Hot Summer Nights: The Wailers
Event date: August 24
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Not many bands can claim genuine legend status. The Wailers comfortably claim their place in essential music history. Their music was, and is, culture-defining: rebel hearts with brave souls embodying the spirit of 70s era-defining reggae. The band plays a special set featuring incredible cuts from Bob Marley’s formidable back catalog along with a string of their greatest, classic hits. The Wailers are giving you a chance to be part of the legacy. Aston Barrett Jr, himself reggae royalty as the son of the irrepressible ‘Familyman’, carries the flame for The Wailers in a show that is simply not to be missed. In late 2020, The Wailers released their first single off the album, “One World, One Prayer”, a powerful piece focused on unity, love and inclusion beyond cultural differences. Produced and written by Emilio Estefan, “One World, One Prayer”, mixes Jamaican reggae with the sounds of the urban Latin genre. The track features international titan Farruko,Jamaican superstar Shaggy,and continues the legacy of Marley alongside the great man’s daughter, Cedella Marley, and her son Skip Marley.One World, the album that marks the Wailers’ return to the recording studios and the band’s first album for 25 years, was nominated for a 2021 Grammy® Award in the Best Reggae Album category. The essence of 70s rebellion, the true spirit of reggae performed by the people who helped forge the era-defining sound and by those raised under their tutelage. Living Legends, Reggae Royalty carrying the flame – now you can be a part of the legacy. When The Wailers come calling, you listen.
Learn more at thewailers.com.
This is a non-ticketed event. Entry is FREE to all.
Gates open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:30pm.
Moe’s Original BBQ Hot Summer Nights is brought to you by the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation.