The Pier: Meet N Greets @ Cali-Roots

The Pier: Meet N Greets @ Cali-Roots

The Pier is proud to announce that we will be the official Meet N Greet hosts for the 4th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival. This is our second year in a row hosting the Meet N Greets & we’re excited to share this year’s lineup of bands & Meet N Greet times, so lets check it out…

First we want to make it very clear that this is NOT an extra cost or VIP deal, but 100% out in the open & being held at The Pier Booth. We’re very excited to provide this for those in attendance and grateful of the folks behind Cali-Roots to enable this opportunity, not just for us, but for all of you!

The Meet N Greets Line Up:
We have the first Meet N Greet for the weekend at 4:00pm friday with Rebelution sharing their Peace of Mind & as they’re leaving, Dirty Heads will be rolling up at 5:15pm to show their love to the crowd, followed by Fortunate Youth who will close out Friday at 6:15pm!

5 of the weekend’s 11 Meet N Greets will be Saturday, starting at 2:00pm with The Green followed by The Expendables at 3:15pm. Then Natural Vibrations will be spreading their ALOHA at 4:30pm & YES, Slightly Stoopid agreed to also meet with the fans as they will be on a strict 5:30pm – 6:00pm session, so first come, first serve! Ballyhoo! will close out Saturday night with all of you Hooligans & maybe you can ask them questions about their upcoming album!

Storyteller, Mike Pinto will kick off the day at 4:00pm to meet with fans, followed by the re-surging Stick Figure at 5:30pm. Lastly, fans will get to meet Katchafire as they will close out the Meet N Greet weekend at 6:30pm.

Meet N Greets: What To Expect…
Fans will line up to meet the artists sitting behind The Pier booth. You will have the opportunity to get autographs and have your picture taken with the group by one of our fantastic Pier Photographers. Because this is out in the open during a sold out weekend festival, we just ask that you don’t hold up the line by asking to pose in photos with your own camera. This will hold up the line & we want as many of you to meet the artists as possible.

So we will not be allowing fans to pose with artists using their own cameras. It’s a small compromise that we hope you all understand & respect, considering the traffic & time retraints.

The good news is, our photographers will email you a link to download your high quality / professional photo with the artists. We also went ahead & printed 11×17 Pier Posters for you to have for FREE, as something extra for the artists to sign! First come, first serve on the FREE posters & be sure to bring your own items to have ready for the band to sign! T-shirts, Albums, Posters, Shirts etc

The Pier Booth @ Cali-Roots:
The Pier booth will be centrally located right next to the Cali-Roots booth. At our booth, aside from the awesome Meet N Greets we’ll be hosting, we’ll also have Pier T-Shirts & Compilation CDs for sale, a long with a ton of FREE Pier Stickers & the aforementioned 11×17 Posters.

We’ll have Pier T-Shirts in colors Black & White, Sizes Small thru XXL & they will be for sale for $15.00. We also have limited Sense Boardwear Acoustic Compilation CDs available for $5.00 or FREE when you buy a Pier T-Shirt!

Either way, please stop by The Pier booth to say hi! We want to meet as many of you as possible as we appreciate the love & support you’ve shown our website for YEARS!

Artist Signature Challenge:
Is anyone down for the Artists signature-challenge?

We want to see which one of you fans would be interested in buying a Pier T-shirt and getting as many artists from the festival to sign it! We’ll have one of our photo-journalists tracking your quest for as many signatures on your Pier Shirt to put in an article following the festival.

If you’re interested in participating in this challenge, email:

Huge thanks to Dan Sheehan & Jeff Monser & the Cali-Roots staff for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful festival! Another huge thanks to Bryan Harding Illustrations for providing his wonderful graphic design work on the posters, stickers & media for this Meet N Greeet!

See as many of you as possible at Cali-Roots!

Related Links:
Behind The Curtain: California Roots Festival
Rootfire’s Progressive Roots Volume 001
Live: 3rd Annual Cali-Roots Festival 2012

The Pier Family

Check out the 2013 Cali Roots Mix Tape courtesy of DJ Marko

Video: Cali Roots 2011 Music & Arts Festival. Check out Pier Shout outs at :26, 13:49, 14:30-14:47, 19:02 from Rebelution, Seedless, Mystic Roots, Iration & more! So much love for Bulldog Media for putting this together from 2011!