Cali Roots announces final 2015 line-up

It’s finally here – the day that all reggae festival lovers have been waiting for since the conclusion of last year’s California Roots Music and Arts Festival over May’s 2014 Memorial Day Weekend. That’s right, all the bands have been selected and the public has been notified: SOJA, Iration, John Butler Trio, Cypress Hill, Pacific Dub, Ethan Tucker, Cas Haley, Soul Majestic and K Bong are joining the three-day list of previously announced performers, creating the full comprehensive line-up for Cali Roots’ 6th year in Monterey, California.

Cali Roots festy fans have complete knowledge of what May in Monterey has in store

The first sequential announcement happened October 10th – inaugurating the initial artists onto the proverbial marquee. Two months ago, Cali Roots 2015 consisted solely of Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, G Love & the Special Sauce, Dilated Peoples, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Fortunate Youth, Mike Love, The Supervillians, E.N. Young, Jon Wayne and the Pain, and Animo. Queue the excitement for two more partial line-ups.

On November 5th, it was declared that The Roots, Michael Franti and Spearhead, the Dirty Heads, Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, Fishbone, Chronixx, Common Kings, Blue King Brown, The Skints, Beebs and her Money Makers, Fear Nuttin Band, Leilani Wolfgramm, Dustin Thomas, Arise Roots, and Sun-Dried Vibes were officially amassed into the mix.

Now, with the aforementioned big names all in for the win, Cali Roots festy fans have complete knowledge of what May in Monterey has in store. ‘Tis the season for giving, so if you and your special someone need an escape, Cali Roots three-day and single-day tickets are on sale just in time for Christmas!

Round One

  • Slightly Stoopid
  • Tribal Seeds
  • G Love & Special Sauce
  • Dilated Peoples
  • Nahko and Medicine for the People
  • Trevor Hall
  • John Brown's Body
  • Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
  • Fortunate Youth
  • Mike Love
  • The Supervillains
  • E.N. Young
  • Jon Wayne and the Pain
  • Animo


Round Two


  • The Roots
  • Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • Dirty Heads
  • Steel Pulse
  • Collie Buddz
  • Fishbone
  • Chronixx
  • Common Kings
  • Blue King Brown
  • The Skints
  • Beebs and Her Money Makers
  • Fear Nuttin Band
  • Leilani Wolfgramm
  • Dustin Thomas
  • Arise Roots
  • Sun Dried Vibes


Round Three


  • SOJA
  • Iration
  • John Butler Trio
  • Cypress Hill
  • Pacific Dub
  • Ethan Tucker Band
  • Cas Haley
  • Soul Majestic
  • KBong

For ticketing information, head on over to the California Roots website.

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