desires
movement, so carrying Holo Holo to Vegas next year is a natural progression for its fluidity.” For Sheehan, curating this
lineup is more than just something on his to-do list. “Growing up in Ewa Beach, O’ahu, island music and reggae were the
soundtracks to my childhood. These styles of music — the heartbeat of the islands — is the backbone of my work as a
festival producer and venue owner. A big part of Good Vibez Presents is discovery, and I’m honored to be able to
showcase and celebrate these bands at Holo Holo.”
May 6-7, 2023
Reggae Rise Up Maryland Festival
The latest addition to a rapidly growing list of festival properties, Reggae Rise Up Maryland takes place at the Baltimore Peninsula, an emerging cultural hub.
For their inaugural festival in “The City of Firsts”, Reggae Rise Up kicked things off to a strong start as they continued the tradition of coalescing the brightest lights in Reggae for a three-day event that has undoubtedly become another pilgrimage for dedicated fans of the genre all over the world.
Nestled in one of the nation’s oldest Atlantic ports on the north end of Chesapeake Bay, Reggae Rise Up Maryland provides fans easy access to all the action and amenities of downtown Baltimore while being only an hour’s drive from Washington D.C.
June 23-25, 2023
Reggae Rise Up Vegas Festival
As one of the most prominent Reggae festival brands in the country and a leader in large-scale event production, Reggae Rise Up creates dynamic entertainment experiences that leverage the power of music to foster connection and community, and lift one another up!
Reggae Rise Up is known for delivering world-class production and consistently providing fans with truly memorable experiences that will last a lifetime! Their events are characterized by amazing people, positive vibes, and, of course, the biggest and best names in reggae music around!
Reggae Rise Up Vegas Festival will return to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, placing attendees at the center of the action of Sin City while providing fans an abundance of options in accommodations, restaurants, and off-site activities to choose from. Reggae Rise Up is ready to deliver one of the most impressive festival experiences Las Vegas has ever seen!
October 6th-8th, 2023
Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival
Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival is undeniably one of the largest and most-recognized Reggae festivals in the country. Hosted annually at Vinoy Park in the heart of St. Petersburg, FL the location of Reggae Rise Up Florida offers the perfect balance of laid-back coastal culture and downtown excitement!
Featuring multiple stages, world-class production, interactive activities and large-scale art installations, over one-hundred different craft and food vendors, dozens of beverage stations, ample space to layout and relax, and, of course, the biggest and best names in reggae music, Reggae Rise Up Florida continues to set the standard year after year, bringing together over 15,000 fans per day!
As one of America’s fastest-growing cities, and arguably the strongest reggae market in the country, the City of St. Petersburg provides our cherished reggae community an abundance of options in accommodations, restaurants, and off-site activities – making it an ideal setting for a weekend-long celebration of amazing people, positive vibes and incredible music!
March 14-17, 2024
Reggae Rise Up Utah Festival
Unarguably one of Utah’s most anticipated annual events, Reggae Rise Up Utah is the longest-running of the Reggae Rise Up festival properties and also the geographic origin of the brand’s humble beginnings over ten years ago.
Renowned for its natural beauty and famous for its many national parks, Utah is the perfect destination for a weekend-long music and camping festival! Nestled within the Wasatch mountain range, RRU Utah offers attendees a secluded and naturally beautiful setting to enjoy performances from the biggest names in reggae just a short drive from either Salt Lake or Park City – one of the fastest-growing markets in the nation.
Distinguished by a proud local community of supporters and flavored by the outdoor mountain culture of the area, Reggae Rise Up Utah possesses an innately intimate vibe regardless of the crowd size and evokes the adventurous spirit within each of us!
Gasparilla Music Festival
The Gasparilla Music Foundation is a Florida 501(c)-3 non-profit corporation that organizes an annual music festival in Downtown Tampa and supports music education through its Recycled Tunes program.
The festival features musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants. As part of its mission to support and promote music and education, the organization is involved throughout the year in several initiatives including providing scholarships and instruments to music students.
The Gasparilla Music Foundation was founded in 2011 with financial support from several Tampa Bay area-based businesses and the organization’s founding members, The Ring of Fire.
2024 Dates TBA