California Roots Music And Arts Festival Release Huge 2023 Lineup Featuring Wu-Tang Clan, Shaggy, Dirty Heads, Cypress Hill, And Many More

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The 12th Annual Cali Roots will return to Monterey, California, on May 25-28, 2023, to the grounds where modern American music festivals were born (Monterey County Fairgrounds, the home of Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 and forever home to Monterey Jazz Festival). Legendary hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan, the rollicking ska-punk band, The Interrupters, and Mr. Boombastic himself, Shaggy, will make their Cali Roots debut on the very stage where Jimi Hendrix famously set his guitar on fire. Additionally, the festival will see the return of mainstay favorites Dirty Heads, Hirie, Atmosphere, Cypress Hill, Iration, SOJA, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Dispatch, and Sublime with Rome. Stay tuned for two more headliners to be announced early next year.

Limited Early Bird 3-day and 4-day tickets will go on sale Monday, November 7th, at 10 am PST.

Cali Roots 2023 Lineup:


*Thursday headliner to be announced*, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Atmosphere, SOJA, Katchafire, Dub Inc, Mihali, Mykal Rose + Subatomic Sound System, Anuhea, Thrive 


Wu-Tang Clan, Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, Steel Pulse, Common Kings, The Interrupters, L.A.B., Maoli, Jesse Royal, Lila Iké, Surfer Girl, Joe Samba, Kyle Smith, Soulwise 


*Saturday headliner to be announced*, Shaggy, Collie Buddz and Friends, Hieroglyphics feat. Del the Funky Homosapien,  Gentleman, Hirie, Ozomatli feat. Chali 2na and Cut Chemist, Alborosie, BadFish, Kes, The Skints, The Hip Abduction, Little Stranger, Cydeways 


Dirty Heads, Iration, Dispatch, Kolohe Kai, Matisyahu, The Movement, Natiruts, The Elovaters, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Denm, Thee Sacred Souls, Shwayze, KBong and Johnny Cosmic, Tunnel Vision, B Foundation, The Rudians 

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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