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Burning Spear added to Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2023

04/05/2023 by Press Release

Burning Spear added to Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2023

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Returns to Mendocino County in June with a Star-Studded Reggae Lineup with Burning Spear as the Sunday night headliner!

Epiphany Artists is pleased to announce the 26th edition of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (SNWMF) which takes place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, CA on June 16, 17, and 18, 2023. The premier roots reggae music and camping festival has been held on Summer Solstice/Father’s Day weekend since 1994 (except for a five-year break).

Burning Spear's impact on reggae music is profound. The legacy of his music is one of self-reliance and self-determination for the African diaspora. With a career spanning over six decades, his live performance continues to be relevant, powerful and exhilarating.

The star-studded lineup also includes Beres Hammond (Saturday night headliner), Luciano (Friday night headliner), Tarrus Riley, Derrick Morgan, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Cocoa Tea, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Lila Iké, Soul Syndicate, The Clarendonians, Wesli, Norma Fraser, Rory Stone Love, and Warrior Sound International, with more artists still to be announced.
The 2023 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is true to the ethos of founder and programmer, the late Warren Smith, who chose to base the event on conscious music, bringing together artists whose lyrics are life-affirming and embrace a positive message.
Gretchen Franz Smith who is heading up this year’s team, states, “We work hard to establish a family-friendly ‘vibe’, and create a positive, respectful, conscious community of music lovers.

This event has live music on two stages; a late-night DJ dancehall; an eclectic food court and an international marketplace, as well as on-site camping. The Kids Zone offers activities such as parades, and drumming. Percussion workshops and yoga classes as well as other exciting programming, are available for the adults.
The Mendocino County Fairground is located on Highway 128 in Boonville, CA in the picturesque Anderson Valley less than three hours north of San Francisco.
Three-day tickets and camping passes are available via Single-day tickets will be available closer to the event. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.


  • Burning Spear
  • Beres Hammond
  • Luciano
  • Tarrus Riley
  • Derrick Morgan
  • Protoje
  • Kabaka Pyramid
  • Cocoa Tea
  • Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba 
  • Ken Boothe
  • Lila Ike
  • Soul Syndicate
  • The Clarendonians
  • Wesli
  • Norma Fraser
  • Rory Stone Love
  • Warrior Sound International

More Artists To Be Announced... TICKETS available @