California Roots Music and Arts Festival returns this May after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. For the first time ever Cali Roots has expanded into a four-day event of reggae, roots, and hip hop music. The expanded event has been curated into an experience to include more music, local food, and beverage vendors, added art exhibits, exhibitions and installations, interactive workshops, intimate pop-up performances, on-site greening initiatives, and community-focused non-profits to learn about. The festival is set to take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center May 26-29, 2022.
Starting in 2009, Cali Roots was the first major event to capture the sound and culture of roots music, reggae, rock, and hip hop, and bring it to the fans that are so passionate about it. Every year since the start, the audience has grown exponentially into the movement that it is today. The annual event has spawned many copycats, but none can live up to the lineup, vibe, spirit, and loyal fanbase that Cali Roots has built over the past decade. They continually present a stellar cohesive line-up that ranges from Billboard chart-topping artists to emergent musicians in complementing genres of reggae-rock, island reggae, roots reggae, folk, and conscious hip hop. Today with the festival’s 11th edition, as they continue the legacy of an iconic line-up, comes the announcement of the newest and final edition to the already rock-star line-up: Stick Figure, Beenie Man, and Tunnel Vision!
Stick Figure’s meteoric rise has garnered him top billing at the festival alongside the stacked line-up that includes debut performances from Sean Paul, Ice Cube, and Sublime with Rome. Jamaica’s own Beenie Man, and King of the Dancehall, will also see his debut California Roots festival performance this year. Plus the festival sees the return of mainstays Rebelution, Atmosphere, Chronixx, and Damian ‘Jr Gong” Marley. Additional billing includes fan-favorite artists Stephen Marley, Protoje featuring Lila Iké and Sevana, Brother Ali, Sa-Roc, and Slightly Stoopid– to name a few. And Sean Paul, who previously was billed Saturday, will be joining Sunday’s killer line-up with Ice Cube and Damian ‘Jr Gong” Marley – an epic night indeed!
“I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since the Cali Roots family has come together. What makes the event so special, is the spirit, comradery, and fans that unite behind the music and culture. The energy and vibes will be amplified tenfold for this year’s event. With the new additions announced and an additional day, this will be the most unique Cali Roots to date. One that will be remembered in the history books and one you don’t want to miss,” states Dan Sheehan, co-producer of Cali Roots.
For 2022, Cali Roots has curated an experience that is guaranteed to stimulate all senses that can be heard, felt, seen, and embodied throughout the festival. In addition to mainstages, this year the festival offers a unique Glamping experience, an art retreat, captivating installations, interactive workshops, on-site green initiatives, intimate pop-up performances with fan favorites, and non-overlapping set times so concert-goers can catch every performance! Plus, Cali Roots has partnered with Fuse Ignited to offer ticket and hotel packages that include exclusive add-ons available for purchase like open bar, brunch, and single-day tickets. Fuse Ignited’s Co-Founder Daren Libonati says, “We couldn’t be more excited to provide an all-inclusive ticket, hotel, and event experience bundle with Cali Roots on our booking solution.”
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California Roots Music and Arts Festival 2022
Dates: Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT
Venue: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Address: 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Age restrictions: All Ages
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4 Days of Music
THURSDAY May 26
Dirty Heads | Stephen Marley | Protoje Feat Lila Ike and Sevana | Fortunate Youth | Alborosie | Demarco | DENM | Turbulence | Tropidelic | Eli Mac | Tunnel Vision
FRIDAY May 27
Rebelution | Atmosphere | Chronixx | Pepper | J Boog | The Movement | Brother Ali | Tarrus Riley | Satsang | Nattli Rize | Sa-Roc | EarthKry | Arise Roots | Natural Vibrations | Kash’d Out
Saturday May 28
Slightly Stoopid | Stick Figure | Beenie Man | Tribal Seeds | Trevor Hall | The Green | Collie Buddz | The Expendable | Dub Inc | Bumpin Uglies | The Elovaters | FIA | Sensi Trails
Sunday May 29
Damian Marley | Ice Cube | Sean Paul | Sublime With Rome | Common Kings
Durand Jones and The Indications | Anthony B | Hirie | Iya Terra | Mike Love | Keznamdi | Through The Roots | Artikal Sound System | Vana Liya
AMP Live | Duke Massive | Green B | Green Lion Crew | Jah Mikey | Jah Warrior Shelter | Man-Like-Devin | Plain Ole Bil | Westafa
Allison Hagendorf | Big Body Cisco | Irie Dole | Otis Otes | Rocky Bailey