Marcus Garvey and Jamaica Independence Celebration

Marcus Garvey and Jamaica Independence Celebration

The Underline

Aug 17, 2022
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Free

Celebrate Jamaica's 60th Anniversary of Independence with live reggae, local Jamaican food, and a tree marker unveiling honoring the Rt. Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey at The Underline Sound Stage Plaza on Wednesday, August 17. This highly-anticipated public ceremony will also include invitations to donate back-to-school supplies and materials for underserved students beginning in the Fall 2022 school year.

The lineup of legendary Ska and Reggae artists includes:

  • Eric “Monty” Morris who is best known for songs like “Wings of A Dove”, “Sammy Dead” and “Oil in my Lamp”
  • Keyboardist Pablove Black, a mainstay of the Jimmy Cliff and Studio One Session bands of the 1970s
  • Ras “Shaggie” Williams
  • Jah Mark and The Soulshakers
  • Blade Martin

There will also be a presentation of Marcus Mosiah Garvey Lifetime Achievement Awards give to surprise honorees. 

The celebration will be curated, directed and produced by Ras Gilly Dread Presents LLC. Friends of The Underline is grateful to longtime supporter Mark Hobson for underwriting both the tree marker and the free community concert.

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