Cali Roots Festival Celebrates 10 Years of Reggae and Arts

The California Roots Music and Arts Festival returns to Monterey for the 10th consecutive year of reggae music and arts, hosted over Memorial Day weekend. The three-day gathering will feature another wonderful lineup that includes: Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Cypress Hill, Ben Harper, UB40, Dirty Heads, Citizen Cope, and Rebelution. Plus, in between sets, there will be pop up performances, DJ sets, and art installations.

Tickets are on sale now, starting at $105 for a single day ticket or $240 for a three-day general admission pass. VIP, camping, and shuttle passes are also available for purchase.

Since 2011, Cali Roots has partnered Blue Strike to create a waste diversion program by introducing new policies and a sustainable framework for the festival. This year organizers are committed to sending zero items to the landfill, urging attendees to be prepared to pack out all non-recyclable or non-compostable items brought into the festival.

Check out the full list of performers below.

Friday, May 24th
Stick Figure
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
Citizen Cope
Steel Pulse
The Green
Common Kings
The Skints
Don Carlos
For Peace Band

Saturday, May 25th
Slightly Stoopid and Friends
Dirty Heads
Tash Sultana
The Expendables
G Love and Special Sauce
The Movement
Iya Terra
Jo Mersa Marley
Ocean Alley
Roots Of Rebellion

Sunday, May 26th
UB40 feat Ali, Astro
Cypress Hill (performing Black Sunday)
Collie Buddz
Matisyahu (Performing songs from Live at Stubbs)
Dread Mar I
Jesse Royal
Kabaka Pyramid
The Elovators

The 10th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival
May 24th – May 26th, 10am – 11pm
at Monterey County Fair and Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey
All Ages


Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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