Cali-Roots ’15 Artist Announcement (Rnd. 1)

Cali-Roots ’15 Artist Announcement (Rnd. 1)


Releasing initial dates, details and a first round of tickets in early Sept, just a month later, California Root’s Presents Inc. has revealed the fist round of artists set to play the 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival


The 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will once again take place at the historic Monterey County Fairgrounds Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, 2015. Performing this year will be an array of top tier national talent, bringing in over 40,000 fans, gathering in the bay area to support
the progressive US Reggae movement.

The first round of artists revealed to be on this year’s line-up includes many talented musicians from around the nation, including San Diego’s own Slightly Stoopid! The Pier is very excited to see thousands of Stoopid-heads pack The Bowl, hanging out with one of their favorite bands as they rock and jam for the fist time on that signature stage.

To many fans’ excitement, booked at the upcoming festival are a couple bands whose performances were missed last year. None other than Tribal Seeds and Fortunate Youth. These bands both have a true following and The Pier could not be more happy to see them once again at California Roots.

Another band that has made a big impression on California Roots fans, and an act who will be returning this year is Nahko and Medicine For The People. After a inspirational and breathtaking performance at last year’s California Roots Festival, Nahko has been highly requested and discussed on social media. After a year of extensive festival performances, and tours across the globe, Nahko and Medicine For The People will be an act not to miss this year!

In a statement about this first round of artists announced to be on this years California Roots line-up Festival Co-Producer and Talent Buyer, Dan Sheehan explains, “We are thrilled and humbled about the success of the California Roots brand, but we have just touched the surface on how we are going to grow and expand. One of our goals is to continue to innovate and bring fresh takes on the music festival experience. We take pride in presenting an eclectic mix of expected and unexpected artists to 2015’s festival.”

To help grow their budding music scene, making their California Roots Festival debut appearance in 2015 will be the Hip-Hop stylings of G. Love and Special Sauce and Dilated Peoples, east coast Easy Star Records’ Dub-Rhythm-Reggae masters Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad and John Brown’s Body, as well as two solo artists that have been gaining notoriety with Trevor Hall and Mike Love.


Continuing his statement Sheehan adds, “Acts like underground hip-hop heroes, Dilated Peoples and hip-hop bluesman, G. Love, highlight our dedication to being a diverse and genre crossing festival that can’t be pigeon-holed.”

For a complete list of the artists that have been announced, please read below, or click here for a link to the Soundcloud Artist Playlist. Limited early bird 3-day tickets will go on sale Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Be sure to check back with us as the California Roots’ Round Two Artist Announcement will take place Wednesday, November 5, 2014, and the third round will happen Friday, December 5, 2014.

For more about California Roots Presents Inc., their events, or information about any of the artist performing at the 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival, check out the details listed below.

Round One Artist Line-Up Announcement:
Slightly Stoopid
Tribal Seeds
G. Love
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

California Roots Presents Inc. Links:
Cali Roots 2015 Facebook Event Page
California Roots Presents Inc. Website
California Roots Presents Inc. Facebook

Article By: Aaron Solomon

Watch: Slightly Stoopid – “No Cocaine” (Ft Tribal Seeds) [Live @ Cali-Roots ’13]