California Roots Music and Arts Festival Announces May 2022 date


The California Roots Music & Arts Festival announced today that they are moving their 2021 event to May 2022, due to the ongoing public health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The premier reggae, roots, and hip hop festival is also expanding to four days, officially kicking off on Thursday, May 26, 2022. The additional day features Dirty Heads headlining alongside Fortunate Youth, Alborosie, and more. The stellar four day lineup includes Cali Roots favorites Rebelution, Atmosphere, Chronixx, and Damian Marley returning with debut performances from Sean Paul, Ice Cube and Sublime With Rome. Artist lineup and day by day breakdown is listed below with more artists to be announced. Tickets go on sale on January 25, 2021.

Dan Sheehan, Co-Producer states, “The past year has been very challenging, giving many of us more time to reflect on what’s important. The Cali Roots community is amazing, supportive, and made clear on how much this festival means to them. That is why we are committed to returning in 2022 for the strongest Cali Roots to date, including an additional day of music.” He adds, “To everyone that has stuck by us, bought our merch, or sent positive messages our way, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are dedicated to producing another unforgettable event and are counting the days until we are together again.”

All 2021 tickets will be honored for Cali Roots 2022. Ticket holders that have questions or concerns can contact for more details.

Thursday Lineup
Dirty Heads
Fortunate Youth

Friday Lineup
J Boog
Trevor Hall
Tarrus Riley
The Movement

Saturday Lineup
Headliner TBD
Sean Paul
Tribal Seeds
The Green
Collie Buddz
The Expanders
Iya Terra

Sunday Lineup
Damian Marley
Ice Cube
Sublime With Rome
Common Kings
Mike Love
Through The Roots

California Roots Music and Arts Festival 2022
New Dates: Thursday, May 26, 2022 – Sunday, May 29, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT
Venue: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
Address: 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: Varies
Age restrictions: All Ages