The final California Roots Music and Arts Festival lineup is cemented, save for one still-unknown headliner on Friday, May 24th. With significantly less artists on the lineup compared to years past, seeing the sets you want should be easier than ever.
Harkening back to the roots of ‘Cali Reggae’, this year’s bill is peppered with artists that helped shape the scene and influenced reggae as a whole. But there’s all kinds of California flavors embedded in this year’s fest; from Bay Area strongholds E-40 and Too $hort to Jamaican legends Burning Spear and two of The Marleys, to underground hip hop luminaries Souls of Mischief and Living Legends, this Monterey-based Memorial Day Weekend celebration is chock full of OG’s that define the ‘California’ lifestyle.
The all-ages fest will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds — same as it ever was.
GA and VIP tickets are still available HERE, as well as single day passes, lodging packages, and mobile-charging lockers. Trust us, you’ll want to be there! Take a look for yourself what you’ll be missing:
And it’s not just music. Cali Roots remains headstrong with their Greening Initiative, an effort led by festival producer and Good Vibez Presents co-founder Amy Sheehan. Rooted in eco-consumerism and deeply intertwined with the Land Acknowledgement made anew every year to the native tribes of Monterey, this movement keeps the festival as eco-friendly and waste-conscious as possible.
Banning all single-use water bottles and straws was the first step of many.
Following that was a vendor-wide mandate for compostable food packaging and enacting a waste diversion program. Since then, the Certified Green festival has:
- Diverted 600,000+ single-use plastic cups and bottles through Steel Pint & REVERB’s Rock n’ Refill Programs
- Sold over 50,000 multi-use steel pint cups and Nalgene bottles
- Enhanced local vineyards with 50,000 pounds of composted food waste
- Collected 100 tons of recyclables via their partnership with Blue Strike Environmental
- Planted over 7,500 Redwood tree seedlings on behalf of VIP ticket holders with the Redwood Forest Foundation
- Offset over 17 million pounds of carbon through our partnership with TripZero