NEWSLETTER

SNWMF 2017

GENTLEMAN
TARRUS RILEY
CHRONIXX
CAPLETON
ANTHONY B
MACKA B
MELLOW MOOD
GAPPY RANKS
THE BLACK SEEDS
SINKANE
LAKOU MIZIK
RANKING JOE
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
THE SKINTS
EXCO LEVI
MARLA BROWN
GENERAL ROOTS
SARITAH
I-TAWEH
ARDEN PARK ROOTS
THE ELOVATERS

IN THE DANCE HALL

PAOLO BALDINI DUBFILES


MANY MORE ARTISTS TBA

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 - 12pm
Camping Closes Monday at Noon



CAMPING IS FOR 3-DAY TICKET HOLDERS ONLY.



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ADDITIONAL ARTISTS ADDED TO SNWMF 2017

SNWMF is pleased to announce that Macka B, Gappy Ranks, Sinkane, The Skints, Exco Levi, Saritah, Arden Park Roots and The Elovaters have been added to 'nice-up' our 24th annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, which takes place June 16, 17 and 18, 2017 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in the heart of Anderson Valley in Boonville, California.



 

 

MACKA B
England's Conscious Rastaman
Macka B is one of Britain's most influential dancehall toasters.  For more than 30 years, he has been fusing deep spiritual and political messages into his music, often with a twist of humor and lightheartedness. On his most recent album, the UK's 'Big Rastaman' asks why DJs 'Never Played a 45.' After an absence of many years, SNWMF is pleased to present Macka B to the good people of Boonville for his only California appearance this summer.




 

GAPPY RANKS
The Self-Proclaimed Grandson of Reggae
Born Jacob Williams in North London, he was nicknamed 'Gappy' due to the gap between his front teeth. In 2010, his first album "Put the Stereo On" was released by Greensleeves' Peckings subsidiary. Ranks was nominated for The 2010 Mobo Award in the 'Best Reggae Act' category. On his latest works, "Pon Di Lawn," Gappy pays homage to some of the biggest sound systems in reggae music.




 

SINKANE
A Seamless mix of Afropop & Electronic Sounds
Born Ahmed Gallab, Sinkane was raised in Sudan before his family fled to the United States when he was six years old. The band leader and musical director of the Nigerian Electro-Funk superstar band Atomic Bomb!, Sinkane released his sixth album "Life & Livin' It" earlier this year. The album blends styles including sub-Saharan pop, shoegaze, and afro-rock into what NPR describes as a sound that is, more than ever, that of a democratic band.




 

THE SKINTS
London's Rude Reggae, Ska & Dub Band
The Skints are a band of high school friends from London that Clash Music heralded as "the torchbearers for modern British reggae music." The band mixes reggae, ska, dub, punk rock, dancehall, soul, grime and hip hop into "music from Jamaica in a London style." 2012 saw the release of "Part & Parcel," which was produced by Prince Fatty. Their latest album "FM" surged on Billboard's reggae chart and this will be their debut performance at SNWMF.




 

EXCO LEVI
Canada's 4-Time JUNO Award Winner
Born Wayne Ford Levy, Exco Levi grew up in Clarendon, Jamaica before immigrating to Canada in 2005. With strong writing skills to complement his lyrical prowess and delivery, Exco is a determined artist with abilities that are bound to give him more and more recognition. He is on his way to becoming a household name, one synonymous with quality and musical excellence. This is an artist not to be missed at this year's festival!




 

GENERAL ROOTS
Good Friends With a Passion for Reggae
General Roots is one of the most exciting & versatile reggae acts in the UK. The band has built up a strong and loyal fan base over the last five years, putting on trademark high energy live shows that have proved to get anyone and everyone up on their feet moving and grooving. Last year, they released their debut album 'Walk Tall' which features a deep bass driven roots sound along with lovers rock, bouncing dancehall and heavy dubs.




 

SARITAH
Australia's Conscious Roots Songstress
Saritah is on a worldwide musical mission to uplift, inspire and heal. Bursting with an organic sound that is a refreshing and uniquely feminine weave of reggae, soul and acoustic inspired flavors, Saritah has a relentless passion for inspiring people to live their purpose and to follow their dreams. Playfully powerful, her infectious, beaming smile makes her a SNWMF favorite with live shows that are colorful celebrations of life.




 

ARDEN PARK ROOTS
Sacramento's Finest Reggae/Rock/Funk Band
Formed in 2007, Arden Park Roots have amassed quite a following throughout Sacramento and all of California. The 3-time Sacramento Area Music Award winning band released "Pipe Dreams," in 2011. The album made waves by mixing many styles to create a fresh new sound. Their latest musical offering: "Burning The Midnight Oil" was released to rave reviews & continues to grow in popularity with sales through iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.




 

THE ELOVATERS
From Boston to Boonville
The Elovaters are a Reggae /Funk band hailing from Boston, Massachusetts whose music brings to mind bands like UB40, The Police, Sublime, and John Brown's Body. In October 2016, The band headed to Washington, DC to record their debut album at the Lion & Fox Studios. The project, entitled "The Cornerstone," was just recently released and we are pleased that The Elovaters will be making their California debut at this year's festival.





ABOUT THIS YEAR'S ARTWORK


JAMAICAN DOCTER BIRD - By Justine Ward

This year's original art, created by Justine Ward, features the Jamaican Doctor Bird. It is said that the Doctor Bird is powerful magic. The ancient native people of Jamaica, the Arawaks, believed the God bird to be the reincarnation of dead souls. This elusive gossamer hummingbird is the national bird of Jamaica and lives no where in the world but the Island of Jamaica. Bad juju to anyone who harms even a tiny feather on its head.

"I looked at many photos of the Doctor Bird, the way their feathers look close up, Jamaican flowers and drew inspiration from spending time with my niece by my lily pond and the work of Escher. For me it represents the expression of how music at your festival makes people feel, the solstice and the gathering of people from all over the world. - Justine Ward



ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Advance 3-Day Music Tickets to SNWMF are now available Online and via Mail Order. Advance tickets will be available via mail order through June 5th or until sold out, whichever comes first, so order yours today! Advance 3-Day Tickets are $185.00 each. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by a paid adult.


 


LIMITED ON-SITE CAMPING TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

On-Site Camping Tickets to SNWMF 2017 for Cars/SUVs, Buses and RVs are now available for purchase online.  You must purchase camping tickets in advance if you want to camp on-site as camping will sell out. 

Vehicle Camping Tickets are $90.00 for cars/SUVs, and $225.00 for Bus/RVs (No Hookups). Camping tickets must be purchased online and will not be sold at our independent ticket outlets or via mail order.

Remember: Only one Camp space/ticket allowed per vehicle/Bus/RV. Every vehicle must have a vehicle camp ticket to enter campground. Camping is for 3-Day Music Ticket holders only, and each vehicle occupant must have a valid 3-Day Music Ticket to camp. Please visit snwmf.com for camping information and conditions.



PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
To purchase Music and Camping Tickets 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!

PURCHASE TICKETS VIA MAIL ORDER
To Purchase Early Bird Music Tickets to SNWMF 2017, please send your check or money order, made payable to SNWMF, to the address below along with a 47¢ stamp and your name & address printed legibly. No envelope needed. Camping tickets must be purchased Online.

Mail To:
SNWMF 2017
P.O. Box 208
Ryde, CA 95680


 
 

 

 



Peace. Love. Music.

See You In June!