California Roots Music & Arts Festival Annouces More Artists

Article Contributed by Press Junkie PR | Published on Thursday, January 7, 2016

The 7th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival that takes place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 27-29, 2016, announced its third and final round of artists completing their full lineup.

Artists announced today include the return of Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Pepper, Barrington Levy, J Boog, Mike Love, The Wheeland Brothers, and Katastro.  Making their debut at the festival are Jamaican rising stars Raging Fyah, U.K.’s Will and The People, Maui’s soulful Jordan T., Bay Area’s South Bay Dub All Stars, and Santa Barbara up and comers The Ole’s.  2016 will also see the addition of the scenes hottest DJs, who will perform between sets.  The DJs include Amp Live, Expanders Sound System, Dub Architect, and Westafa.

General and VIP tickets are currently on sale at, and will go up in price on January 21, 2016.
Round Three Artist Line-Up Announcement:
Damian “Jr Gong” Marley
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Barrington Levy
J Boog
Mike Love
Raging Fyah
The Wheeland Brothers
Will and The People
Jordan T
South Bay Dub All Stars
The Oles
Amp Live
Expanders Sound System
Dub Architect
In addition to the third round announcement, the festival will showcase: Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Atmosphere, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, The Green, Stick Figure, Protoje, Katchafire, Tarrus Riley, Gondwana, Fortunate Youth, The Skints, Nattali Rize, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Ooklah The Moc, Josh Heinrichs, Hirie, Sticky Fingers, The Expanders, Peni Dean, Thrive, Eli-Mac, Seedless, and Tunnel Vision.
“2016 is definitely our strongest California Roots lineup to date,” says Festival Co-Producer Dan Sheehan. “As the scene and music continue to evolve and diversify, we are proud to be able to showcase a spectrum of talent with the biggest names in roots music, alongside breaking artists year after year.”  He adds “Our fans and community have come to expect top notch music alongside a unique experience that supports green initiatives, while embracing beautiful art, delicious food and spirits, and positive vibes.  This year is no exception and promises to raise the bar in all the details that makes our festival successful.”