This year’s Governors Ball featured some great acts and amidst the torrential downpour on Friday, droves of dedicated fans came out to support their favorite musicians. The entire festival grounds were covered in mud but fans stayed on course, trooping from one stage after another to catch a glimpse of what they came for. And they were not disappointed. Day 1 was unfortunately cut short due to safety conditions but the musicians showed their appreciation for the fans throughout the entire festival. Check the jump to see photos of some of the acts from this year’s Governors Ball and you can see the rest on URB’s Facebook page.
UCLA’s JazzReggae Festival, the largest student run music festival in the United States, hits this coming Memorial Day Weekend in Los Angeles. The 2 day event features The Roots, Booker T. Jones, Thundercat, Gary Clark Jr., and more on Jam Day and Collie Buddz, Shaggy, and others on Reggae Day.
In support of the upcoming festivities, check out this great video of last year’s performance from the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble featuring Pharoahe Monch, performing his song “Shine” alongside an All-Star cast of musicians including Meshell Ndegeocello on bass. This video gives fans a taste of what this year’s festival will be like, featuring legendary artists alongside a beautiful environment provided by the UCLA campus.
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The 26th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA announces a lineup change for Jam Day, May 27th, as headliner Bobby Womack has canceled his performance due to health issues. Replacing Bobby Womack, we are proud to announce the addition of the illustrious soul man and musical genius, Booker T. Jones, as the new sub-headliner for this year’s Jam Day.
As one of the legends of R&B and soul music, Booker T. Jones embodies the true essence of the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA. Entering the professional music scene at the age of sixteen, Jones was later called a radical for stalling his early fame to attend college in Indiana, but it was this devoted study of music and enthusiasm to perfect his craft that has made him a more profound listener and prolific …