California Roots 2015: Round 2 artist announcement
Everyone who’s anyone in the reggae scene looks forward all year to a meta-Memorial Day weekend known as the California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Located in Monterey, due south of San Francisco, reggae fans and festival lovers alike rejoice in three full days of fun in the sun, music and memories. Once the spectacular weekend comes to a close, true Cali Roots fans begin immediately coordinating travel arrangements with one another for the following May all the while contemplating how could next year’s line-up possibly top the previous one.
Like waking up on Christmas, there are three mornings of exhilaration for Cali Roots go-ers known as ‘announcement days’ or when the current year’s line-up is revealed in partial segments. The first of the holy trinity happened October 10th – inaugurating the initial artists onto the proverbial marquee. Last month, 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.
Like waking up on Christmas, there are three mornings of exhilaration for Cali Roots go-ers
The second announcement of three is the most exciting; it is when more acts are added, boosting the momentum of the primary craze into a frenzy with even more to come. Early November 5th, it was declared that 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, and Sun-Dried Vibes were officially amassed into the mix. The Cali Roots web team created a cartoon video to accelerate the hype featuring fireworks exploding over the names of the disclosed artists – a video infecting the internet faster than Ebola at this very instant!
The third and final Cali Roots announcement lingers in the near distance one month away, with endless potentialities. Until then, festivalgoers can purchase early bird tickets to the event at 10am on Friday, November 7th. Who could possibly be annexed to an already epic weekend, you ask? The answer is soon to be divulged to the public Friday, December 5th.
California Roots 2015: Round 2 artists
- The Roots
- Michael Franti and Spearhead
- Dirty Heads
- Steel Pulse
- Collie Buddz
- Common Kings
- Blue King Brown
- The Skints
- Beebs and her Money Makers
- Fear Nuttin Band
- Leilani Wolfgramm
- Dustin Thomas
- Arise Roots
- Sun-Dried Vibes