For those searching for a true world music, roots festival in the United States, your search is over.
With 22-years under their belt, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is the paramount reggae festival in the United States. And, as their first round artist announcement proves, the 23rd annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is raising the bar for premier roots-rock-reggae music festivals in the United States.
The early bird artists revealed for this edition rival any other reggae festival, and there are more to be announced later at multiple dates. Recently, it was announced that the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival will feature performances from Alpha Blondy, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Richie Spice, Inner Circle, Etana, Pablo Moses, New Kingston, No-Maddz, Alaine and Mellow Mood.
As this is only the first artist announcement revealed, looking back on previous lineups, some of the top-tier reggae artists have performed at the SNWMF over the years, such as Alborosie, Barrington Levy, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, Third World, Groundation, Protoje, J Boog, Common Kings and Stick Figure, among countless more headlining acts.
It is safe to say, that some of the aforementioned touring acts will be returning for the 23rd annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. After all, the Northern California reggae festival has never been afraid to invite return performers over their lengthy history.
The festival will continue to feature two outdoor stages and a late night Jamaican style dancehall, featuring artists from around the world. Food and merchandise vendors will also do the same, offering delicious edibles, crafts and art from West Africa, Indonesia, Jamaica, Ethiopia and India.
Concert patrons will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the venue among the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California which is located in the heart of the scenic Anderson Valley, while it is still easily accessible from Bay Area airports of San Francisco and San Jose.
The 23rd annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival will be held on three-consecutive days, from June 17-19, 2016. Early Bird prices for three-day passes are currently available at $145.
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Video: SNWMF – “2015 Thank You”