Sep
15
to Sep 16

Roots Records 20th Anniversary Party!

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Roots Records has been the hub of the Columbus reggae scene for the past 20 years offering a full selection of music and merch for sale, and bringing in the best reggae/world music artists for concerts. The shop first opened it's doors on September 15th 1997.

 

It's the 20th anniversary of Roots Records and we're celebrating with a reggae night @ King Avenue 5 on Friday September 15th.

Featuring bands...
Bob Ras
The Quasi Kings

and selectors...
Fundamental Sound

 

The bands Bob Ras and The Quasi Kings each will play a long set, and selectors Fundamental Sound will be spinning classics as well. Show starts at 8pm and will go till 1am. Cover is $7.

 

With thanks to support from Terrapin Beer Co.

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Sep
15
to Oct 1

ROOTS RECORDS 20th ANNIVERSARY SALE!

Hey y'all.... We @ Roots are gonna be moving soon...to on-line only..! We will still be present in the community w/ our Roots Live concerts/events & on occasion pop ups & sales etc...

We will be @ our brick & mortar location till the end of this month w/ our 20th anniversary sale continuing w/ 20% off all used records/CD's/Hats/Tee Shirts...

Your support over the years of our eclectic tastes in music from around the globe is very much appreciated..... Thank you for an amazing 20 years and many more to come! Without you there'd be no us. One Love!

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YOUSSOU N'DOUR 'Live In Concert'
Aug
13
to Aug 14

YOUSSOU N'DOUR 'Live In Concert'

YOUSSOU N'DOUR 'Live In Concert' Sunday August 13th 2017
Express LIVE (formerlly LC Pavillion)
w/special guests: Thiossane Dance Ins
All Ages Doors open 7 pm
tickets $55 in advance w/out TM fees @ these

Youssou N'Dour ticket outlets :

COLUMBUS, OH :
ROOTS RECORD SHOP 614-294-7611
MADINA WORLD MARKET 614-322-0076
AFRICA SUPERMARKET 614-237-7988
DABAKH RESTAURANT 614-473-9105
AFRIQUE FOOD WAREHOUSE 614-447-9001
CHEZ RAMA RESTAURANT 614-237-9315

CINCINNATI :
TERANGA MARKET 513-821-5080
EVERYBODY'S RECORDS 513-531-4500
TEDDUNGAL FUTA 513-761-1850

DAYTON :
FEFE'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING 937-276-3333

CLEVELAND :
KABA'S AFRICAN MARKET 216-751-9112

LOUISVILLE, KY :
DAROU SALAM 502-671-8382

INDIANAPOLIS, IN :
JIALLO'S AFRICAN CARIBBEAN CUISINE 317-870-3230
SALLY PROF. AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING 317-701-5995

DETROIT, MI :
MANGA 734-548-1418
ISA AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING 313-903-4806

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CULTURE FEAT. KENYATTA HILL 'Live in Concert'
Aug
11
to Aug 12

CULTURE FEAT. KENYATTA HILL 'Live in Concert'

WCBE 90.5 FM & Roots Records present :
Culture Featuring Kenyatta Hill, with special guests Bob Ras ..... returning to Columbus OH in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the landmark record 'Two Sevens Clash' 
Friday August 11th 2017 @ the Alrosa Villa
5055 Sinclair Rd. Cols. OH 43229
ROOTS LOW DOUGH SHOW !!! tix only $15 in advance
tickets available at Roots Records Shop 1357 N. High St. 614-294-7611

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SALIF KIETA live in concert April 15th, 2017!
Apr
15
to Apr 16

SALIF KIETA live in concert April 15th, 2017!

ROOTS RECORDS & AFRICA ROOTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

Africa's golden voice - 

SALIF KEITA LIVE! IN CONCERT SATURDAY APRIL 15TH, 2017 in COLUMBUS, OHIO @ the 

ALROSA VILLA 5055 SINCLAIR RD COLUMBUS, OH 43229

A few of our local artists will be opening for Salif Keita and there will be small businesses and food vendors to enjoy.

Get your advanced tickets now! At Roots Records or any locations listed in the photo here!

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THIRD WORLD live in concert 12/9/16
Dec
9
to Dec 10

THIRD WORLD live in concert 12/9/16

Reggae greats THIRD WORLD w/special guests The Turkish Royals & DJ music from Roots High Power & Fundamental Sounds + Kinky P ( from Chicago ) & more TBA
   Friday December 9th 2016 @ The Alrosa Villa 5055 Sinclair Rd. Columbus OH 43229
tickets only $20 in advance & $25 @ the door, doors open @ 9 pm tickets @ Roots Records Shop 1357 N. High St. Columbus OH

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ROOTS LABOR DAY REGGAE FEST ...JESSE ROYAL & His Band Live!
Sep
3
12:01am12:01am

ROOTS LABOR DAY REGGAE FEST ...JESSE ROYAL & His Band Live!

ROOTS LABOR DAY REGGAE FEST :
roots record shop presents...JESSE ROYAL & his band,
one of the best young modern Roots Reggae Artists on the planet,do your research & see for your self....
Saturday September 3rd 2016 @ the Alrosa Villa, Columbus Ohio...
w/special guests THE FLEX CREW, Ruff Diamond Sound
Roots High Power Sound System & Dub set from DR. X
tickets only $17 in advance, $20 @ the door,
tickets & info Roots Records Shop 614-294-7611
in Columbus: MS Ena's Jamica Restaurant,Island Vibes,Ken's Barber Shop,Irie Jamerican on Sullivant & Madina's World Market....& Africa Supermarket,3639 Livingston Ave.
in Dayton GemCity Copy Print and Design
Cincinnat : Everybodys Records & Heartical Natural Foods and Culture Shop

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Record Store Day!
Apr
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Record Store Day!

It's Record Store Day! We will have exclusive RSD releases, 20% off used vinyl and free beer! 
We will also have J. Rawls Essence Of (15th Anniversary Redux) copies available!
Here's a list of the RSD releases.
http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
DJ Sets
12-1 J Rawls
1-2 Jed James
2-4 JahKillin & Jenny Arcade tag
4-6 Noelsferatu
6-? Kevin Failure

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BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 2016!
Feb
13
to Feb 14

BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 2016!

Roots Records shop annual Bob Marley celebration 2016 starring...roots reggae legends ISRAEL VIBRATION & the Roots Radics band,w/special guests: Bob Ras,& dj music from Fundamental Sound & Roots High Power Sound System,doors open/music starts@ 9pm,tickets @Roots Records,Ms. Ena's,Island Vibes,Irie Jamerican,Ken Biney's Barber shop,Medinas African Market & more...$25 in advance...
ISRAEL VIBRATION new CD "Play It Real" in stock & on sale @ Roots Records!

Follow Link to Facebook Event Page, Click Here!

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CAPLETON LIVE! @ Alrosa Villa November 28th 2015
Nov
28
to Nov 29

CAPLETON LIVE! @ Alrosa Villa November 28th 2015

CAPLETON returns to Columbus Ohio 11/28/15
w/special guests : Fflurious
& DJ music from Roots High Power Sound & Special Guests TBA

Tickets available now at Roots Records store 1357 N High Street 43201 (614) 294-7611 $25 in advance, $30 at the door

 

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YOUSSOU N'DOUR -  LIVE in Concert 11/15/15
Nov
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

YOUSSOU N'DOUR - LIVE in Concert 11/15/15

Roots Records, Jarama Ent. & WCBE fm present...
Youssou N'Dour & his band Super Etoile... w/ special guests... Thiossane West African Dance Co.
Sunday November 15th 2015 @ The LC Pavilion...
doors open @ 7pm tickets $55 in advance
for VIP ticket info call Jarama Ent. @ 860-857-5040
regular ticket outlets with NO ticketmaster service fees !!! -
COLUMBUS : ROOTS RECORD SHOP 614-294-7611
MADINA WORLD MARKET 614-322-0076
AFRICA SUPERMARKET 614-237-7988
DABAKH RESTAURANT 614-473-9105

CINCINNATI : TERANGA MARKET 513-821-5080
EVERYBODY'S RECORDS 513-531-4500

CLEVELAND : KABAS MARKET 216-751-9112

DAYTON
FE FE'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING 937-276-3333

INDIANAPOLIS : BAOBAB MARKET 317-253-0650
LOUISVILLE : DAROU SALAM 502-671-8382
DETROIT : MANGA 734-548-1418
 

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Roots Records Presents: Chronixx Live May 29th at The Alrosa Villa!
May
29
to May 30

Roots Records Presents: Chronixx Live May 29th at The Alrosa Villa!

CHRONIXX & Zinc Fence Redemption Band
w/special guests Federation Sound
Friday May 29th 2015

Alrosa Villa.......doors open @9pm
$25 in advance - get your tickets early for this one people..!
tickets on sale with no service fees at
Roots Records Shop 614-294-7611
Kens Barber Shop: Tamarack Circle
Cincinatti : Everybodys Records:513-531-4500

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CULTURE featuring Kenyatta Hill Live at the Alrosa Villa!
Apr
3
to Apr 4

CULTURE featuring Kenyatta Hill Live at the Alrosa Villa!

We welcome CULTURE featuring Kenyatta Hill
w/ special guests LUNGU VYBZ...
Friday April 3rd 2015, Doors open up at 9PM at the Alrosa Villa
"Roots Low Dough Show" tix only $12 advance & 15 @ the door

Call or visit Roots Records for more details or to purchase tickets (614) 294-7611 ~ 1357 N. High St Columbus, OH

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DR. Israel Live at Rumba Cafe!
Jan
27
to Jan 28

DR. Israel Live at Rumba Cafe!

Roots Records and Benco Presents: DR. Israel live at Rumba Cafe! Brooklyn's multi-dubist returns to Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday January 27th for a live DJ set with special guests Doctah X and Roots High Power Sound System! This is a LOW DOUGH SHOW!!! Tickets $5 in advance! Visit Roots Records at 1357 N. High St. or call 614-294-7611 for more information.

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Eric Gales Live In Concert at King Avenue 5!
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Eric Gales Live In Concert at King Avenue 5!

Eric Gales Live! December 10th, 8pm at King Avenue 5 (945 King Ave. Columbus, Ohio  43212)

Eric Gales is, "an American blues-rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy. As of 2011 Gales has recorded ten albums on major record labels, and has done session and tribute work. He has also contributed vocals on several records by the Memphis rap groups, Prophet Posse and Three 6 Mafia." -Wiki

Click here for more info on Facebook, visit Roots Records at 1357 N. High St. 43201, or call (614) 294-7611

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Sep
21
to Sep 22

YOUSSOU N'DOUR: Live in Columbus

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roots records welcomes YOUSOU N'DOUR to Columbus Ohio this Sunday September 21st  to the LC Pavilion...405 Neil Ave in the arena district...pre-sale tickets on sale now @ Roots Records Shop for $48 & on Ticketmaster w/ service fees,stay tuned & "LIKE" Roots Records Shop on FaceBook...for more ticket outlets & info ....call Roots @ 614-294-7611 & for VIP seating call Modou @ 860-857-5040…

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