Happy Birthday, Bob: Marley birthday concert lineup announced

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bobmarley11x17hiresoooLots of people celebrate the man, but few that we know celebrate Bob Marley to the degree of observing his birthday. (Which is February 6, by the way.) So on the day Marley would have turned 64, Springfield will host a concert in his honor with performances by local reggae institution Jah Roots and up-and-comers Jam Room, EgoMagnet and Roots of Mankind.

The show, to be held at Remmington’s Downtown, will require a $10 cover to get in but should be more that worth the cost of entry. The show marks a surprising break from Jah Roots’s hiatus from live performance until next spring. It’s also another chance to see Jam Room perform with its new bassist, Lee Goolsby (also of Roots of Mankind, and quite good). Most importantly, it’s a chance to celebrate Bob Marley, the indisputable face of reggae since his death in 1981. We hope to hear at least a few covers in tribute.

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2 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Bob: Marley birthday concert lineup announced”

  1. Birthday Gift For Bob: EgoMagnet to release album Feb. 6 « Says:

    […] So it’s fitting that the February 6 concert for his birthday produces some special surprises. The momentary return of Jah Roots from hiatus is already documented, but there’s another present on the way: a completed recording from […]

  2. Another “hiatus” ends: Jah Roots announces show dates « Says:

    […] at Patton Alley Pub. Now comes word that Jah Roots, after already calling timeout on its hiatus for Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash at Remmingtons Downtown February 6, is ready with a fresh batch of shows in the spring. Color us not […]

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