3. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (Boonville, Calif.; June 20-22)
The lineup at this year’s Sierra Nevada World Music Festival at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds is a huge one with Shaggy, Barrington Levy, Sly and Robbie, Mykal Rose, Tarrus Riley, Bitty McLean, Horace Andy, U-Roy, John Holt, Chuck Fenda, Horace Andy, Josey Wales, Kabaka Pyramid, the Tamlins, Derrick Morgan and Morgan Heritage all set to take a stage. Whew. That’s a lot. The performance we’re most hyped on, though, is the rare U.S. appearance by Hollie Cook. Our 2011 New Artist of the Year is about to drop a mammoth album in Twice, and this one of only two performances she’s doing in support in the U.S.