Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Celebrates 15 Years!

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Ryde, California, May 20, 2008, This June, summer solstice weekend, June 20, 21, & 22, 2008 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (SNWMF), an annual world peace and summer solstice celebration. The event takes place in the scenic Anderson Valley in the town of Boonville, California at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. Some of the world's greatest world, roots, vintage, dancehall, modern reggae and ska artists and sound system DJ's have made their appearances on the Sierra Nevada stages over the years, many of whom make their West Coast festival debut at this hallmark event.

The event takes place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14480 Highway 128, Boonville, California, 95415, just 35 minutes West of Ukiah. Three day tickets are available now for $135 through mail order at and at the independent ticket outlets listed at Camping passes are available by mail order and at select ticket outlets for $50, with one ticket required per vehicle. Single day tickets will be available during the week of May 20, 2008. Ticket prices are $55 for Friday, June 20th, $65 for Saturday, June 21st and $55 for Sunday, June 22nd.


Friday, June 20, 2008 - Michael Franti & Spearhead, Maldita Vecindad, SOJA, Rootz Underground, Wisdom, Rebelution In the Dancehall: David Rodigan.

Saturday, June 21, 2008 - Buju Banton, Morgan Heritage, Midnite, The Wailing Souls, The Mighty Diamonds, Sister Carol, Yami Bolo, Panjea, Markus James, Extra Golden, Aza, Rootz Underground, Taj Weekes & Adowa, Asheba In the Dancehall: Stone Love

Sunday, June 22, 2008- The English Beat, Tosh Meets Marley, U Roy, Cornel Campbell, Roy Shirley, Stranger Cole, Pat Kelly, The Expanders, Antidoping, Prezident Brown, Chris Murray Combo, Alika, Quinto Sol, Youssoupha Sidibe, Elhadki, Lisa Monet


Camping gate opens at 9am on Friday 6/20 Gates open 5pm 6/20 music from 6pm to 2:30am Gates open 10am 6/21 music from 11am-2:30am
Gates open 10 am 6/22 music from 11am-10pm For camping, hotels and other information visit our website at or call the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival hotline at (916)777-5550 or email to