For the past 10 years, the California Roots Music and Arts Festival has delivered top tier reggae and roots music to thousands of fans to showcase music, community, and culture in Monterey, California. The event has garnered critical acclaim and coverage from national media outlets including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Pollstar, and Pitchfork.
The 10th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival has announced their second round of artists. Joining an already impressive lineup are scene favorites Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Pepper, Collie Buddz, The Green, and Alborosie. Making their debuts at the event are Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, UB40 feat. Ali & Astro, Kabaka Pyramid, The Elovaters, and Roots of a Rebellion. Also a special Matisyahu set performing the set list from his classic Live at Stubbs album rounds out the announcement.
Tune into "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" tonight on CBS at 11:35/10:35c to catch Ben and Charlie performing their latest single, "Found The One," from their upcoming album "No Mercy In This Land."
ICYMI, visit Ben's Facebook to replay live sessions from this week, including "The New York Times - Times Talks", "Paste Studio Sessions", "Billboard Live" and "BUILD Series."
Once a blues festival closing off the famed Beale Street, Beale Street Music Festival has outgrown its downtown setting and and for the past few years located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Now ranked in Fest300's list of the worlds best festivals, the live music is diverse and the best bang for your buck in the midwest, if not the country.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will be debuting songs from their forthcoming album "Call It What It Is" tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!! Tune in on ABC at 11:35/10:35c. Check local listings for details.
"Pink Balloon" will premiere on Billboard.com tomorrow and will be available to download instantly when you pre-order on iTunes http://smarturl.it/
Ben Harper has teamed with renowned harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite to create Get Up!, a piercing song-cycle of struggle and heart, slated for release by Stax Records/Concord Music Group on January 29th, 2013.
Twiin Productions--the event producers of the WEST BEACH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, one of America’s only beach festivals--has confirmed several additions to its music line-up. BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, DONAVON FRANKENREITER, THE BRAVERY and BASSNECTAR are the new additions to the three-day event--Friday, September 18, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2009 in Santa Barbara, CA.
With just three weeks until Colorado's second annual Mile High Music Festival, today festival organizers announce the weekend's performance schedule. Five stages will host 50 bands during the two-day festival, with music beginning at 11:15 am each day and going until 2 am on Saturday and 12:30 am on Sunday. Mile High Music Festival has also unveiled the 2009 Site Map. Visit www.milehighmusicfestival.com for complete details and to purchase tickets.