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California Roots Festival Dates: May 24, 25, 26, 2013

In its brief 4 year existence, the California Roots has hosted some of the greatest and largest names the genre has to offer, and the 2013 lineup looks to top all previous years and give this festival a national audience. This is the first time in the festival’s history that California Roots will be hosting a 3-day event spanning all weekend long, running from May 24-26.

Set to take the stage this year include headliners Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, and Matisyahu. Many other big name acts including The Dirty Heads, The Expendables, Tribal Seeds, The Green, Ballyhoo!, Stick Figure, Seedless, Fortunate Youth, Don Carlos, Mystic Roots, and many others (see full lineup below.) Previous acts in this festival’s history include SOJA, Pepper, Iration, The Holdup.

With big names, this festival is bound to bring in a big audience. Tickets start at $90 for a 2-day pass and $140 for a 3-day pass. Tickets can be purchased at [http://calirootsfestival-website.eventbrite.com/]. The 2013 California Roots Festival is focusing on sustainability and positive bands sure to make everyone feel great, while leaving behind a small carbon footprint. Their website claims they are incorporating a “zero waste plan, water fill stations and a rideshare program.” I have already started planning my road trip with some friends and wouldn’t miss a reggae gathering like this. The California Roots lineup draws in artists, and their established audiences, from all around the country all the reggae-haven that is California. Late May in Monterrey sounds perfect. Camping packages are also available for those who may be interested.

Written by Shawn Hallman

California Roots Festival Links:

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Day 1 Lineup

  • Rebelution
  • The Dirty Head
  • The Green
  • Rootz Underground
  • Fortunate Youth
  • Through The Roots
  • Stranger
  • Josh Heinrichs
  • 77 Jefferson
  • Mike Pinto
  • Arden Park Roots
  • Kings & Comrades
  • The Closeouts
  • Codi Jordan Band
  • Simple Creation

Day 2 Lineup

  • Slightly Stoopid
  • The Expendables
  • Tribal Seeds
  • Don Carlos
  • Tomorrows Bad Seeds
  • Ballyhoo!
  • Pacific Dub
  • Mystic Roots
  • Thrive
  • Three Legged Fox
  • Whiskey Avengers
  • Wait For Green
  • The VeraGroove
  • Just Chill
  • Black Salt Tone

Day 3 Lineup

  • Matisyahu
  • Collie Buddz & New Kingdom
  • Katchafire
  • Natural Vibrations
  • Seedless
  • Stick Figure
  • Fear Nuttin Band
  • Indubious
  • Nala Kete
  • Inna Vision
  • Matt Mesih and The Messengers
  • One A Chord
  • High Tide
  • The Wheeland Brothers
  • Dub Seeds
  • Wasted Noise
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