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06/08/2017

Ziggy Marley: Bringing the real thing back to Portland

By MIKE LEWIS // He's coming to Edgefield on Friday, June 23.

For some, being the child of an entertainment icon isn’t an easy road to follow. Often they are in the shadows of their parents with critics and fans having high expectations of what they might accomplish but that hasn’t been the case for Ziggy Marley. The son of the late reggae icon Bob Marley has carried on the legacy of his father. His recording with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers as well as his solo work has touched millions around the world and the chances are highly likely that even your children have heard his music especially if they happen to enjoy PBS programming such as Arthur.

Marley has never strayed from the music his father helped to make legendary around the world. He has stayed true to the roots of reggae and has brought his own, unique style and sound to the music, something which has pleased audiences with songs like “Love Is My Religion,” “True to Myself” and “Tomorrow People” among many others.

It’s been nearly a year since Ziggy Marley was last in Portland but for fans of his music, the long wait for his return is just about over. Hitting the road once again to promote his 2016 self-titled Grammy winning release as well as three decades worth of material, Ziggy is set to take the stage of Edgefield Amphitheater as part of their long-running Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn.

Tickets for the Friday, June 23rd event are still available. 5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. show. General Admission: $43 advance and day of show (No reserved seating) All ages.

All ages welcome

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