Ziggy Marley to perform in Paso Robles
Reggae legend, Ziggy Marley and special guest will make a stop at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre this summer on Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m.
A seven-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Marley has released twelve albums. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys, with such hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.”
His first solo album, “Dragonfly” was released in 2003. His second solo release, “Love is My Religion” won a Grammy in 2006 for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, “Family Time,” scored him a 5th Grammy award for “Best Children’s Album.” In 2011, he released his critically acclaimed 4th studio album “Wild And Free,” which earned him a Grammy nomination.
Ziggy Marley Organics, a GMO-free product line including flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks, was started in 2012. The products are distributed throughout the U.S. and are available in over 1000 stores nationwide. His 2012 live album “Ziggy Marley In Concert,” recently earned him his 6th Grammy award for “Best Reggae Album.” To coincide with the release of his latest album “Fly Rasta,” (which earned his 7th Grammy Award) Marley released his debut children’s book “I Love You Too,” a co-production of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide. The multicultural picture book is based on one of Marley’s most beloved songs of the same title from his Grammy Award-winning album “Family Time,” which explores a child’s relationship with parents, nature and the “unstoppable force of love.”
Involved with a variety of charities, Marley also leads his own, U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment) a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. The charity’s missions range from building new schools to operating health clinics to supporting charities like Mary’s Child, a center for abused and neglected girls.
Tickets are $39, plus applicable service charges. The Vina Robles Amphitheatre is located at 3800 Mill Rd, Paso Robles. For more information, call (805) 286-3680 or visit vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.