Toppa Top 10: The Top Ten Summertime Festivals

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May 23, 2014

10. California Roots Music and Arts Festival (Monterey, Calif; May 23-25)
PHOTO: Alex Geller

True to its name, the California Roots Music and Art Festival held at northern Cali’s Monterey County Fairgrounds is heavy on U.S. reggae bands from its home state (Rebelution, Iration) and beyond (SOJA). This year, the three-day festival’s fifth edition, also includes a nice selection of Jamaican acts including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse, along. Los Rakas, Alborosie, J Boog and New Kingston also perform. This one kicks off the festival season this Memorial Day Weekend, so if you’re out in Cali, get your tickets now.