9. Jazz Reggae Festival (Los Angeles; May 27-28)
Highly affordable (you can get tickets for both days for just $50) with a taut roster of just six acts a day this year, UCLA’s Jazz Reggae Fest is one of the more manageable festivals on the summer calendar. Headlining “Jam Day” (May 27) is none other than The Roots, along with Okayplayer favorites Booker T., and Gary Clark, Jr. and Thundercat. Reggae Day follows on the 29th with some of our own LargeUp favorites: Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Collie Buddz, Alison Hinds.