CALIROOTS NEWS

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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,...

read more

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....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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 each day....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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, as the...

read more

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...

read more

Cali Roots Love Song

The Story Behind the Cali Roots Love Song I moved across the country from New Hampshire to find my dreams in California almost a decade ago, not quite knowing what to expect from it all. I never imagined I’d be sharing the same stage as artists like Slightly Stoopid,...

read more

A New Movement in Music

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." - E.B. White Some food for thought during the music and arts festival this weekend... we always have a choice...

read more

Reggae Inspired Me To Find My Calling

As a photographer, I have had the opportunity to photograph a variety of subjects and types of photography. My photography career began with cars and family photoshoots. I loved photography, still do however, it took me a while to find my calling. Although I loved...

read more

The 2016 California Roots Blogger Team

Introducing the California Roots 2016 Blogger Team. Each of these incredible writers will be giving an in-depth look into the site and sounds of the festival. Capturing their experience at the festival for you to enjoy! Jordan Couey: Jordan graduated from San Diego...

read more

Interview with Slogan Design

Every year we sit down and come up with a plan for the festival. An important part of the festival has been the festival poster. The festival poster is our signature on the festival. We are continually working to refresh and re-imagine. The artist behind the...

read more

Extra! Extra! Three Days to go!

So far we have seen one-third of the California Roots line up?! And in just a few short days we will be revealed with the 2nd Artist Announcement. It is hard to believe how slow and how fast time is going by. On one hand, we left the fairgrounds what seems like only a...

read more

The History of the Monterey Fairgrounds

Monterey County Fair and Event Center, formerly the Monterey Fairgrounds, has been actively hosting events since 1935. The historic grounds has hosted a plethora of AMAZING musical acts. The most famous event of Monterey's history is the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967....

read more

See The Line Up First!

We are so excited for the upcoming 2nd Artist Announcement on Friday, November 13, 2015. How AWESOME would it be if you were one of the FIRST people to see the announcement? Now is your chance! All you have to do is sign up to the California Roots Artist Announcement...

read more

California Roots: It’s About The Feeling

By: Brendan Clemente Jacob Hemphill of SOJA couldn’t have summed up my thoughts and feelings about California Roots any better when he said, ‘This festival--California Roots--is the best music festival in the U.S.’ But before you jump in to defend or compare other...

read more

Delicious Food & Drink

The delicious food and drink found at California Roots Festival. The vendors are set to be the best ever! Check back soon to see the amazing Craft and Food vendors for 2016

read more

Amazing Line up

The 2016 Line up promises to deliver another incredible Cali Roots Experience! Check out the current Lineup page. There are more artist to be announced soon!

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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,...

read more

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....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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 each day....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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, as the...

read more

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...

read more

Cali Roots Love Song

The Story Behind the Cali Roots Love Song I moved across the country from New Hampshire to find my dreams in California almost a decade ago, not quite knowing what to expect from it all. I never imagined I’d be sharing the same stage as artists like Slightly Stoopid,...

read more

A New Movement in Music

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." - E.B. White Some food for thought during the music and arts festival this weekend... we always have a choice...

read more

Reggae Inspired Me To Find My Calling

As a photographer, I have had the opportunity to photograph a variety of subjects and types of photography. My photography career began with cars and family photoshoots. I loved photography, still do however, it took me a while to find my calling. Although I loved...

read more

The 2016 California Roots Blogger Team

Introducing the California Roots 2016 Blogger Team. Each of these incredible writers will be giving an in-depth look into the site and sounds of the festival. Capturing their experience at the festival for you to enjoy! Jordan Couey: Jordan graduated from San Diego...

read more

Interview with Slogan Design

Every year we sit down and come up with a plan for the festival. An important part of the festival has been the festival poster. The festival poster is our signature on the festival. We are continually working to refresh and re-imagine. The artist behind the...

read more

Extra! Extra! Three Days to go!

So far we have seen one-third of the California Roots line up?! And in just a few short days we will be revealed with the 2nd Artist Announcement. It is hard to believe how slow and how fast time is going by. On one hand, we left the fairgrounds what seems like only a...

read more

The History of the Monterey Fairgrounds

Monterey County Fair and Event Center, formerly the Monterey Fairgrounds, has been actively hosting events since 1935. The historic grounds has hosted a plethora of AMAZING musical acts. The most famous event of Monterey's history is the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967....

read more

See The Line Up First!

We are so excited for the upcoming 2nd Artist Announcement on Friday, November 13, 2015. How AWESOME would it be if you were one of the FIRST people to see the announcement? Now is your chance! All you have to do is sign up to the California Roots Artist Announcement...

read more

California Roots: It’s About The Feeling

By: Brendan Clemente Jacob Hemphill of SOJA couldn’t have summed up my thoughts and feelings about California Roots any better when he said, ‘This festival--California Roots--is the best music festival in the U.S.’ But before you jump in to defend or compare other...

read more

Delicious Food & Drink

The delicious food and drink found at California Roots Festival. The vendors are set to be the best ever! Check back soon to see the amazing Craft and Food vendors for 2016

read more

Amazing Line up

The 2016 Line up promises to deliver another incredible Cali Roots Experience! Check out the current Lineup page. There are more artist to be announced soon!

read more

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