For the last five years and counting, Monterey, California has increasingly become a hot spot to visit during Memorial Day Weekend. Besides the great weather and beautiful sights along the coast, the area’s biggest attraction for the long weekend is now the California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Today, announcements were made for the first wave of roots-rock-reggae artists to be featured at the 6th annual event.
Atop the list of well-rounded artists are San Diego’s very own Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds. Making a triumphant return from their captivating performance at last year’s festival will be Nahko and Medicine For The People. Rising artists such as Fortunate Youth, Trevor Hall, Mike Love and Animo have also been mentioned alongside established veterans in this broad genre, such as G. Love & Special Sauce, The Supervillains, John Brown’s Body and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. John Wayne and The Pain is also part of this highly-anticipated announcement that features globally known hip-hop group, Dilated Peoples. E.N Young, a solo artist and producer, as well as a keyboardist for Tribal Seeds, will also have his own time slot on stage at some point throughout the weekend.
With each year bringing in more and more people from all around the world, the anticipation has been notably building for the 6th annual Cali Roots Festival. The producers of the event, Jeff Monser and Dan Sheehan, offer fans an opportunity to trust in their abilities to continuously put together an unforgettable event by purchasing tickets at the event’s lowest price without knowing what artists will be performing. This year, the “Have a Little Faith” tickets sold out in record time, indicating that word has spread on just how reliable the producers are in bringing together some of the best acts from around the world for all ages to enjoy.
Not only does the three-day festival feature a family-friendly weekend of live music and positive vibrations, but Cali Roots Festival is also home to many talented live artists painting on stage and selling their one-of-a-kind art with a smile. There’s also a good chance that you may run into some of your favorite musicians at any given time throughout the weekend while enjoying another band’s performance. It’s likely they could be seen hanging out at a merchandise booth or standing in line at one of the many food and beverage stands featured throughout the campgrounds.
The second round of artists will be announced November 5th, with the final batch of performers to be revealed in December. A limited amount of “Early Bird Tickets” go on sale Wednesday, October 15th at 10am PST. The upcoming California Roots Music and Art Festival will be held once again at The Monterey County Fairgrounds and Event Center from May 22-24, 2015.