The most prominent reggae festival in the United States, California Roots will turn Ten this coming May.
Back and better than ever, the 10th annual edition of the California Roots Music and Arts Festival is shaping up to be the best festival to date for the Monterey Fairgrounds attendees.
For the first time in the festival’s history, UB40 and Ben Harper will grace the stage in northern California, joining fellow headliners Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Stick Figure, SOJA and Dirty Heads. Other notable acts performing at this year’s California Roots Festival include Steel Pulse, Protoje, Nahko and Medicine for the People, G. Love, Citizen Cope, Tash Sultana, Matisyahu, Don Carlos, Jesse Royal, Alborosie. and many more.
Ten years ago, the first California Roots began with mostly local California-based reggae bands, along with one Hawaiian-based roots-reggae band, Ooklah the Moc. Now, the festival features some of the top artists and bands flying in from Hawai’i, Jamaica, Europe and Guam to showcase their setlist.
The festival has truly become a must perform event for the most elite performers in the reggae genre. Throughout the festival’s duration, the days have increased from one to three with performances begin when the sun comes up until last call. Attendance figures have increased to over 25,000 patrons for the three-day event in Monterey, CA.
Tickets are currently on sale for the three-day festival. Prices for a 3-day General Admission pass are available for $240, while VIP Passes are also available for $525.
The 10th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place on May 24-26, 2019 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.
For more information of the California Roots Music and Arts Festival and an up-to-date festival line-up, follow the links below.
Cali Roots X Full Line-up
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Nahko and Medicine for the People
UB40 ft. Ali and Astro
G. Love and the Special Sauce
Dread Mar I
Jo Mersa Marley
Roots of a Rebellion
For Peace Band
Video: California Roots Festival – Final Artist Announcement
Video: Rebelution – Live at Cali Roots 2018