The ninth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 25-27, 2018. To celebrate, California Roots is bringing back a second volume of their popular vinyl release series begun in 2017. The limited edition vinyl album has a unique splatter design, mixing four colors and housed in a gatefold jacket spread. The album features songs from artists on this year’s line-up, including an exclusive unreleased song from Slightly Stoopid.
The second day of Coachella 2018 began much more pleasant and organized than the first. An armada of buses awaited festival goers at each of the myriad bus stops in contrast to a shortage of transportation the first day. A small of army of security personnel sorted through the personal belongings of the masses efficiently, getting people through the gates as quickly as possible.
The first day of Coachella 2018 began as a frustrating experience for many. The biggest Coachella ever suffered from growing pains that taxed every corner of the infrastructure. Hour-long lines greeted people at will call. Another 90-minute wait to get on the shuttle followed. Then a 30 plus minute trek through security before finally entering the massively expanded festival grounds. Once inside there were long lines for bathrooms, food, drinks and even identification checks to buy drinks.
Highlighted by spirited headlining performances by The Devil Makes Three (Saturday), The Infamous Stringdusters (Friday), and Railroad Earth (Sunday), there was a profound additional component to this year’s WinterWonderGrass Tahoe. The weather. Before turning all sunny on Sunday, Friday and Saturday’s proceedings included periodic showers of snow, graupel (look it up), and a little rain.
After a 3-year hiatus, the OC Music Festival (OCMF), announces the schedule for the popular weekend music and camping festival held at Irvine Lake in Orange, CA May 4-6th. Expanding from a two (2) day (Friday & Saturday) event to a three (3) event (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) for 2018, the OC Music Festival will feature the best jam and improvisational bands from Southern California on two stages.
2018 OC Music Festival Line-Up
CUBENSIS (Grateful Dead Experience)
June Lake, California
June Lake Jam Fest is an annual event held the weekend after Labor Day each year. Besides providing a quality music event for community members and visitors to Mono County, it is also a fundraiser to support music programs for Mono County school students.
As one of the most vibrant cities in the cannabis industry, Denver’s most anticipated three-day block party and music festival returns for its second year. 420 On The Block comes to Downtown Denver’s Fox Street Compound, a nonprofit resource and arts center, from Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd, bringing Action Bronson, Matisyahu, Break Science, and more together for a celebration of Colorado’s cannabis culture on the biggest holiday for cannabis enthusiasts.