A Recap of the 2019 Arizona Roots Festival
The same body that organizes the California roots took it upon themselves to produce the Arizona Roots as a new event. For close to a decade, the Cali Roots has been bringing in unique artistes and performances with the aim of giving the consumers a special experience. This year saw them. Partner with Relentless beats to put up the event. The venue also shifted with the event being held at a new out of state location in the shape of the Rawhide Western Town and Event Center in Chandler, Arizona. It created a buzz like no other with many people waiting to see what the event would be like.
It was a well organized event with plenty of space to move around and explore the different products from different vendors. It was a spacious event with enough room for people to sit on the ground or on blankets that they brought along. There were enough wooden picnic tables and chairs next to the main stage for the people who wanted to listen to some music while eating. Water stations were not scarce either. There were two different music stages on either ends of the event center with one being larger than the other one. The event had enough food centers with two drink bars on opposite sides of the venue. There were a variety of items on sale with some vendors selling hand made items such as hats and bags. Hand blown glass items, CBD treats and smoking paraphernalia were also available. This tool for dosing is handy for people who use CBD. There was great organization in the layout and positioning of all the vendors at the venue. There was a graffiti section with large backboards for graffiti artistes to showcase their skill. The event was great and full of excitement as people took photos and watched their favorite artistes performing. There was a huge lion made of metal with a green, red and yellow Rastafarian mane which served as an art car with red seats where people could seat and enjoy the music. The second level of the art car served people to an aerial view of all that was below. One of the most popular spots fir a photo was a red velvet seat at the mouth of the lion.
The Rawhide stage, which happens to be the smaller of the two stages was graced by music from 1pm. Over her tank top and jeans, the lead singer if the Rilen’ out band had a plain black jacket. Her great voice sounded like a combination of voices from two different mainstream artistes.