Venue: Mandalay Bay Beach
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: September 1, 2013
Show Times: 9pm
Age Restriction: 18
Ziggy Marley, the oldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, had some big shoes to fill after his father's death in 1981. A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, he's done a remarkable job of carrying on his father's musical legacy and carving out his own presence on the public stage for more than 25 years.
Marley is stopping in Vegas to join the Mandalay Bay Beach Concert Series, which hosts shows on a stage surrounded by water and invites audiences to wade in close to the sound.
Born David Marley, Ziggy (nicknamed in honor of David Bowie) received guitar and drum lessons from his father. In 1979, his sister, brother and half-sister all joined Bob in the studio to record the single "Children Playing in the Streets." Calling themselves the Melody Makers, the four siblings continued playing together and even performed at their father's state funeral.
Marley and the Melody Makers released "Conscious Party" in 1988. The album was both a critical and commercial smash, with the hit single "Tomorrow People."
The follow-up, 1989's "One Bright Day," was their best-selling effort, cracking the Top 20 and winning a Grammy.
The band recorded "Free Like We Want 2 B" in 1995 and "Fallen Is Babylon" followed in 1997, scoring another Grammy.
Marley has also founded his own record label, Ghetto Youth United, created to spotlight the next generation of reggae talent.
"Dragonfly" was released in 2003, followed by "Love is My Religion" in 2006.