California Roots Music And Arts Festival Returns In 2024 With Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Burning Spear, Lupe Fiasco, Pepper, And Many More

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, November 10, 2023

Today, Good Vibez Presents, festival organizers for the legendary California Roots Music and Arts Festival, have dropped a lineup sure to leave festivalgoers counting down the days until Cali Roots 2024. From festival timers like Jamaica’s legendary Burning Spear and Grammy-winning rapper and producer Lupe Fiasco to long-time friends of Cali Roots, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Pepper, and J Boog, countless national and international Reggae, Roots, Hip Hop, and World Music acts will bring smiles to music fans on California’s Central Coast and beyond over the weekend of May 24-26 at the festival’s long-running home at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Today’s first lineup announcement can be found below and at, stay tuned for more updates.

“Every year we sit down as a team, and brainstorm how we can continue to connect with the fans and create an original experience,” says Dan Sheehan, festival producer and co-host of Cali Roots Radio on SiriusXM’s The Spectrum. Some of those fan considerations led Good Vibez to bringing the festival back to its three-day format this year. “When looking ahead to 2024’s festival, we have been talking a lot about fan economics, specifically what it costs for you to spend Memorial Day weekend with us: from ticket prices, to rising hotel costs, to days off work, and beyond,” wrote the whole Good Vibez team in a statement to fans earlier this year. “With that in mind, we’ve decided to revert back to a three day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) format for Cali Roots 2024. This will allow us to hyperfocus our team’s energy and resources on leveling up your experience and our production to make Cali Roots accessible to more fans.”

Limited Early Bird 3-day, as well as travel packages, will go on sale November 15th at 10 am PST at this link. Per usual, Cali Roots is an all-ages-welcome event, and kids 10 and under can attend for free with parents or guardians.

For more information, and to keep an eye out for updates, please visit

Cali Roots 2024 Lineup:

Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley

Burning Spear*

Lupe Fiasco


J Boog

Tribal Seeds

Collie Buddz*

The Expendables

Xavier Rudd

The Elovaters


Souls Of Mischief

Kabaka Pyramid

The Green

Little Stranger

*Cali Roots Riddim 2023, produced by Collie Buddz, is nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 2024 Grammys. Congratulations to Collie Buddz & Burning Spear on their 2024 Grammy nominations!

About Good Vibez Presents: Good Vibez Presents is a full-circle project for founders and industry veterans, Dan and Amy Sheehan, who have been promoting and producing unforgettable, multidimensional events around the world for decades, most notably the largest reggae-rock festival in the country, California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey and the newly-launched roots, Americana, and outlaw country fest, Rebels & Renegades. Since 2003, Good Vibez has produced hundreds of concerts and festivals all along the West Coast, Hawaii, Arizona, North Carolina, and Mexico, bringing people together with mindful, sustainable gatherings rich with music and art. Centered on their desire to use their platforms to elevate creatives in their community, their events are rooted in supporting local nonprofits and small businesses.