California Roots Music and Arts Festival

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The ninth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 25-27, 2018. To celebrate, California Roots is bringing back a second volume of their popular vinyl release series begun in 2017. The limited edition vinyl album has a unique splatter design, mixing four colors and housed in a gatefold jacket spread. The album features songs from artists on this year’s line-up, including an exclusive unreleased song from Slightly Stoopid.

It’s that time again, folks. The one and only California Roots is coming around again, and this year’s festival promises to be the best one yet. Over just less than a decade, Cali Roots has evolved from a small get together into a family reunion of sorts for Reggae fans from near and far. For so many, Cali Roots is more than three days of Reggae music, it is a small peek into what life can be in a world with a little less animosity, and a little more love.

The 9th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fair & Event Center from May 25-27 2018. The top tier national festival has become the premier gathering for the progressive U.S. reggae and positive roots movement, bringing in over 40,000 fans to the bay area over the Memorial Day weekend. National press accolades from Forbes, Billboard, and The Huffington Post keep recognizing the event for its leadership in greening, live streaming, art exhibitions, and overall community vibe.

The 9th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival has announced their second round of artists. Joining an already impressive lineup is the Grammy nominees Rebelution, Hawaiian reggae ambassadors The Green, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall, Cali Roots favorite Fortunate Youth, island soulstress Anuhea, and alternative reggae band The Movement. Making his Cali Roots debut performance is underground hip hop hero Brother Ali, fresh from his critically-acclaimed album All The Beauty In This Whole Life.

The 9th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 25-27, 2018. 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.

The California Roots Music and Arts Festival is excited to announce the food and craft vendor lineup for the festival happening on May 26-28, 2017 in Monterey, CA. Now in its eighth year, the festival continues to partner with stellar local food vendors to bring festival goers many dining options including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices. The festival will host several craft vendors at the “Art Retreat” zone, sponsored by Integrity Wine, which will be selling clothing, unique artwork, and more.

The eighth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017. To celebrate, California Roots will release a limited edition vinyl picture disc featuring songs from bands on this year’s line-up. The release, aptly titled California Roots Vol. 1, is available for pre-order at http://californiarootsfestival.com.

The California Roots Music and Arts Festival delivers top tier reggae and roots music to thousands of fans in Monterey, California each year. The festival and organizers are dedicated in their commitment to creating an environmentally conscious event that benefits the surrounding community, educates and engages the attending fans, and provides a music festival model that is truly sustainable. Previous years included successful partnerships with REVERB, The Offset Project, and TripZero.

The eighth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017, which is the same historic location that the legendary Monterey International Pop Festival happened 50 years earlier. Running with the spirit of Bay Area counter culture and activism of that time, the festival worked with Slogan Design to consciously embody the movement visually through artwork, posters, and merchandise.
 

The 8th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival that takes place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017, announced its day-by-day lineup. Fans looking for the day breakdown can now match the best ticket experience based on their interests. Three day passes are currently on sale, with single day tickets launching on Thursday, March 2nd.