The California Roots Music & Arts Festival has moved its annual event from May 22-24 to Oct. 9-11 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. According to the festival, 99% of its original lineup plans to return on the rescheduled dates with headlining appearances from Damian Marley, Rebelution, Stick Figure, Sean Paul, Ice Cube, Atmosphere, Chronixx, Sublime with Rome and many more.
The California festival has partnered with Ineffable Records to release 21 never-before-heard tracks from artists from the Cali Roots scene called Cali Roots Riddim 2020. Starting Friday with Collie Buddz’ "Hold Firm," a new song from the project will drop on all digital music platforms with the full project coming out on May 22, the original kick off date for Cali Roots 2020.
"As we continue to deal with these unprecedented circumstances, we want to thank our community for being so patient. We hope that the release of 'Cali Roots Riddim 2020' will keep fans quenched with new music as we all wait a bit longer to enjoy our annual weekend together," said Cali Roots co-producer and Ineffable partner Dan Sheehan in a release. "The project is exciting, as we are the first festival to launch its own 'riddim.'"