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ARTISTS

JIMMY CLIFF
THIEVERY CORPORATION
STEEL PULSE
LUCIANO
THIRD WORLD
MAX ROMEO
COMMON KINGS
KEN BOOTHE
YELLOWMAN
BIG YOUTH
MELBOURNE SKA
ORCHESTRA

THE VERY BEST
GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB
NATTALI RIZE + NOTIS
JESSE ROYAL
STICK FIGURE
TAJ WEEKES
SOUL SYNDICATE
BIXIGA 70
META + THE CORNERSTONES
ADMIRAL TIBET
KEITH & TEX
B.B. SEATON
NO-MADDZ
BUSTAMENTO
HIRIE
THE ITALS
THE MELODIANS
MONTY MORRIS
RAS MUHAMAD
PENTATEUCH
JOSEPH ISRAEL
LA MISA NEGRA
HEMPRESS SATIVA
TAFARI

IN THE DANCEHALL

RORYSTONELOVE
BLACK DUB

MUNGO'S HI FI
COMANCHE HIGH POWER

FESTIVAL EMCEES

STEVE HEILIG
SPLIFF SKANKIN'
JUNOR FRANCIS
SWEET-T'

LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FRIDAY FESTIVAL HOURS
Gates open at 5:00pm
Music from 6:00pm - Midnight
Dancehall until 2:30am

SATURDAY FESTIVAL HOURS
Gates open at 10:00am
Music from 11:00am - Midnight
Dancehall until 2:30am

SUNDAY FESTIVAL HOURS
Gates open at 10:00am
Music from 11:00am - 10:00pm

CAMPING GATE HOURS
Friday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Camping Closes Monday at Noon



CAMPING IS FOR 3-DAY TICKET HOLDERS ONLY.


















COMMON KINGS
will be performing on
Friday, June 19th.



WELCOME TO SNWMF 2015...


PRESENTING THE EMCEES FOR SNWMF 2015
SNWMF is pleased to announce Steve "MC Rico" Heilig, Spliff Skankin', Junor Francis & Sweet-T as the festival MCs. for our 22nd annual summer solstice and peace celebration taking place June 19-21, 2015 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in Boonville, California.


Steve "MC Rico" Heilig
Steve Heilig is a longtime reggae and world music journalist, promoter, radio deejay, and enthusiast. While still in school, he began his music writing career with an interview with Bob Marley. For two decades, he was a critic and columnist for The BEAT, a leading world music publication, for which he interviewed such figures as Carlos Santana, Milton Nascimiento, Alton Ellis, Lee Scratch Perry, Gilberto Gil, Ijahman, Femi Kuti, Bob Andy, Burning Spear, Thomas Mapfumo, Mickey Hart, Ali Akbar Khan, Zakir Hussain, Baaba Maal, Jimmy Cliff, Bunny Wailer, and many more. He was also a volunteer and then staff member at Reggae On The River for many years, helping manage things backstage and onstage. He has attended and covered the SNWMF since the beginning. He's played drums for a number of relatively unknown musical outfits, although once very nervously sat in with the late Latin percussion legends Mongo Santamaria and Tito Puente in a funky restaurant in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.


Spliff Skankin'
Reggae music is life to this talented spinmaster and MC. Since the late 80’s, Spliff has been sharing his “go with the flow” reggae music mix with KPFA listeners as well as being renown on the club scene both as an MC and also as a resident DJ for Massive Sound International..
 


Junor Francis
Since 1987, Jamaican-born Junor Francis has been hosting and producing "The Reggae Connection" on the Claremont College-based, non-profit KSPC 88.7 FM.  He can also be heard on the Loyola Marymount University-based KXLU 88.9FM with "The Reggae Show." Whether as a Master of Ceremonies, a journalist or a radio personality, Junor is one of California's premier reggae historians.  He can often be found at festivals deeply entangled in intense interviews and discussions with reggae artists.  Whether reasoning with a living legend or a rising star, Junor is able to make a meaningful and significant 'reggae connection' with his deep knowledge of the music of Jamaica coupled with his unique insights into all the artists within the reggae fraternity.


Sweet-T
Tanesha, aka "Sweet-T" is the Owner/Host of the Rocksteady Reggae Radio Show, broadcasted live every Thursday night 7pm-10pm out of FCC Free Radio SF Studios. Sweet-T is definitely not new to being on air, while co-hosting a reggae show at Vallejo's Ozcat Radio 89.5fm she was quickly recognized as being "sassy & Free". This gave her the edge to personify how she presented the genre of music she so fell in love with to the world. After her stint at Ozcat Radio she decided to start her own reggae show that encompassed her bubbly personality as well as her love for music & her community; playing tunes from international & local artists/bands, to covering events, concerts, & festivals. For almost 3 years now she's been setting the airwaves on fyah with her famous random question interviews with artists such as Kymani Marley, Wayne Wonder, Luciano , Glen Washington, Louie Culture , Sammy Dread, Tarrus Riley, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Gappy Ranks, Hempress Sativa, Lady G, JBoog, & lots more. She's been a regular attending SNWMF for several years now, as well as attending as press for her radio show the last 2yrs. Rocksteady Reggae Radio is on FccFreeRadio.com Studio2B, live every Thursday 7pm-10pm pst..



SPOTLIGHT ON COMMON KINGS
PACIFIC ISLAND VIBES WILL BE IN FULL EFFECT ON FRIDAY NIGHT
Common Kings music is an array of head-rocking beats, relatable lyrics and feel-good vibes. Each of the band members' personality spills over into Common Kings sound, producing phenomenal pop hits infused with the boys' love of their Polynesian roots; rock, reggae, and R&B influences; and a live show that is as soothing as it is exhilarating.

The band, comprised of Bass Player Lui Kirimaua (Ivan), Lead Singer Sasualei Maliga (Junyer), Drummer Jerome Taito (Rome), and Lead Guitar Player Taumata Grey (Mata), forged a bond during a jam session at Ivan's house and Common Kings was born. The band name: a nod to the fact that the boys are both proud representatives of their home lands of Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Hawaii, and everyday guys from Orange County, California trying to live out their dreams.

And living a dream, they are!

In just two short years Common Kings compiled an impressive resume, including sold-out tour stops in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Guam, Tokyo, and Australia; an obsessive following of loyal fans; and over 7 million YouTube views of their independently produced hits: Alcoholic, Wade In Your Water, No Other Love, and Fly.

Even as an unsigned band, their star shone so brightly they garnered enough attention to open for mega recording artists like Brian McKnight and Fergie. Now on the cusp of their own international stardom, the guys maintain an attitude of humility and thankfulness for those who have been continued supporters and the utmost gratitude for those who are hearing their unique island spin on traditional pop music for the first time.

Last fall saw a meteoric rise in Common Kings' popularity as they participated in the Australia and New Zealand portion of Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience World Tour," the second highest-grossing concert tour of 2014.

Under the continued direction of Mr. Reed Entertainment and the additional tutelage of powerhouse management Melvin Brown Media Group, the stage is set for Common Kings to take their brand of pop/island music and R&B vocals from the South Pacific to the global stage- and there will be nothing common about it.

Common Kings is about to drop their first full length album "Hits & Mrs." any day now and be sure to catch their energetic performance when they hit the Valley Stage in Boonville on Friday night for their very first appearance at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.



LISTEN TO THE MUSIC OF COMMON KINGS



ONE-DAY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Single-Day Music Tickets to our 22nd annual summer solstice and world peace celebration are now available online and at select Independent Ticket Outlets. 1-Day tickets are $60 for Friday, $75 for Saturday and $70 for Sunday. Remember: camping is only for 3-day ticket holders. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult.



PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE OR VIA MAIL ORDER
To Purchase Tickets and Camping Online Click Here
Once again, SNWMF has teamed up with EventBrite for this year's online purchases, so you can now buy and print out your tickets right from your home!  

To Purchase Tickets and Camping Via Mail Order:
To purchase Advance Music Tickets and Car/SUV Camping Tickets, Please complete this form and send it, along with your check or money order, made payable to SNWMF, and a 49˘ stamp with your name & address printed legibly. No envelope needed.  Single-Day Music Tickets must be purchased online or at select Independent Ticket Outlets. Camping for Busses and RV's are sold out.

Mail to:
SNWMF 2015
PO Box 208
Ryde, CA  95680



SNWMF SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is looking for a few dedicated volunteers for this year. Volunteering is a great way to be a part of the festivities and to meet new friends ! If you're interested in volunteering, please email: snwmfvolunteer@gmail.com





Peace. Love. Music.