Toppa Top 10: Top Ten Summertime Festivals

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May 23, 2013

8. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (Boonville, Calif.; June 21-23)

Two hours south of Reggae on the Riverโ€”and two hours north of San Franciscoโ€” is the Mendocino County Fairgrounds, site of the rugged Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Headlining this year are Damian and Stephen Marley; supporting acts include SOJA, Marcia Griffiths, Max Romeo, U-Roy, Leroy Sibbles, Protoje, Hollie Cook/Prince Fatty, Sister Carol, Cornel Campbell and Gappy Ranks. Legendary U.K. soundsystem Jah Shaka also makes a rare U.S. appearance; other sounds holding down selections “in the dancehall” include Downbeat the Ruler and Italy’s Gaudi.