Cali Roots 2017 first artist announcement

That time of year already? The highly anticipated California Roots Festival just released the first round of three announcements of artists for their 8th annual year. Just like the previous seven years, Cali Roots 2017 will take place Memorial Day weekend, May 26th-28th, at the beautiful Monterey Bay Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA. 

Headlining the first round of announcements are the Dirty Heads. This is especially fitting considering Dirty Heads were one of the first bands that ever played Cali Roots back when the festival only had access to the OG Stage. Cali Roots now utilizes three stages and the entire fairground, which fills up more every year. 

Headlining the first round of announcements are the Dirty Heads

Other artists on the announcement include Common Kings, Alborosie, Anthony B, Jesse Royal, Mellow Mood, and Through The Roots. Jurassic 5 is another headliner on the announcement who are a hip-hop group formed in the 90's for any hip-hop heads interested in attending next year's event. Iya Terra, Tribal Theory, Humble Soul, and The Late Ones are more talented reggae artists you won't want to miss. 

Cali Roots is such a special and unique event because it's a festival where the artists, old or new, big or small, are just as excited to play it, as the fans are to attend. Early bird tickets and Redwood passes go on sale October 11th at 10AM and be on the look out for round two announcements set to be released on December 1st. 

California Roots 2017 round one artist line-up announcement

  • Dirty Heads
  • Jurassic 5
  • Common Kings
  • Alborosie
  • Anthony B
  • Jesse Royal
  • Mellow Mood
  • Through The Roots
  • Tribal Theory
  • Humble Soul
  • Iya Terra
  • The Late Ones

Festival details:

The 8th Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival
Dates: Friday, May 26, 2017 – Sunday May 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT
Venue: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Address: 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: Varies (Purchase Link:   
Age restrictions: All Ages
Round Two Artist Announcement: Friday, December 2, 2016
Round Three Artist Announcement: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

California Roots 2017 promo video

Links: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website

Share this article


Become a Patron

Get music updates in your inbox

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments