Cali Roots Chronicles

A Look Back at Day 2

By: Allie Adams, Bulldog Media Saturday is the day where you sort of settle into the festival and start to feel comfortable navigating your way around the grounds. You (hopefully, though I’m not holding my breath) got a good night’s sleep cozied up in your sleeping...

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A Look Back at Day 1

By: Allie Adams, Bulldog Media The 9th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival kicked off exactly two weeks ago to the day and I cannot believe how quickly the time has passed. It felt like those five days I spent at the Monterey County Fairgrounds happened in...

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Cali Roots – Day 1 Recap

"We set our blogging intern Caemen Amelio free on the first day of the fest, and this is what he wrote about his experience!" By: Caemen Amelio The 9th annual California Roots Festival kicked off on May 25 at the fairgrounds in Monterey, CA. As soon as the gates...

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2018 Song Writing Winner

Contest Finalists Light Em Up More info > Bach Thought More info > Fluid Foundation More info > Highest Conspiracy More info...

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Cali Roots 2018

By: Brendan Clemente It’s around this time every year that I start thinking about the gorgeous drive up the coast, the stunning ocean views, the majestic golden hills surrounding me on all sides, and breathing in that first breath of crisp, refreshing, Monterey Bay...

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Message from Lindsay – Caliroots Volunteer Coordinator

I absolutely love working with volunteers! This year we had an extraordinary group of volunteers, that worked harmoniously together throughout the weekend. I truly believe that volunteers are the heart and soul of any event. Why is that? Because they are this group of...

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Setting The Bar

By: Natali Mejia Today was the day that I officially became a first time Cali Roots Festival attendee. As an inexperienced festival goer, I can safely say that today has set the bar extremely high for all future musical endeavors that may enter my path. Cali Roots has...

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Cali Roots Recap & Photo Gallery Day 3

By: Allie Adams of Bulldog Media That’s a wrap! My legs are sore and my shoulders are sunburned, but it was all worth it to experience the epic-ness of the last day of Cali Roots. The night closed out with mind-blowing back-to-back performances by Thievery Corporation...

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Goonies never say die….

By: Martin Salzmann I have a buddy from Middle School that I don't get to see very often.  We used to play tag in the forest, ride bikes along the beach, and skateboard at the grocery store parking lot.  In High School we moved to different cities and we only got to...

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Cali Roots Recap and Photo Gallery Day 2

By: Allie Adams of Bulldog Media Day 2 at Cali Roots was truly a gift from the festival gods. The weather was beautiful and the music was real; yesterday we had Tribal Theory, Unified Highway, the Darenots, Tyrone’s Jacket, Easy Star All Stars, Rising Appalachia,...

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Stick Figure Makes 10,000 People Smile

By: Brendan Clemente On Thursday night we were standing outside our campground at Cali Roots, the air heavy with anticipation for the amazing weekend of music and friends ahead. We were laughing and chatting when KBong from Stick Figure drove in, smile as big as ever....

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Cali Roots Recap and Photo Gallery Day 1

By: Allie Adams of Bulldog Media Yesterday was literally the best first day of a festival ever. There was so many smiling faces, both familiar and new. The vibes were high and the Summer of Love theme was everywhere, from the dressed up flower children to the loving...

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Why Is California Roots So Special?

By: Brenden Clemente “It’s not where but who you're with that really matters.” As I stood outside our freshly set tent and the cool Monterey breeze blew through the trees, one of our camping neighbors came up to introduce himself. “This is our first year at Cali...

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California Roots – Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By: Brendan Clemente The first time someone asked me to go to California Roots, I said, “I really want to - that lineup is insane. But I can’t afford a trip up to Monterey right now.” “C’mon”, my friend said, “Since when do you choose money over an experience you’ll...

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