Compared to 2017’s recently announced lineup, last year’s California Roots Music Festival roster seems shitty as fuck.
Occurring May 26, 27, and 28 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center, this year’s festival features a range of acts that are more varied than what you’d expect from this traditionally roots- and reggae-leaning event, which was headlined last year by Rebelution and Tribal Seeds.
Perhaps the most surprising act on this year’s lineup is platinum and Grammy Award-nominated rapper Nas, who despite being an emcee has somehow topped this year’s California Roots’ bill. Other pleasant surprises include Thievery Corporation and Jurassic 5.
In terms of not-so-surprising picks, the lineup includes Dirty Heads, Soja, Iration, John Brown’s Body, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, and at least a dozen others.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased here.