The 7th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival Announces Third and Final Round of Artists

The 7th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival announced the third and final round of artists completing the festival’s complete lineup. California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 27-29, 2016,

Thre new artists announced include Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Pepper, Barrington Levy, J Boog, Mike Love, The Wheeland Brothers, Katastro, Jamaican rising stars Raging Fyah, the U.K.’s Will and The People, Maui’s Jordan T., the San Francisco Bay Area’s South Bay Dub All Stars, and Santa Barbara up and comers The Ole’s. 2016 will also see the addition of DJs who will perform between sets, including Amp Live, Expanders Sound System, Dub Architect, and Westafa.

In addition to the third round announcement, the festival will present: Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Atmosphere, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, The Green, Stick Figure, Protoje, Katchafire, Tarrus Riley, Gondwana, Fortunate Youth, The Skints, Nattali Rize, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Ooklah The Moc, Josh Heinrichs, Hirie, Sticky Fingers, The Expanders, Peni Dean, Thrive, Eli-Mac, Seedless, and Tunnel Vision.

Festival Co-Producer Dan Sheehan indicated that 2016 is the festival’s strongest lineup to date.

Festival Details
The 7th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival
Dates: Friday, May 27, 2016 – Sunday May 29, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. PDT
Venue: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Address: 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: Varies. Purchase Link:
Age restrictions: All ages
Early advance ticket prices go up: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Author: World Music Central News Department

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