California Roots Music & Arts Festival Announces 2017 Second Round Lineup


The 8th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will be held at Monterey County Fair and Event Center in Monterey, California on May 26 – 28, 2017. Earlier this fall organizers revealed the first round of reggae and roots rock performers making up the lineup for next year’s Memorial Day Weekend event and today they have unveiled the second round.

Nas, SOJA, Iration, Stick Figure and Nahko And Medicine For The People are among the acts announced today. Protoje, Easy Star All Stars, Passafire, Yellowman, Jah9, RDGLDGRN, SIX60, Ballyhoo! and SYNRGY round out the second phase of the California Roots ’17 lineup. The acts revealed today join previously announced acts set to play the event such as Dirty Heads, Jurassic 5, Common Kings, Alborosie, Anthony B and Jesse Royal.

“We are extremely proud of the California Roots brand as we continue to grow into our eighth year,” said festival co-producer Dan Sheehan. “Adding Nas, one of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, is an honor and shows how Cali Roots spans genres all rooted in one vibe. With festival favorites, alongside new up and comers and classic artists, we are thrilled about 2017’s programming with even one more artist announcement to come.”

The third and final California Roots ’17 lineup announcement is due on January 10. Early bird tickets are on sale now here, while early advance and Redwood passes go up for grabs on December 7.

California Roots Music And Arts Festival Lineup

  • Nas
  • Dirty Heads
  • SOJA
  • Iration
  • Jurassic 5
  • Stick Figure
  • Nahko & Medicine For The People
  • Common Kings
  • Alborosie
  • Protoje
  • Anthony B
  • Passafire
  • Easy Star All Stars
  • Ballyhoo!
  • Jesse Royal
  • Mellow Mood
  • six60
  • Yellowman
  • Through The Roots
  • Jah9
  • Tribal Theory
  • Humble Soul
  • Iya Terra
  • The Late Ones
  • Synergy