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    Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:42:43

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    Time to get your reggae on!

    The 2nd annual California Roots: The Carolina Sessions Festival will take place at Battleship Park in Wilmington, NC from September 13-14, 2014.

    The impressive lineup includes 19 bands all making their debut to The Carolina Sessions Festival including headliners Matisyahu and Rebelution. This past May, The California Roots Music and Arts Festival at the historic Monterey County Fairgrounds drew record attending crowds and brought the progressive U.S. Reggae scene to international acclaim.

    Festival Director Dan Sheehan enthusiastically states, "The success of our West Coast flagship festival exceeded all of our expectations this year! We work year-round on Cali Roots and we put a ton of pressure on ourselves to deliver the best experience for everyone involved - fans, staff, bands, and volunteers. We've set the bar really high & that pushes us to keep growing and evolving. The Carolina Sessions is like Cali Roots' younger brother - it's got a lot of the same characteristics as Cali Roots, but is still seeking it's own path in the world, learning from experiences, finding its own identity. We intend on bringing the same good Cali vibes with us to North Carolina with a little east coast twist!"

    California Roots: The Carolina Sessions seamlessly combines music, art and environmental consciousness to create an atmosphere of unity, peace and creative flow. From the bands and artists that grace the stages, to the beautiful setting of Battleship Park overlooking downtown Wilmington, NC and the Cape Fear River, every aspect of the festival has been planned to make for the most positive experience for each and every fan.

    Based on the success of last year's inaugural Carolina Sessions festival, organizers listened to many fans suggest that more bands would make for an even better experience this time around and added a second day. With double the bands on two stages over the course of a weekend, tickets are already going quickly.

    Last year the first California Roots: The Carolina Sessions festival made a strong and positive mark on the Wilmington entertainment scene, as well as on the East Coast reggae scene. Cali Roots has become a staple reggae festival on the West Coast in the last several years, and Carolina Sessions is following a similar path.

    The essence of the festival was expertly captured in the official 17-minute mini movie.

    Watch it below.

    California Roots: The Carolina Sessions Full Lineup:

    • Matisyahu
    • Rebelution
    The Expendables
    Collie Buddz
    J Boog
    Stick Figure
    Rootz Underground
    • Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad
    B-Side Players
    Pacific Dub
    Three Legged Fox
    The Hip Abduction
    • Sun Dried Vibes

    Admission price varies and it's all ages.

    Who is enjoying Cali (and reggae) in North Cackalacka?

    For more info, visit californiarootsfestival.com.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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