THE VERY BEST
GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB
NATTALI RIZE + NOTIS
META + THE CORNERSTONES
KEITH & TEX
LA MISA NEGRA
IN THE DANCEHALL
MUNGO'S HI FI
COMANCHE HIGH POWER
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.
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.
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
Since 1987, Jamaican-born Junor
Francis has been hosting and
Reggae Connection" on the
non-profit KSPC 88.7 FM.
He can also be heard on the
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.
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
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.
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:
Peace. Love. Music.