FOURTH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL BRINGS THREE DAYS of POSITIVE, FEEL- GOOD VIBES, with an EXPLOSIVE REGGAE-ROCK LINE-UP for the 2013 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MAY 24-26 at the HISTORIC MONTEREY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS in MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA.
The California Roots Music and Arts Festival Line-up is Bringing Together the Biggest Names in Reggae-Rock Today. Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Matisyahu, The Expendables, The Dirty Heads and Collie Buddz w/New Kingston Are Among The Forty-Five Biggest in the Genre Acts Scheduled To Perform.
Reggae-Rock fans from all points on the map will descend on Monterey, CA this Memorial Day Weekend to experience the biggest Reggae Rock festival of its kind. The Fourth Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival is not just a Reggae-Rock concert; it’s an experience all to itself, with a vibe of unity and freedom guided by three-days of non-stop music, art and culture.
In just three short years, festival creator Jeff Monser, his partner Dan Sheehan and staff have crafted the festival into a lifestyle brand of positive vibes and good times, with good people. “It’s about creating community, with like-minded music lovers from around the world, and what better place to do it than in the Monterey Bay,” said Monser.
Of course, Cal-Roots isn’t just about great music, great food, camping and camaraderie. It’s about building a community of musicians, artists and fans who spend one weekend a year celebrating each other, sharing a communal good will and positive vibes channeled through the crowd-moving music pumping through festival’s massive sound system.
And who better to guide vibe than the headlining acts for each night. Each headliner boasts a large national fan base and star power that is sure to shine on stage, a testament to the festival’s growth and influence.
On Friday, May 24, Santa Barbara reggae powerhouse Rebelution headlines; following their early 2012 release of their Top-20 Billboard charts album “Peace of Mind,” the band hit the road for most of the year, first in support of the album, then for a summer tour with O.A.R.
On Saturday evening, So-Cal reggae rock pioneers Slightly Stoopid will rock the house and is a perfect fit for the Cal-Roots audience. Originally signed to Skunk Records, the label founded by Sublime leader the late Bradley Nowell, Slightly Stoopid were on the forefront of the reggae rock scene. Now in the midst of its third decade as a national touring band, the group’s popularity is stronger than ever, evidenced by consistent sold-out tour dates. Slightly Stoopid’s appearance at Cal-Roots is a testament to the festival’s status and ability to attract the biggest names in the reggae rock genre.
Closing down the spot on Sunday night is Matisyahu. Constantly evolving as an artist and musician, the spiritual singer/songwriter has revamped his image from a Hasidic Jew to a more toned down look. It is Matisyahu’s musical growth that will resonate with Cal-Roots fans. Just as the festival has expanded in size and scope, Matisyahu’s sound has rapidly grown, along with his following. His performance at the festival should carry a buzz right up to the opening number.
The complete festival line-up is an all-star cast and also features brash veterans/Santa Cruz O.G.’s The Expendables, the blissful tones of The Dirty Heads, ultra-cool Collie Buddz, San Diego irie-ites Tribal Seeds, Hawaiian scene-shakers The Green, New Zealand roots-radicals Katchafire, reggae royalty Don Carlos, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Rootz Underground, Ballyhoo!, Natural Vibrations, Pacific Dub, Stick Figure, Seedless, and well… that’s not even half the lineup!
The festival is expected to bring upwards of 15,000 people into
the community for this epic 2013 Memorial weekend.
FRIDAY, MAY 24 LINE-UP
Rebelution, Dirty Heads, The Green, Rootz Underground, Fortunate Youth, Through The Roots, Stranger, Josh Heinrichs, 77 Jefferson, Mike Pinto, Arden Park Roots, Kings & Comrades, The Closeouts, Codi Jordan Band and Simple Creation
SATURDAY, MAY 25 LINE-UP
Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, Tribal Seeds, Don Carlos, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Ballyhoo, Pacific Dub, Mustic Roots, Thrive, Three Legged Fox, Whiskey Avengers, Wait For Green, The VeraGroove, Just Chill and Black Salt Tone
SUNDAY, MAY 26 LINE-UP
Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Natural Vibrations, Seedless, Stick Figure, Fear Nuttin Band, Indubious, Naia Kete, Inna Vision, Matt Masih and The Messengers, One A Chord, High Tide, The Wheeland Brothers, Dub Seeds, and Wasted Noise
This year’s California Roots Festival is committed to becoming a zero-waste event, diverting all vendor organics and recyclables from the landfill as well as composting in public concession area. The festival is working with The Offset Project (TOP), a local nonprofit, to reduce waste and associated environmental impacts, as well as conserve natural resources. TOP will work with vendors on purchasing compostable and recyclable food ware, as well as educating vendors on separating all compostable and recyclable materials. Compostable materials will bo to the Monterey Regional Waste Management District facility, where it will be converted and processed into usable electricity and compost.
As an added bonus, Haven Art Studio will have a crew of live painters on site for the entire festival. Live Painters will include: Elizabeth Randolph of Santa Cruz, Anna Randolph of Santa Cruz, Christian Soto of Santa Cruz, Erica Shaw Art of Santa Barbara, Al Scholl of San Diego, Chris Morphis of Houston, Jimmy Ovadia of San Diego, and Taylor Reinhold and Basic Lee of the Made Fresh Collective.
Tickets are priced with: Early advance (Before March 1) 3-day passes at $140, 2-day passes (Saturday & Sunday only) at $90, and advance single day tickets (Friday only) for $50. Beginning March 2, 3-day passes will be $150, while 2-day passes are set at $100.
For the second year in a row, the festival is offering limited camping sites on the festival grounds. A 4-Day RV Camping Pass is $450, while a 3-Day RV Camping Pass is $340. Note: These passes get you 6 RV wristbands, but it does not include festival tickets. RV wristbands are not festival passes. A 3-day parking pass is $60. A 2-day parking pass is $40. A 1-Day, Friday-only parking pass is $20.
Tickets and Campsites are Available On-line at https://www.Cal-Roots.com
or at Locations Specified Below:
Tickle Me Pink: 1294 N. Main Street, Salinas
Casa Sorrento Pizzeria: 393 Salinas St., Salinas
Nor Cal Smoke Shop: 765 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey
Twisted Roots: 482 Alvarado Street - Ste 5, Monterey
Monterey County Fairgrounds: 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey
Streetlight Records: 939 Pacific Street, Santa Cruz
Streetlight Records: 980 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose
Twisted Roots: 265 Reservation Road Suite O, Marina
Boo Boo Records: 978 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo
For more information on California Music & Arts Festival, visit: https://www.CaliforniaRootsFestival.com
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CALENDAR/ EVENT DETAILS:
WHAT: California Roots Music & Arts Festival
WHEN: May 24-26, 2013 (Memorial Weekend)
FESTIVAL TIMES: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, May 24. 11:00am-10:00pm Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26
WHERE: Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA. 93940
TICKETS AVAILABLE: On-line at https://www.CaliforniaRootsFestival.com
, or in Salinas at Tickle Me Pink: 1294 N. Main St., or in Monterey at Nor Cal Smoke Shop: 765 Lighthouse, Twisted Roots: 482 Alvarado Street -Ste 5, Mary Janez Smoke House: 744 Lighthouse, Monterey County Fairgrounds: 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, also in Soledad at 101 Bar & Grill: 32701 Silliman Rd, in Santa Cruz at Streetlight Records: 939 Pacific Street, or in San Jose at Island Sol: 225 Jackson Street, or Streetlight Records: located at 980 South Bascom Avenue.
TICKET PRICES: Before March 1 — 3-Day Early Advance Pass is $140, 2-Day Pass (Saturday & Sunday only) is $90. Beginning March 2 — 3-Day Advance Pass is $150, 2-Day (Saturday & Sunday only) is $100. Advance Single Day Pass (Friday only) is $50.
MEDIA/ FESTIVAL INFO: Tanya Moore/ Moore Media/ [email protected]
EVENT WEBSITE: https://www.CaliforniaRootsFestival.com
LINKS OF INTEREST:
Slightly Stoopid: https://www.SlightlyStoopid.com
The Expendables: https://www.TheExpendables.net
Collie Buddz: https://www.CollieBuddz.com
Tribal Seeds: https://www.TribalSeeds.net
The Green: https://www.TheGreen808.com
Don Carlos: https://www.DonCarlosReggae.com
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - https://www.sierranevada.com/
Marley’s Mellow Mood - http://drinkmarley.com/
Moore Media – https://www.MooreMedia.TV
Surf Roots Radio – https://www.SurfRoots.com
The Pier – https://www.ThePier.org
Green Pedal Couriers – https://www.GreenPedal.org
For more information, high-resolution photos, interviews with bands, please contact Tanya Moore of Moore Media via email at: [email protected]
or call: (831) 383-3837.