Jamaican culture has always had a strong foothold in unlikely places — like Fairfield County. Over the next few weeks, there are going to be some great reggae shows from both promising locals and the all-time greats. Leave the bad vibes at home for these and whatever you do, don't stay in your seats:
Fri., Aug. 24, 9 p.m.: I Anbassa at the Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 335-3655, acousticafe.com.
Fri., Aug. 24, 9:30 p.m.: Anthem Band at Two Boots, 281 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 331-1377, twobootsbridgeport.com.
Fri., Aug. 31, 8 p.m.: Mystic Bowie at StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. (203) 259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org.
Sun., Sept. 30, 8 p.m.: Toots and the Maytals at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.