Schedule for May 22-24 at the historic Monterey Co. Fairgrounds in beautiful Monterey, Calif., the sixth annual festival will also host Ethan Tucker Band, Pacific Dub, Cas Haley, Soul Majestic and Kbong.
Organizers say today’s news is the “3rd and final” lineup announcement. The festival’s second announcement included The Roots, Michael Franti with Spearhead, Dirty Heads, Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, Fishbone, Chronixx, Common Kings, Blue King Brown, The Skints, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Fear Nuttin Band, Leilani Wolfgramm, Arise Roots, Sun-Dried Vibes, and Dustin Thomas.
Slightly Stoopid headed up the festival’s first announcement that also included Tribal Seeds, G. Love & Special Sauce, Dilated Peoples, Nahko and Medicine For the People, Trevor Hall, John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Fortunate Youth, Mike Love, The Supervillains, E.N. Young, Jon Wayne & The Pain, and Animo.
“With our latest and final announcement, we are proud to round out one of our most exciting lineups ever,” festival co-producer Dan Sheehan said. “The ability to bring back essential artists to our festival, but at the same time continue to add sensational and relevant artists to the ‘roots’ movement goes to show how far and wide our musical and artistic communities reach. Being able to book top tier reggae, hip hop and blues artists all under the unifying term of ‘roots’ music proves that the California Roots movement has no boundaries.”
Expect a day-to-day schedule to be released Dec. 8. Three day general admission tickets are on sale now and single day passes go on sale Dec. 10. Head over to CaliforniaRootsFestival.com for more details.