“Marley & Friends – Culture Fest”
Brooklyn, NY – Live Nation in association with Jammins Events presents the “Marley & Friends – Culture Fest” on Saturday, June 25th 2016. The first ever Reggae Culture fest will feature live performances by renowned reggae international superstars Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse, Maxi Priest and Ed Robinson. The Culture Fest will take place at the new outdoor Amphitheater located at the world famous Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. Seating capacity for the venue is 4700 patrons. The Amphitheater is scheduled to open this June 2016. Join us as Marley & Friends Culture Fest makes history by being the first event this June 2016. Purchase your tickets today…
David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley is a Jamaican musician and son of Reggae legend, Bob Marley. In 1979, Ziggy and his siblings Sharon, Cedella and Stephen formed the Melody Makers – named after the British weekly pop/rock music newspaper, Melody Maker – and made their recording debut with “Children Playing in the Streets”. In 1985, the Melody Makers released their first album, Play the Game Right. Changing names, the group became Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers and released Conscious Party (1988) with Virgin Records. The album helped the group break through to mainstream audiences. That year, the group brought home the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording. Continuing to explore social, political and personal topics in his songs, Marley released his first solo album, Dragonfly, in 2003. His next effort, Love Is My Religion (2006), won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. His other hit singles are “Tomorrow People and “Fly Rasta”. In addition to his music, Marley established the U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightment) organization to help children in poverty. Ziggy Marley
Grammy award-winning reggae band Steel Pulse have been true to their roots for over 35 years. One of Bob Marley’s favorites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all. Steel Pulse, roots reggae band, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England, which has a large number of Afro-Caribbean, other Asian migrants. Steel Pulse were the first non-Jamaican act to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Popular hits by Steel Pulse include “Taxi” “Steppin Out” “Chant a Psalm”, “Roller Skates” and “Worth His Weight in Gold”. Eventually they found a more natural home in support slots for Burning Spear, which brought them to the attention of Island Records.
Max Alfred “Maxi” Elliott, known as Maxi Priest is best known for singing reggae music with an R&B influence, otherwise known as reggae fusion, and became one of the first international successes and one of the most successful reggae fusion acts of all-time. Maxi Priest was born in Lewisham, London, his parents moved to England from Jamaica to provide more opportunity for their family and he grew up listening to gospel, reggae, R&B, and pop music. It was in Kingston, Jamaica that he recorded his third album ‘Maxi,’ produced by Sly & Robbie in collaboration with Willie Lindo. This masterful collection yielded the hits ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck,’ ‘How Can We Ease The Pain,’ shared with Beres Hammond, and an enchanting cover of Cat Stevens’ ‘Wild World’ which went Top 5 in Britain, Top 10 in the US and also entered the country and western charts! Some of Maxi Priest most successful hits includes “Easy to Love” “Just a Little Bit Longer” “House Call” “Close to You” and most recently, “Take It Easy”.
Over the years Ed Robinson found himself becoming a key player in the diverse genres of Reggae, Rock, Soul, Hip Hop, and R&B. His first album Once Again was ultimately released by VP Records and contained the highly acclaimed track “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”. A second album, Sky is the Limit, was released on Jet Star Records featured powerful Roots tunes like “Bad Minded People”, and a fine version of “Burnin’ and Lootin”. Songwriter and music producer Ed Robinson fifth album titled ‘Written in Stone’.
Tickets are now On Sale and can be purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at local ticket outlets in Brooklyn: Conrads Bakery, Topaz Restaurants, Silver Krust Restaurant, Tasty Delicious Restaurant, Faye & Kings Restaurant and Trelawni Place Bar & Grill; Queens: VP Records; and Bronx: Moodies Records.