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Stephen Marley

DJ Shacia Payne

Bell's Eccentric Cafe

August 13, 2019 - 8:30pm

Event Door Time: 
August 13, 2019 - 7:30pm

$38 Advance / $40 Day of Show - Tickets available at and Bell's General Store.

$25 - The Official After Party

Must have valid photo ID to verify age (21+) and identity at the door.

The second son of Bob Marley, eight time Grammy winning musician and producer, Stephen Marley is returning to Kalamazoo for a show in the Back Room on Tuesday, August 13th! Stephen began his career as a precocious six-year old singing, dancing and playing percussion with his siblings in the group The Melody Makers whose first single “Children Playing in The Streets” was produced by their father in 1979 and released on Tuff Gong, the label founded by Bob in the late 60s. While still a teenager he assisted in the production of The Melody Makers’ albums including their three Best Reggae Album Grammy winners “Conscious Party”, “One Bright Day”, and “Fallen Is Babylon.” 

In 1993 Ziggy and Stephen founded Ghetto Youths International as a means of controlling their own music and helping upcoming artists. The first project that brought Stephen’s production capabilities widespread attention was “Chant Down Babylon”, where he audaciously manipulated his father’s original vocal outtakes from the 1970s Island Records’ sessions, splicing them into 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. “Chant Down Babylon” achieved its objective of bringing Bob’s music to a new generation of fans, earned a Grammy nomination, was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. 

Don't miss an awesome evening in the Back Room on August 13th! Tickets will go quickly, so be sure to grab yours before they're gone. 

$1 of each ticket goes directly to the Ghetto Youth Foundation.

Information on The Official After Party

The Official After Party
Benefiting Ghetto Youths Foundation
Directly following Stephen Marley’s onstage performance

Join DJ Shacia Päyne for a true ‘90’s dance hall throwback party where the vibes are high and the dance floor is jumping! This is your opportunity to join the party, and MEET STEPHEN MARLEY after the show.

Tickets are $25/person and must be secured in advance. Concert tickets must be purchased separately. Proceeds from the Official After Party directly benefit the Ghetto Youths Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley to provide aid and resources, support and hope to communities in need, anywhere. Learn more here.