California Roots Music & Arts Festival Announces 2018 First Round Lineup


The ninth annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival will take place May 25 – 28 at Monterey County Fair And Event Center in Monterey, California. Organizers of the long-running event have unveiled the first round of acts set to play California Roots ’18.

Slightly Stoopid, 311 and J Boog lead the list of California Roots ’18 acts revealed today. Steel Pulse, Chronixx, Alpha Blondy, Mike Love and Hirie are also among those confirmed to perform at the Memorial Day Weekend event. Check out the full list of first round 2018 artists below.

“Our first round of 2018 artists definitely is a statement on how far our scene has grown. Returning and established artists like Slightly Stoopid and 311 continue to release next level music, while building fans from generation to generation. Artists who we believed in early on are now receiving GRAMMY nominations including J Boog and Raging Fyah and international stars including Steel Pulse and Alpha Blondy will bring their global vibes to Cali Roots. We also have some returning fan favorites with Chronixx, Mike Love, Hirie, The Holdup, and New Kingston together with artists making their Cali Roots debut like Sammy Johnson and The Ries Brothers,” said festival Co-Producer Dan Sheehan in a statement. “With more artist announcements to come, I can’t wait to share what we have in store for our fans in 2018.”

Limited Early Bird 3-Day tickets go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. PT via the festival’s website.

Watch the lineup announcement video:

California Roots Music & Arts Festival 2018 Initial Lineup

  • Slightly Stoopid
  • 311
  • J Boog
  • Steel Pulse
  • Chronixx
  • Alpha Blondy
  • Hirie
  • Mike Love
  • The Holdup
  • Sammy Johnson
  • Raging Fyah
  • New Kingston
  • The Ries Brothers