The Marley Family today announced the return of the “Bob Marley Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival,” a five-hour genre-blending outdoor music festival tour featuring music, food, street vendors and good vibes. The 17-city event kicks off August 6th at the Reggae on the River Festival in Redway, CA (full tour schedule below). The festival title was borrowed from the Bob Marley song “Roots, Rock, Reggae,” featured on his 1976 album Rastaman Vibration.
This year’s festival is full of firsts. It marks the first time sons Ziggy and Stephen Marley have joined reggae pioneer Bunny Wailer on tour. It will be the first time Ziggy will perform songs from his upcoming CD Love is My Religion, set for release July 2 on the Marley Family record label Tuff Gong Worldwide (Target will act as the sole U.S. retailer for the album and this is the first time Ziggy has ever released an independent album without using the traditional major label infrastructure). As well, this will be Stephen Marley’s first headlining tour where he will perform songs from his solo debut album Mind Control, set for release this Fall on Tuff Gong/ Ghetto Youths/ Universal-Republic. Ziggy and Stephen are co-headliners for the tour.
Grammy-winning Latin rock band Ozomatli and MuzikMafia godfather John Nicholson are also confirmed for the bill. Festival goers can expect a full set from each of the artists but should be prepared for surprising collaborations. During the event, the street vendors will also offer a variety items including authentic Jamaican cuisine and wares. For more information, go to http://www.rootsrockreggae.com.
Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival Schedule:
Sun-Aug-06 Redway,CA Reggae on the River
Tue-Aug-08 Reno,CA Reno Hilton Amphitheatre
Thu-Aug-10 Alpine,CA Viejas Casino - Concerts in the Park
Fri-Aug-11 Santa Barbara,CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Sat-Aug-12 San Rafael,CA Marin County Civic Center - Lagoon Park
Sun-Aug-13 Los Angeles,CA Hollywood Bowl
Tue-Aug-15 Las Vegas,NV Palms Hotel - Skin Pool Stage
Wed-Aug-16 Tucson,AZ &