California Roots Music and Arts Festival

As the countdown begins for the long-loved California Roots Music and Arts Festival, festival organizers Good Vibez Presents have added fan favorites Stick Figure to their already stacked 2024 lineup.

"Seeing the growth of Stick Figure over the last eight years has been an honor to watch. We are excited to have him on Cali Roots 2024,” says festival producer, Dan Sheehan.

Good Vibez Presents, the organizers behind the long-loved California Roots Music and Arts Festival, have announced Ziggy Marley as their Friday night headliner for the 2024 lineup. This is following the release of Marley’s critically acclaimed biopic of his late father, “Bob Marley: One Love,” for which he co-produced with his sister and mother.

Good Vibez Presents, the organizers behind the long-loved California Roots Music and Arts Festival, have been hard at work filling out their 2024 Cali Roots lineup. Having dropped the initial lineup back in November, the new year brought a new set of acts to the three-day festival’s schedule, including a special acoustic set from reggae royalty Stephen Marley, California’s own E-40 and Too Short, and N.W.A. founder turned international superstar, Ice Cube.

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.

Day four of Cali Roots wrapped up the weekend in a style befitting its own legacy. In a statement on the theme of the Reggae festival, it was the only day of the weekend not to feature a pure Hip Hop artist on any of its stages. The focus on the roots of the festival made for a lowkey pace at the tail end of a weekend that had been so fulfilling and so energy-consuming.

Day three of Cali Roots featured the support of artists at many stages of their careers, but almost all of whom had a strong root in the festival, dubbed that day by Alborosie as “Montereggae.” As many of the artists performing were those who were just this year given their first opportunity to take the stage, it also highlighted a theme of the weekend as many acts who had started playing smaller stages earlier in their careers were given the opportunity to truly shine in the limelight.

Day two of Cali Roots seemed to shine brighter than the last, at least metaphorically. The fog rolled in early in the afternoon, feeling less gloomy than one would expect, rather more metaphorical for the day to come.

The twelfth annual California Roots Festival came and went this year leaving a mark on all who attended from near and far. The annual family reunion for the Reggae community featured many of the classic names we have come so accustomed to seeing on the marque while welcoming in a few new faces, including some of the most inspirational names in early Hip Hop from Hieroglyphics to The Wu-Tang Clan. While the lineup fostered inspiration for a fun-filled weekend, it was clear that the festival had evolved.

In covering Monterey’s Cali Roots for so many years, Grateful Web has had the opportunity to meet many artists whose names have shined brightly on the lineup, but in this time, the SoCal powerhouse Dirty Heads have found a way to weave themselves into the very fabric of the modern reggae movement itself.

Good Vibez Presents, the team behind the now-legendary California Roots Music and Arts Festival, have announced the final artist additions for the festival’s 2023 lineup. Grammy-nominated Cali Roots-veterans Rebelution are set to headline on Thursday, Billboard Reggae Chart-topping outfit Stick Figure tops Saturday’s bill, and longtime fan favorites Thievery Corporation and Chali 2na & Cut Chemist join the lineup on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

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