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Stephen Marley

Bio

Eight-time Grammy award winning singer, musician and producer Stephen Marley is a true pioneer of reggae music. The second son of music icons Bob and Rita Marley, Stephen is a legend in his own right, producing a robust collection of prolific music that infuses reggae with hip hop, soul, jazz, doo-wop and much more.

He began his career at the ripe age of six—singing, dancing and playing percussion with his siblings in The Melody Makers. While still a teenager he assisted in the production of the all of their albums including their three Best Reggae Album Grammy winners Conscious Party (Virgin Records, 1989), One Bright Day (Virgin Records, 1990) and Fallen Is Babylon (Elektra Entertainment, 1998). In 1993 Stephen founded the record label Ghetto Youths International with his brother Ziggy Marley as a means of controlling their own music and support emerging artists.

Following Stephen produced a number of chart-topping, Grammy award-winning albums including Chant Down Babylon, that presented an innovative fusion of his father’s original vocal outtakes from the 1970s Island Records’ sessions with duets with hip-hop and R&B artists, while updating the Wailers’ richly textured one-drop rhythms with an assortment of samples, loops and overdubs.

Stephen’s hip-hop infused dancehall beats achieved a new height of complexity on his brother Damian Marley’s 2001 album Halfway Tree (Ghetto Youths/Motown) which yielded several hits around the globe and won the 2002 Grammy for Best Reggae album. In 2005 Stephen produced and contributed vocals to Damian’s single Welcome To Jamrock—the biggest reggae song of the year—that to this day can be heard on repeat. His vocal and production contributions on this album won Stephan another Grammy for best album in 2005.

The highly anticipated release of his first solo album came to fruition in 2007 with the beautifully composed and uplifting album, Mind Control. Recorded at the Marley Music studio in Kingston and the Marley’s Lion’s Den studio in Miami Mind Control—which won the Grammy’s Best Reggae Album category in  2007—offers an organic blend of eclectic elements defying music categorization.

His dynamic musical success continued in 2008 with the release of his second solo album Mind Control Acoustic—an acoustic iteration of the previous album—followed by the debut of his third solo album Revelation Part I: The Root of Life in 2011. Stephen’s signature sound reigned true in this album that features an array of iconic hits including Jah Army (ft. Damian Marley & Buju Banton), Made in Africa (ft.Wale and The Cast of Fela), No Cigarette Smoking (ft. Melanie Fiona) and much more, winning him another Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

The second installment of the two-part series, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, hit the charts in 2016 featuring a powerful collection of songs that represent his progressive ability to blend several genres of music. Legendary artists including Busta Rhymes, Rakim, Dead Prez, Rick Ross, Junior Reid, Bounty Killer and many more, lent their unique sounds to the album that is still played around the world today.

Since then, Marley has continued to release tracks with globally renowned artists including Options with Pitbull, 40 Days & 40 Nights with Salam Remi and Nothing’s Gonna Harm You with his son Joe Mersa. His work doesn’t stop there, in 2017 he brought to life the first annual Kaya Fest, a music awareness festival that highlights the benefits and educational opportunities around Cannabis. Stephen’s passion extends behind the scenes through the Ghetto Youths Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to benefit underprivileged communities in Jamaica and around the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour Dates

May 26 2024
BottleRock Napa Valley 2024
Napa County, CA
May 27 2024
The Guild Theatre
Menlo Park, CA
May 30 2024
The Hawthorn - Old Soul Tour Unplugged
St. Louis, MO
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Jun 01 2024
Point Break Festival 2024
Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 03 2024
McGrath Amphitheater with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Cedar Rapids, IA
Jun 05 2024
EPIC Event Center with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Green Bay, WI
Jun 06 2024
The Sylvee with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Madison, WI
Jun 07 2024
Hilde Performance Center with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Plymouth, MN
Jun 08 2024
KC Live with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Kansis City, MO
Jun 11 2024
Steelhouse with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Omaha, NE
Jun 13 2024
Riverfront Live with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Cincinnati, OH
Jun 14 2024
Everwise Amphitheater with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Indianapolis, IN
Jun 15 2024
The Intersection - Old Soul Tour Unplugged
Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 16 2024
Evans Amphitheater with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Cleveland Heights, OH
Jun 18 2024
Power Ridge with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Middlefield, CT
Jun 19 2024
Summer Stage at Tree House Brew Co with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Deerfield, MA
Jun 20 2024
Hutton Brickyards with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Kingston, NY
Jun 21 2024
Hollywood Outdoors with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Grantville, PA
Jun 22 2024
Beak and Skiff with Michael Franti & Spearhead
Lafayette, NY
Jun 28 2024
Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Colorado Symphony + Burning Spear
Morrison, CO
Jun 29 2024
Snow King Mountain - Old Soul Tour Unplugged
Jackson, WY
Aug 04 2024
Hollywood Bowl - Jamrock Reggae Night at the Bowl with Damian Marley
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 05 2024
Deer Lake Park - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Burnaby, Canada
Sep 06 2024
RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Ridgefield, WA
Sep 08 2024
White River Amphitheatre - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Auburn, WA
Sep 10 2024
Toyota Pavilion at Concord - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Concord, CA
Sep 11 2024
North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Chula Vista, CA
Sep 12 2024
Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Phoenix, AZ
Sep 13 2024
Isleta Amphitheater - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Albuquerque, NM
Sep 15 2024
Germania Insurance Amphitheater - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Austin, TX
Sep 16 2024
Dos Equis Pavilion - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Dallas, TX
Sep 18 2024
Riverbend Music Center - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 19 2024
Pine Knob Music Theatre - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Clarkston, MI
Sep 22 2024
Forest Hills Stadium - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Forest Hills, NY
Sep 23 2024
PNC Bank Arts Center - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Holmdel, NJ
Sep 25 2024
Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Bridgeport, CT
Sep 26 2024
Xfinity Center - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Mansfield, MA
Sep 27 2024
Jiffy Lube Live - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Bristow, VA
Sep 29 2024
Budweiser Stage - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Toronto, Canada
Sep 30 2024
Place Bell - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Laval, Canada
Oct 02 2024
Live Oak Bank Pavilion - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Wilmington, NC
Oct 03 2024
Lakewood Amphitheatre - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Atlanta, GA
Oct 04 2024
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Tampa, FL
Oct 05 2024
FPL Solar Amphitheatre - The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour
Miami, FL