Toppa Top 10: Top Ten Summertime Festivals

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May 15, 2012

7. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (Boonville, Calif.; June 22-24)

Two hours south of Reggae on the River in California’s Emerald Triangle, and two hours north of San Francisco, is the Mendocino County Fairgrounds, site of the rugged Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Jimmy Cliff headlines a lineup filled out with Third World, Israel Vibration, Sister Nancy, Johnny Osbourne and Linton Kwesi Johnson (with the Dennis Bovell Dub Band), among others, plus Stone Love and David Rodigan on the decks.