California Roots Music and Arts Festival
Monterey County Fair and Event Center
May 24, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Cali Roots has become the leading reggae and roots music festival in the U.S. by bringing like-minded artists from the scene together to showcase music, community, and culture. The event has garnered critical acclaim and coverage from national media outlets including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Pollstar, and Pitchfork. When many festivals are ending or taking a break, the strong community that Cali Roots built continues to grow with more international attendees and a massive streaming audience worldwide.
This year’s lineup includes Slightly Stoopid, Steel Pulse, Rebelution, JoMersa Marley, and many more well-known artists.
“When programming our ten year lineup, I knew I had to deliver the best representation of what embodies the event and couldn’t be happier with the results,” says festival co-producer Dan Sheehan. He adds, “The music is just the beginning. We are working with our visual artists for fresh art installations and our greening team to bring even more environmental initiatives.”
The 2019 festival will also feature a diverse lineup of the best food Monterey has to offer. Between sets, attendees can take in and enjoy pop up performances, DJ sets, and unique art installations. All of these fine details come together to create the Cali Roots experience.
Photos by Paul Piazza.