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California Roots Music Festival: Bringing Music and Art to Monterey





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If there’s one festival to look forward to attending this year, it’s the California Roots Music and Art Festival 2016 (Cali Roots). Whether you’re a cannabis lover or just in love with great music, this festival has been all about positive vibes, music and fun since its inaugural year in 2013. Since then, the festival has continued to grow in size, even adding a live stream for Cali Roots lovers around the world who can’t attend in person. This year, the festival will be just as spectacular, giving festivalgoers tons of entertaining activities to engage in as it works with non-profit organizations to spread the positive energy and one-ness inspired by music.

Since its first year, Cali Roots has done its best to provide fans with some of the best up and coming and headlining musical acts. This year’s festival will include a stellar line-up with performers like Pepper, Damien Marley, Atmosphere, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Tribal Seeds and so many more hitting the stage over the weekend.

Although music is the main reason fans come to Cali Roots each year, the festival also offers a ton of accommodations that add to its welcoming vibe. Working with the non-profit environment and social awareness organization, REVERB, Cali Roots will be offering free water refill stations to help fans stay hydrated throughout the day (fans can bring their own refillable water bottle or donate $15 for one that will go towards environmental and social organizations associated with the festival). Cali Roots has also teamed up with Sierra Nevada Brewing to give festivalgoers access to Hoppy Roots IPA. Not only is this beer exclusive to Cali Roots, it contains less alcohol by content, creating a tasty and responsible drinking experience for beer lovers.

In between the countless awesome musical performances, fans are invited to enjoy live painting sessions and scope out secret performances, accessible only with the help of the Cali Roots mobile app. Not to mention that when the festival is done for the day, attendees can enjoy after-parties and the fest’s “After Dark Lounge” to keep the party going. It’s a comfy spot for festivalgoers to relax in after a long day in the sun and will include comfy pillows, tea service, LED/Fire dancers and more!

Cali Roots is a pretty big deal, and it’s well-known for going above and beyond to create a positive, warm and exciting experience for fans. Because of this, Cali Root’s popularity continues to double each year, with tickets selling out many weeks in advance. This is that “what are you waiting for?” moment where you should immediately order tickets to this year’s hottest festival!



WHAT: California Roots Music and Arts Festival.

WHEN/WHERE: Fri, May 27-Sun, May 29. Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd., Monterey, 93940.

INFO: Tickets are $85+, for more information visit

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