California Roots Festival Announces Stephen Marley, Atmosphere, Slightly Stoopid

Article Contributed by Press Junkie PR | Published on Friday, November 13, 2015

The 7th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 27-29, 2016.  The top tier national festival is the premier gathering for the progressive U.S. Reggae and roots music movement, bringing the scene together over Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Monterey, CA.

2016’s California Roots Music and Arts Festival announces another round of progressive roots artists join previously announced acts Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, Protoje, Katchafire, The Green, and more. Cali reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid return after a triumphant closing night set at last year’s festival, and introspective hip-hop duo Atmosphere also join. Grammy award winning roots reggae artist Stephen “Ragga” Marley, internationally-known Jamaican reggae star Tarrus Riley and Australia’s Sticky Fingers all make their debut at the Monterey, CA festival this year.
The remainder of the line-up announcement, including returning fan favorite Stick Figure, is listed below.

General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for sale on Friday, November 13th. (Purchase Link:  The third and final round of artists will be revealed on Thursday, January 7th, 2016.

Round Two Artist Line-Up Announcement:
Slightly Stoopid
Stephen “Ragga” Marley
Stick Figure
Tarrus Riley
Ooklah The Moc
Sticky Fingers
The Expanders
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Josh Heinrichs
Peni Dean
Tunnel Vision
“We are extremely proud of the California Roots brand, and core returning artists like Slightly Stoopid that helped us grow our festival. We also know that our fans appreciate our innovative and diversified approach to our artist selections, as we received a great response from the hip-hop artists on the bill last year, like Cypress Hill and Dilated Peoples. Atmosphere is a phenomenal festival act that we are confident our attendees will love,” says Festival CoProducer Dan Sheehan. “We are honored to have Stephen “Ragga” Marley this year, who is a vital part of the great reggae tradition paved by his father. In addition, we are announcing 10 more artists on the line-up, ranging from legendary status to up and comers to fan favorites, with one more round of announcements still to come.”
The 7th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival
Dates: Friday, May 27, 2016 – Sunday May 29, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT
Venue: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Address: 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: Varies (Purchase Link:    
Age restrictions: All Ages
Round Three Artist Announcement: Thursday, January 7, 2016