Sunday, August 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027
Though the Wailers were first formed as a ska vocal group in 1963, they’re best known as the backing band of reggae legend Bob Marley. And it was that iteration that Julian Junior Marvin was asked to join in 1974 after the departure of founding members Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. His first recording with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Exodus, is widely considered one of the greatest albums of all time—in any genre. Since Marley’s death in 1981, Marvin has cut four records with the group, and toured with various iterations of the band’s lineup. Marvin fronts this current lineup, playing and singing the Bob Marley and The Wailers hits the way he believes Marley intended them to be heard. He’s joined by DJ Queen Majesty, an NYC reggae selector with her own hot sauce empire.
+ CityParks PuppetMobile presents Bessie’s Big Shot at SummerStage
Bessie the cow dreams of joining the circus. Come root her on in this free puppet show!
Sunday, August 18, 5PM
Marcus Garvey Park, MN
Food: Baked by Dawn, Rostacy Jamaican Food, and Cornel’s Catering Co. Cuisines curated by Bronx Night Market
Community partners: Uptown Grand Central, El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan CCC/ Manhattan Borough President’s Office. Census outreach coordinated by the Association for a Better New York.