The Wailers returning to Ponte Vedra Concert Hall April 14


The Wailers will return to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday, April 14. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.

Steered by bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Marley requested, affirming, “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Barrett delivers Marley’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience.

Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, as well as veterans Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar/bass and Noel Davey on keyboards. The performance anchor is live engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers’ sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the 1970s.

There are more than 250 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977’s “Exodus,” anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love” named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at No. 4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Time,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century.

Doors open at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Tickets range between $28.50-33.50 and will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.