Cali Roots Chronicles

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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2017 Cali Roots Non-Profit Partners

California Roots Festival is proud to partner with these amazing Non-Profit Organization that our changing our world for the better. Guitars Not Guns Using music as a catalyst Guitars Not Guns encourages children and teens to use their creativity to foster personal...

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Joe Wilson Bulldog Media Cali Roots Song Interview

Joe Wilson Bulldog Media Interview with Caliroots: Q: When setting out to creating a Cali Roots Video, what is your goal? A: My goal is create a song and video that captures the true artist and fan experience at the festival. We are so fortunate to be able to be a...

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2017 Redwood Passes are SOLD OUT!

California Roots partnered with Lyte to give our fans a way to get tickets after sell out. All tickets are issued by our ticketing provider, Eventbrite. Visit the Cali Roots Ticket Exchange now! HOW DOES IT WORK? The California Roots Official Fan Ticket Exchange...

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Interview with RFFI

This year California Roots has partnered with the Redwood Forest Foundation (www.rffi.org), to plant 800 new redwood seedlings. Check out our interview with RFFI, it will give you a little more information about the organization, the importance of a community...

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CaliRoots and RFFI Plants 800 Trees!

The California Roots Music & Arts Festival (Cali Roots) is one of the leading reggae and roots festival’s in the world. In 2016, the festival’s seventh year, Cali Roots sold out the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, greeting eleven thousand festival goers...

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I Wish This Would Last Forever

“I know this won’t last forever But I wish this would last forever” - Eric Rachmany, Rebelution Photos: Gary Churchill and Sean McCracken Photography, Stage Media Now that California Roots came and went, most of us are back to our regular routines and normal lives. As...

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So High from Cali Roots 2016

Contrary to the popular stereotype of being an island girl with locs, I did not smoke any weed at the California Roots Festival. I know, but truth be told, I didn't have to. Not because there was more than enough spliff in the air to do so, but because there were so...

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The Greatest Weekend Of The Year

Now that California Roots 2016 is over, it is time for the sad moment after everyone has returned back to their routines to think about the fun and good times they were having last weekend. This weekend is especially bittersweet because it will be full of fresh...

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Are you a cannabis card-holding member?

In true, Friday before the 3-day weekend fashion, my friend Crishna and I left the too cool for school, tech-inspired vibe in Silicon Valley for a mini-road trip. After what was supposed to be a 1.5 hour drive, 3 hours later, we arrived for Day 1 of the California...

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Feeling Like a Kid Again

It's not easy to single out one moment that defines a Music Festival like California Roots. Thousands of fans moving across the fairgrounds, a pink flamingo rising above the crowd, insane solo performances, banners flowing from flagpoles and backpacks. The energy is...

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Fire On the Horizon – Stick Figure’s Magical Moment

  If you were in The Bowl today when Stick Figure played then you felt it - the sound of a band hitting an ultimate pinnacle and sending out a storm of positivity throughout the entire festival. It was absolutely one of the defining moments of the weekend here,...

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The Inspiration Lives On

California Roots amazed me. I went into the festival on Friday morning, not knowing what to expect. Instantly as I entered the gates I was greeted by other Cali roots attendees and felt welcomed in a place that I knew was going to amazing. As the bands started to play...

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